Results for "Songlines"
by Mike Jacobs
For the fourth installment in the continuing BackTracks series, we take a look at some notable releases that infuse their jazz with stylistic spice indigenous to different regions of the worldnamely North Africa, the Iberian peninsula and the Balkans. As BackTracks was on a hiatus of sorts (and because these recordings seemed to emerge in matched ...
by Mike Chamberlain
Part 1 | Part 2Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 16-19, 2019 There was a lot of positive buzz leading up to the 35th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. On paper, the schedule looked very strong. Looking back over past ...
by Doug Collette
Since coming to some renown in New York City during the Eighties and Nineties, Wayne Horvitz has developed a career almost as eclectic as it is esoteric. Performer, composer, educator and entrepreneur comprise just a few of the roles he has assumed in near-fifty years of audacious enterprise and these dual releases vividly illustrates the range ...
by Dan Bilawsky
Since the jazz clarinet never really died, renaissance--or rebirth--may not be the term that best describes what's happening to the instrument in the twenty-first century jazz universe; it is, however, a pretty good one word synopsis. The licorice stick was there at or near the start, tooting along next to the trumpet and ...
By Manu Codjia
Label: Bee Jazz
Track listing: Lubyes; Jamin'; Ritournelle Part I; Ritournelle Part II; Motion Spivari; N'Yack Stuff Bass Intro; N'Yack Stuff Suite; Al Blade; Nage Mute Prologue; Nage Mute Part I; Nage Mute Drums Interlude; Nage Mute Part II; Nage Mute Epilogue; Roc Ferek; Nicolas' Clock; Free Al.
by C. Michael Bailey
The last time saxophonist Heinrich von Kalnein crossed this writer's path was directing the band on Joys & Desires. In quite a departure from that outing German expatriate cum Austrian von Kalnein enters the more confined climate of the quintet, expanding the format with wide open arrangements of spatially conceived original compositions.Heinrich von Kalnein's ...
by Jeff Dayton-Johnson
Electric guitarists in jazz sort themselves into two camps. Do you follow the magisterial Charlie Christian, and favor clean lines that a horn player might play, using electricity the way Billie Holiday used a microphone to make subtle nuances more easily heard? Or do you follow the arguably less gifted (but equally influential) Johnny Smith, embracing ...
Label: Columbia Records
Track listing: Volunteered Slavery; I'll Find My Way; Crow Jane; Sahib Teri Bandi - Maki Madni; Chevrolet; Sailing On; Revolution; I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy; All I Do; Mahjoun; I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free); This Sky.