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Wayne Horvitz

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Composer, pianist, and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz performs extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and North America. He is leader and principal composer for the quartet Sweeter Than the Day and performs regularly as an improviser on both piano and electronics throughout the world. Past ensembles include The President and the Horvitz, Morris, Previte Trio, Pigpen, Zony Mash, The New York Composers' Orchestra, Ponga and The Four Plus One Ensemble. His newest ensemble, The Gravitas Quartet, is a chamber group featuring cellist Peggy Lee, trumpeter Ron Miles and bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck. As a composer, Horvitz has been commissioned by The Kitchen, The Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New World Records, The Seattle Chamber Players and Earshot Jazz

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ron Miles: Custodian of Beauty, Part 2

Read "Ron Miles: Custodian of Beauty, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Celebrated for his distinctive voice on trumpet and cornet, elegant and timeless, Ron Miles was equally at ease with classical music, jazz tradition as well as with more out there experimentations. Here we feature a wide range of projects he lead, co-lead or guested on. Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide

Read "Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide" reviewed by Ian Patterson


To celebrate the publication of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer (Faber & Faber, 2022), Irish journalist Philip Watson's definitive biography of the Denver guitarist, All About Jazz presents this beginner's guide to Frisell's discography as leader. Half a dozen other albums could easily have made the list, but these selections attempt primarily to highlight the range of ...

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Article: Interview

Michael Bisio: In His Own Words

Read "Michael Bisio: In His Own Words" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If you happen to be a liner note geek you probably have noticed the name Michael Bisio mentioned frequently on album sleeves. Whether the author is the session leader or analyst, the general consensus is the bassist is the cornerstone upon which great music is built. His playing allows a fellow musician to access not only ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Alison Shearer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jacqueline Kerrod, Gui Duvignau & More New Releases

Read "Alison Shearer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jacqueline Kerrod, Gui Duvignau & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The Beatles meet James Bond? Video game music as a source of new jazz? Baden Powell meets Bill Frisell? The harp as a tool for lockdown survival? Find out for yourself listening to this set of beautiful music! Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...

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Article: Album Review

William Parker: The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10

Read "The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


If multi-instrumentalist/composer William Parker's ten-CD Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World suggests a cohesive, high concept plan, it is something more. The beautifully packaged clamshell box set is comprised of mutually exclusive projects—one dating back ten years—with some common themes. There is an overall dedication of the music to “all people of ...

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Live Forever Vol. 1: The President - New York in the '80s

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: This New Generation (1987 CBGB's); Bring Yr Camera (1987 CBGB's); These Hard Times (1987 CBGB's); Andre's Mood (1987 CBGB's); Three Crows (1987 CBGB's); Ride the Wide Streets (1987 CBGB's); I Went to See the Doctor (4-Track Demo); Serious (1988 Studio Outtake); Science Diet (1988 Studio Outtake); Three Crows (Studio Demo); Andre's Mood (Studio Demo); On and On (1982 CBGB's); Flat on Yr Back (1982 CBGB's); Of Thee I Sing (1982 CBGB's); Boy (1982 CBGB's).

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Sara Schoenbeck

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: O’Saris (with Harris Eisenstadt); Sand Dune Trilogy (with Nicole Mitchell); Lullaby (with Nels Cline); Chordata (with Roscoe Mitchell); Auger Strokes (with Matt Mitchell); Absence (with Mark Dresser); Anaphoria (with Wayne Horvitz); Suspend A Bridge (with Peggy Lee); Sugar (with Robin Holcomb).

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's 2021 Sonic Delights" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz is not a competitive sport and “Best Ofs" are misnomers. End of the year listicles have no bearing on the artistic standing of the albums they include, or on those they neglect, just like a five star review doesn't make the album it graces any better than it already is. But, apparently, humans ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ilaria Capalbo, Nate Smith, Sky Creature, Louis Hayes & Other New Releases

Read "Ilaria Capalbo, Nate Smith, Sky Creature, Louis Hayes & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Riveting saxophone solos rocketing us into the stratosphere, eclectic vocalists, legendary drummers and more, including the otherwordly beauty that Ha-Yang Kim and Ayesha Brooks add to the already striking compositions of Wayne Horvitz, and the compelling sophomore release by bassist Ilaria Capalbo.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & ...


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