Results for "Strudelmedia"
by Libero Farnè
Questo CD del nuovo quartetto Ibid, anomalo nel coniugare tre fiati e una batteria, rappresenta l'ultimo approdo dell'onnivoro Andy Biskin, nato in Texas, formatosi alla Yale University e con molte esperienze nel suo bagaglio musicale. Si percepiscono echi del passato nel percorso movimentato di Act Necessary; evidentemente Biskin appartiene a quella schiera di artisti che non ...
by Dave Wayne
A working jazz musician in New York City and environs since 1991, clarinetist, composer, and filmmaker Andy Biskin is a modern-day Renaissance Man. The Texas native was already a fixture in San Antonio's polka scene (yes, people, this is a thing) as a teenager, Biskin attended Yale where he double-majored in music and anthropology. Later, he ...
by Glenn Astarita
Act Necessary is clarinetist-composer Andy Biskin's fifth album, where he integrates the jazz idiom into Americana, slapstick fare, funk and other disparate genres. He's an artist who stands out among his peers as he goes against the grain, while always mingling wit and whimsy into his overall musicality. Biskin's amiable and bubbly clarinet work forges an ...
By The Spokes
Track listing: 1. Dizzy Dame (Johnston) - 5:25; 2. Spoken Not Heard (Hasselbring) - 6:43; 3. Hippo Park (Biskin) - 7:42; 4. Lady Baltimore (Biskin) - 5:49; 5. Nothing Flat (Biskin) - 4:05; 6. Normal Anyone (Hasselbring) - 7:12; 7. Wedding Song (Johnston) - 5:18; 8. Workaround (Biskin) - 6:16; 9. Wiesinski (Biskin) - 6:40; 10. In My Country (Biskin) - 5:45; 11. Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat (Johnston) - 3:37; Dogs Like Breath (Johnston) - 1:50.
by AAJ Italy Staff
Composto da tre navigati ed eclettici musicisti dell'area newyorchese, il trio The Spokes fonda il proprio appeal su numerose originali particolarità, la prima delle quali emerge fin dall'organico: tre fiati non frequentemente affiancati, per giunta apparentemente sbilanciati timbricamente, con due ance alte" accanto a un ottone basso". Analoga la tensione" che emerge dalle composizioni, caratterizzate da ...
Track listing: Cafe Cortado; End of an Era; Minimus; Movin' On Over; Veloce; Good Question; Well-Dressed and Elegant; Leon's Last Night; Funeral March in the Style of Jean-Baptiste de Lully; March for a Lost Cause; Kowloon Noir; Pinhole Ghost.
by Troy Collins
The cover of Those Moments Before features a poster of Marlene Dietrich advertising Josef von Sternberg's 1931 film Dishonored. While this album--New York-based multi-instrumentalist Edward Ratliff's third as a leader--isn't a soundtrack like the earlier Barcelona in 48 Hours (Strudelmedia, 2004) was, this date unfolds with the same degree of wild eclecticism and globe-trotting impetuousness as ...
by Jerry D'Souza
Multi-instrumentalist Edward Ratliff brings a wide tapestry of sounds to Those Moments Before. His inspiration comes from Henry Threadgill, a funeral march, the tango, and Hong Kong movies, and he has assembled a stellar cast of musicians to help realize his ambitious canvas. The portrait he presents is a dynamic, moving one. Ratliff is ...
By Andy Biskin
Track listing: My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night!; Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair; Early American; Camptown Races; Journey Cake; Oh! Susanna; Fits and Starts; Hard Times Come Again No More; Nelly Bly; Thin King Thinking; Old Folks At Home; Old Black Joe; Dom Casual; There's A Good Time Coming; Beautiful Dreamer; Kid Proof; Old Folks At Home.