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Black Water

Label: Red Giant Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Balancing Act; I Like It When You Play the Blues; Viraha; What's a Jazz?; Rejoice; Simonize; Joe Made the Face; Are There Clouds in India?; The Crossing; Faith (Intro); Faith.

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Panoptic Modes

Label: Red Giant Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Invocation; Configurations; One Thousand and One; History is Alive; Father Spirit; Atlantean Tropes; Numbers (for Mumia); Trident: 2001; Circular Argument; Invariants; Mountains.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Black Water

Read "Black Water" reviewed by David Adler


Officially, Black Water is the second album by alto saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa. ( The Preserver, a blazing follow-up to 1997's Yatra, remains in the can.) Commissioned by the American Composers Forum, this powerful suite deals in part with the difficulty of immigration, not only for those who make the journey but also their progeny ...

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Vijay Iyer: Panoptic Modes

Read "Panoptic Modes" reviewed by Jim Santella


What a combination. Vijay Iyer's music contains the adventurousness and dramatic tension that you'd expect from avant-garde jazz; as well as a light, rhythmic swing, for those of us who live in the mainstream. His third album is accessible to one and all. They're his originals, and they're interpreted by a stellar quartet. By limiting the ...

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Metal Dog

Label: Red Giant Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Interference; Metal Hunden; Little Q; No Dancing Allowed (Please Mr. Mayor); After the Munchies; Crazy Dog Out the Window; Phobia; El Ni

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Thor Madsen: Metal Dog

Read "Metal Dog" reviewed by David Adler


Danish guitarist Thor Madsen, a relatively new arrival on the New York jazz scene, makes a strong debut with Metal Dog. Leading a quartet through a charged set of original music, Madsen displays not only stunning guitar chops, but an intrepid and progressive musical imagination. He swings hard on “Metalhunden" and “Crazy Dog Out the Window," ...

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Thor Madsen: Metal Dog

Read "Metal Dog" reviewed by Jim Santella


Guitarist Thor Madsen retains an historical rhythmic swing throughout his session of modern mainstream originals. His quartet stretches the boundaries. Improvising with serious purpose, the foursome carries a Thelonious Monk influence along an extrapolated course. Quirky and energetic, Madsen's music includes the spirit of our bebop forefathers, while blazing a trail defining the future of jazz. ...

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Orthodoxy

Label: Red Giant Records
Released: 1999

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Liberty Ellman: Orthodoxy

Read "Orthodoxy" reviewed by David Adler


Talk about talent deserving wider recognition. Guitarist Liberty Ellman has been placed in the M-BASE camp by some, but it’s not quite so easy to pin him down. His highly enjoyable debut, Orthodoxy, is an ultra-hip mix of abstract swing and spacey but intense groove—call it Greg Osby meets In a Silent Way by way of ...


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