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¡Golpe!, Josephine Davies & Ken Field

Read "¡Golpe!, Josephine Davies & Ken Field" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Threesomes! If that's your thing, go for it, but in jazz there's no doubt of the dominance of trios as a common format. Four outstanding trios highlight this edition of OMJ: Portugal's explorative duo ¡Golpe! adds the outstanding bassist Masa Kamaguchi for its excellent new release, Totem, while two others maintain what's working: Bill Frisell with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm

Read "Charles Rumback: Singing Structures of Rhythm" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Versatility, personality and musical empathy are qualities that a modern drummer needs, and Charles Rumback has them in abundance. Based in Chicago, Rumback has accompanied adventurous singer/songwriters like Caleb Willitz, Steve Dawson and Ryley Walker, played jazzy electronica with Colorlist and explored the classic format of the piano trio with bassist John Tate and pianist Jim ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Stirrup: Cut

Read "Cut" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Che imbracci la chitarra o l'usuale violoncello poco importa a Fred Lonberg-Holm. Perché il risultato è parimenti esaltante, gli strumenti esplorati in ogni loro componente vengono a più riprese fatti deflagrare, schegge schizzano per ogni dove, bagliori illuminano a giorno anche le atmosfere più attigue all'oscurità, il senso di spiazzamento informa ogni movimento d'arco e ogni ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Stirrup: Cuts

Read "Cuts" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The good news about the end of record stores as brick-and-mortar businesses is that people like you--weirdos and freaks (ok, me too)--cannot be segregated into the jazz section, and Fred Lonberg-Holm's music may be available to a wider listening audience. That might be just our dream, but with music coming from his trio Stirrup, internet crawlers ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Stirrup: Sewn

Read "Sewn" reviewed by Troy Collins

The collective trio Stirrup is a salient example of the genre-defying cooperative spirit that defines Chicago's creative improvised music scene. Accustomed to collaborating with a wide variety of artists, these three musicians seamlessly incorporate an array of influences and approaches on Sewn, their debut recording as a trio.Drawing upon the folksy lyricism that underpins ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Stirrup: Sewn

Read "Sewn" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It's apparent why Ken Vandermark invited cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm to join the now defunct Vandermark 5 a decade ago. His versatility allows him to play a full spectrum of music from chamber jazz to stadium rock. One minute he's Pablo Casals, the next Jimi Hendrix. His adventures have taken him from Peter Brotzmann's Tentet ...


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