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Vinny Golia

Vinny Golia is a composer who fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. As a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in size and instrumentation. Mr. Golia has won numerous awards as a composer, including grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, The Lila Wallace Commissioning Program, The California Arts Council, Meet the Composer, Clausen Foundation of the Arts, Funds for U.S. Artists and the American Composers Forum

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Jon Armstrong Sextet: Reabsorb

Read "Reabsorb" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Saxophonist Jon Armstrong reminds us that life and death are two sides of the same coin. Although seemingly disparate, like two sides of an LP, they cannot be separated. His sextet recording Reabsorb models this contrasting device by presenting two contrasting compositions, one on each side of an LP (also available as a CD and download). ...

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New releases from Gavin Harrison-Antoine Fafard, plus Trio Grande

Read "New releases from Gavin Harrison-Antoine Fafard, plus Trio Grande" reviewed by Len Davis

Contemporary Electric Jazz from Trio Grande, Henry Kaiser and Vinny Golia, plus much more.Playlist Henry Kaiser-Vinny Golia “Meditations-Joy" from A Love Supreme Electric (Cuneiform) 00:00 Trio Grande “Oberkampf" from Trio Grande (Whirlwind) 07:14 Marcus Klossek Electric Trio “Unexpected Skies" from Time was Now (Double Moon) 14:21 Go Go Penguin “Petit_a" from Live from studio ...

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Celebrating Gauci Music

Read "Celebrating Gauci Music" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week a selection of new albums including material from Stephen Gauci's gaucimusic imprint, a first look at a new electric album celebrating the music of John Coltrane, new music from Rebecca Hennessey, and two great new releases from the ears&eyes label. Playlist Hans Tammen, Jeremy Carlstedt, Stephen Gauci “#1" from Studio Sessions Vol. 11 (gaucimusic) ...

Live at Redcat Los Angeles

Label: pfMentum
Released: 2019
Track listing: Set 1: Introduction; Show of Force; 5; Up in the Sky; Lost and Found; Cabine One, Change a Letter; Cabimn Two. Set 2: Introduction; Would You Like to Help on Your Journey to Mottsfield?; Soccer Gear Dropped on Religious Leaders; Barnum Brown Finds Something; Just Another Morning; Encore.

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Burton Greene / Damon Smith / Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Life’s Intense Mystery

Read "Life’s Intense Mystery" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's give credit to whomever assembled this swinging free-improvisation trio. Sometimes, no, invariably, all great improvised music results from the reciprocal nature of the musicians: not something done in response to another (although it can be) but by some subconscious agreement made by the players. A fine example is Life's Intense Mystery by the trio of ...

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Rich Halley with Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio and Newman Taylor Baker: Terra Incognita

Read "Terra Incognita" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Rich Halley's leader debut Multnomah Rhythms (Avocet, 1983) featured a large ensemble, a formation that the saxophonist favored for the better part of two decades. When he pared back personnel, he was equally committed to his quartet, recording six albums with trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, bassist Clyde Reed and son, Carson Halley on drums. The Outlier (Pine ...

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Rich Halley: Terra Incognita

Read "Terra Incognita" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Rich Halley usually sticks with his steady crowd. Indeed, when tallying Halley's collaborative compadres over the past couple of decades, his list of “recorded with" players comes down to a handful of names: drummer Carson Halley, trombonist Michael Vlatkovich and bassist Clyde Reed. Add cornetist Bobby Bradford on a couple of outings. The same for ...

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Noah Preminger, Alexa Tarantino, Dave Douglas & More

Read "Noah Preminger, Alexa Tarantino, Dave Douglas & More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

A mix of new releases this week, with music from Noah Preminger, Alexa Tarantino, Anthony Shadduck, Dan Phillips and Dave Douglas, plus some classic Thelonious Monk and other recent releases. Playlist Noah Preminger “World of Twelve Faces" from After Life (Criss Cross) 00:00 Anthony Shadduck “The Story of Maryam" from Quartet & Double Quartet ...

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The Vinny Golia New Music Orchestra: Live at Redcat Los Angeles

Read "Live at Redcat Los Angeles" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Oltre alle mirabili doti di pluristrumentista, è la poliedricità espressiva a rendere Vinny Golia uno dei pochi geni viventi del jazz contemporaneo. Ne è fulgida testimonianza questo magnifico DVD del 2014, che documenta un indimenticabile concerto di una orchestra costituita intorno al sestetto del cuore. C'è tutta la migliore esperienza musicale dell'avanguardia novecentesca ...


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