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Gabe Terracciano: A Constant State Of Arriving

Read "Gabe Terracciano: A Constant State Of Arriving" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It may seem strange that a jazz violinist should admit to hating jazz violin, but Gabe Terracciano is not your run-of-the-mill jazz violinist. For starters, what other jazz violinist plays Ornette Coleman tunes in a bluegrass band? Nor are there too many jazz violinists who have taken first prize at an old-time fiddle competition, toured Ghana ...

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Article: Album Review

Michael Eaton: Dialogical

Read "Dialogical" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Saxophonist Michael Eaton covers a lot of ground on this CD, using several different configurations of musicians in a program that encompasses angular, funk-laced fusion, airy sax and flute duets, a multi-saxophone workout and minimalism in the Philip Glass style. A key sideman here is guitarist Lionel Loueke whose unique style of playing and ...

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Article: Album Review

Michael Eaton: Dialogical

Read "Dialogical" reviewed by Troy Dostert


A saxophonist and composer with uncommon ambition, Michael Eaton seems to recognize no limits whatsoever on his craft. He's played in virtually every style imaginable: free improvisation, Latin jazz, post-bop, classical, reggae and rock, just to scratch the surface--and he keeps company with a cross-section of today's cutting-edge players, including James Brandon Lewis, Michael Attias and ...

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Article: Album Review

Tim Whalen: Oblivion: The Music of Bud Powell

Read "Oblivion: The Music of Bud Powell" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Pianist/composer/arranger Tim Whalen pays tribute to the great bebop pianist Bud Powell with this set of creative arrangements. Whalen rightly points out that Powell was the architect of modern jazz piano, yet he is often overlooked when fellow bebop pioneers Bird, Monk, and Dizzy are mentioned. His arrangements of Powell compositions (plus one new original) are ...

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Article: Album Review

Michael Eaton: Individuation

Read "Individuation" reviewed by Ben Scholz


On his debut album as a leader, saxophonist Michael Eaton presents a collection of original material featuring a rotating group of jny: New York City based musicians including Jon Crowley on Trumpet, David Liebman on Saxophone, Brad Whiteley on piano, bassists Daniel Ori and Scott Colberg, and Shareef Taher on drums. Exhibiting his artistic ...

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Article: Album Review

Michael Eaton: Individuation

Read "Individuation" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Individuation, as a concept, can be seen as a parallel to the process of making music. In speaking one's own voice through an instrument and/or through composition, individuals manage to direct their imagination and unconscious into something tangible. Saxophonist Michael Eaton knows a thing or two about this, as demonstrated on his aptly-titled debut.


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