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TOM HAMILTON has been composing and performing for over 40 years, and his work with electronic music originated in the late-60s era of analog synthesis. Hamilton often explores the interaction of many simultaneous layers of activity, prompting the use of “present-time listening” on the part of both performer and listener. Hamilton appears on synthesizer in his own ensembles, and has performed as a member of Slybersonic Tromosome and the Noisy Meditation Band (Peter Zummo), The Spinozas (David Soldier), and Analogos (Michael Schumacher). He has recently performed with Thomas Buckner, Lisle Ellis, Bruce Eisenbeil, Chris Mann, Al Margolis, and Jacqueline Martelle. Hamilton was a 2005 Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy

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Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration

Read "New Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Any album with the renowned Phil Woods leading a big band (or jazz orchestra) is cause for celebration, especially so when he has written all but one of the charts and takes the bulk of the alto solos. More than fifteen years have passed since Woods last recorded with the COTA Festival Orchestra from his home ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Barry Altschul, William Hooker, Bobby Previte & Andrew Cyrille

Read "Barry Altschul, William Hooker, Bobby Previte & Andrew Cyrille" reviewed by Martin Longley

Barry Altschul Roulette January 8, 2013 Another 70th birthday to celebrate, another musician who commands the appearance and vitality of a much younger player. New York drummer Barry Altschul actually hit 70 two days before this celebratory gig at Roulette. The long-established experimental music venue is now settling in ...

Shadow Machine

Label: Pogus
Released: 2010
Track listing: Dusting Off Dada; Dryer Mouth; Shadow Machine; Dot Dot Dot; Mars Fell On Alabama; Walleye Spawn; The Salt Eaters; Little Left On The Left; Silver Through A Straw.

NEWS: RECORDING

Tom Hamilton - Pieces for Kohn/Formal and Informal Music (1976, 1981)

Tom Hamilton - Pieces for Kohn/Formal and Informal Music (1976, 1981)

By PicoNot the bass player for Aerosmith, but a musician named “Tom Hamilton" with a more ambitious calling.For more than forty years, the nonpop New Music composer and performer Hamilton has treated music as a laboratory for experimentation, and a pioneer of using electronics for anarchistic, fringe forms of music. Tom's so ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tom Hamilton - Bruce Eisenbeil: Shadow Machine

Read "Shadow Machine" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Bruce Eisenbeil è un chitarrista con un piede nel jazz più contemporaneo e l'altro nell'avanguardia più rigorosa, che cerca da anni di mantenere viva la tradizione di Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock, Fred Frith, Nels Cline, Elliott Sharp e pochi altri. Ha collaborato con Cecil Taylor, Evan Parker, Milford Graves, David Murray e e si è ritagliato ...

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XFest 2010: Real Time Together

Read "XFest 2010: Real Time Together" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Various Artists XFest 2010 119 Gallery, Lowell, Mass. February 26-28, 2010 Call it XFest. Curated by musician Walter Wright and held annually at his 119 Gallery in Lowell, Mass, the pace of it couldn't be closer or faster. Within its three days of rapid-fire sets, musicians who have never played ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tom Hamilton / Bruce Eisenbeil: Shadow Machine

Read "Shadow Machine" reviewed by John Sharpe

Guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil continues to push beyond the outer reaches of the guitar universe, building on the work of pioneers like Derek Bailey and Fred Frith. His career trajectory takes him ever farther from the jazz mother lode, and his last outing--on Totem>'s Solar Forge (ESP, 2008)--stretched the boundaries of the guitar power trio to breaking ...

Shadow Machine

Label: Pogus
Released: 2009
Track listing: Dusting Off Dada; Dryer Mouth; Shadow Machine; Dot Dot Dot; Mars Fell On Alabama; Walleye Spawn; The Salt Eaters; Little Left On The Left; Silver Through A Straw.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tom Hamilton / Bruce Eisenbeil: Shadow Machine

Read "Shadow Machine" reviewed by Martin Longley

Hazily speaking, electronicist Tom Hamilton emerges from a modern classical realm, while guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil inhabits the jazz improvising zone. On this album, such stylistic concerns are very nearly unimportant, as the pair are engaging in their own language of free improvisation. There's more space in this music, although Hamilton and Eisenbeil never cut back on ...


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