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The Beatles: The Beatles 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Read "The Beatles 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

In keeping with its source, The White Album (Apple, 1968), as a virtual primer of contemporary musical style ranging from the Beach Boys ("Back in the USSR") to Stockhausen ("Revolution #9"), The Beatles 50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition is a weighty proposition indeed. In fact, it's alternately daunting and imposing in mere physical form: housed in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Elliott Sharp: Err Guitar

Read "Err Guitar" reviewed by Don Phipps

Is this music from another world? Dense, complex, innovative, and chock full of improvisation, Elliott Sharp's Err Guitar seeks to establish a whole new vocabulary for the instrument. Joined by the significant guitarist Mary Halvorson and the always willing to experiment Marc Ribot, Sharp elevates the guitar trio using Stockhausen-like effects that blur rhythm and sound--offering ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Neil Ardley & the New Jazz Orchestra: On The Radio: BBC Sessions 1971

Read "On The Radio: BBC Sessions 1971" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Neil Ardley was a truly remarkable individual. As well as his work in jazz as a composer/band-leader/arranger, Neil was a scientific author with 101 books to his name, which sold over 10 million copies. I spoke to him once but, sadly, Ardley had died by the time I commenced work on my book on British jazz, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?

Read "A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

"Art alone makes life possible." --Joseph Beuys. The Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra is unique. It's an over-used word, I know, but in this case fully justified. GIO are unique in so many ways--in the way they formed, the way they make decisions, in their make-up, how they work and most importantly how they sound. They ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Acid Mothers Temple and Melting Paraiso UFO: Son of a Bitches Brew

Read "Son of a Bitches Brew" reviewed by Dave Wayne

One would have to be living in a cave not to know that trumpeter Miles Davis' electric music has become a bit of a cause célèbre amongst forward-thinking jazz artists. Love it or hate it, Davis' radical experiments with funk, acid rock, and Stockhausen-inspired sound painting has quickly gone from much-maligned to iconic over the past ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Cloud Ludum Presents Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Work “zodiac” Arranged For Chamber Jazz Ensemble

October 27 (Saturday) 8:15 pm Outpost 186 186 ½ Hampshire Street (Inman Square), Cambridge “Zodiac” is a cycle of 12 tone-row pieces each representing a zodiac sign. Probably it is one of the most popular Stockhausen’s compositions. Originally these pieces were written for music boxes but composer arranged them later for various ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Huddersfield, UK, November 18, 2011

Read "Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, Huddersfield, UK, November 18, 2011" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic EnsembleBates MillHuddersfield, UKNovember 18, 2011 From tiny sextets do mighty 18-piece chamber ensembles grow. 21 years ago, improvising saxophonist Evan Parker first put together his original Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. Five ECM CD's later--not to mention Set on Parker's own psi label--the Evan-expanding EPEAE premiered Tesserae, its next release, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Conference Call: Evolution of a Burning Bush

Read "Conference Call: Evolution of a Burning Bush" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Conference Call can be as balanced and beautiful as an intricate organism, and just as soon rage with holy fire. The quartet--consisting of saxophonist Gebhard Ullman, bassist Joe Fonda, drummer George Schuller and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens--perpetually weaves in all three dimensions, as well as in time--its own, and music history's. Together since ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Eric Zinman: The Piano as Endangered Species

Read "Eric Zinman: The Piano as Endangered Species" reviewed by Brian Wrentham

For over twenty years, pianist/composer Eric Zinman has been crafting his own approach to his instrument, since meeting trumpeter Bill Dixon in the '80s. He views himself as an ensemble player, who plays to include; in addition to his own writing, his trio disc, Eric Zinman Ensemble (Cadence, 2006), features short pieces by John Voigt, Laurence ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier

Read "Tim Garland: Beyond the Frontier" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Composer, arranger and multi-reed virtuoso Tim Garland is a treasure the nation of the UK has yet to fully recognize. Having recorded a dozen albums in his own name, and arranged for and played in the groups of Chick Corea and Bill Bruford, Garland's pedigree as one of the leading jazz saxophonist/composers of his generation is ...


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