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Russ Lossing Trio: The Ways

Read "The Ways" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The Russ Lossing Trio should record more. Ways, which follows the excellent Oracle (hatOLOGY, 2011), is just the second recording this longstanding trio has released. More music from them would allow fans to study the development of the chemistry between Lossing, bassist Masa Kamaguchi, and drummer Billy Mintz. The instantaneous telepathy between piano, bass, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mark Lomax, Rosetta Trio & Federica Michisanti

Read "Mark Lomax, Rosetta Trio & Federica Michisanti" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


February is Black History Month and this episode features some music recognizing that fact. Drummer and musicologist Mark Lomax 's 400: An Afrikan Epic is a monumental 12-album cycle honoring the 400th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. He used the music he grew up with--spirituals and blues--as source material, and despite criticism and resistance from ...

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Russ Lossing Trio: Oracle

Read "Oracle" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


There are rolling, wide open spaces in the music of Russ Lossing. Much of this is traversed in the seemingly sprawling beauty of Oracle, an album that meanders in the absorbing colors and textures of what that which the trio offers up for seduction. It is easy to be swept up in the diaphanous gusts of ...

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Russ Lossing Trio: Oracle

Read "Oracle" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Haunting, meditative, solemn and high-impact are descriptors that bear pianist Russ Lossing's approach and sensibilities. While Oracle denotes his trio's debut effort for hatOLOGY records, it's been a working unit for several years, largely based in New York City. The program is architected via disparate levels of pitch amid a capacious vibe, but the trio often ...

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Russ Lossing Trio: Oracle

Read "Oracle" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Pianist Russ Lossing's trio evokes a dreamlike state on Oracle, by communicating an atmosphere of unearthly elegance through trance-inducing energy. Lossing, bassist Masa Kamaguchi and drummer Billy Mintz commune at this level because they'd been a working trio for six years when this studio recording was made in 2007. Besides that, all three bring ...


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