Monat: November 2016

David Friesen Circle 3 Trio: Triple Exposure

For most, a triangle is the shape that readily springs to mind when analyzing, discussing, and/or conceptualizing a trio. There’s no mistaking roles and positions, after all, when there are three clearly defined sides. A circle, on the other hand, offers no beginning, no middle, and no end. …

Borbetomagus: The Eastcote Studios Session

m: Borbetomagus—m: Donald Miller on electric guitar, m: Don Dietrich and m: Jim Sauter on (tenor) saxophones–have been together since the late 70’s. They soon established their own distinctive sound and working methods that suited the unconventional i… Source: Album Reviews

Radio BA(C)vort: Which Craft?

Music has a strange power to enchant us. In fact, it is unbelievable that vibrations and patterns of sound are able to move our emotions. Danish saxophonist and composer, m: Pernille BA(C)vort, has captured the mystery of music in the poetically playful title of her latest album Which …

Ivo Perelman: The Art of the Improv Trio Volume 1

Tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman’s voluminous discography gets another boost with six concurrent trio releases, titled The Art of the Improv Trio Volumes 1 through 6. It’s not surprising since the artist has become one of the more prolific jazz improvisers spanning the past several decades. Thus, Volu…  …

Dave Noland: Ripple

Ripple is Dave Noland’s second album as a leader, a self-produced endeavor that follows the tenor saxophonist’s 2007 recording for the Jazz Excursion label, Nomad. With a mix of four original tunes and three standards, Ripple showcases Noland’s considerable talents as a composer, arranger, and impro… Source: …

Steve Khan: Backlog

In what could best be described as an enduring exploration, m: Steve Khan has undertaken the role of expanding and redefining the role of the guitar in the hybrid genre of Latin Jazz. Backlog continues with the concept established as far back as 2005 on “The Green Field,” …

Pauline Oliveros and Connie Crothers: Live At the Stone

Connie Crothers passed away in August of 2016; an accomplished composer, improviser and pianist, she was not nearly as well-known as she should have been for someone whose talent attracted musical partnerships with m: Max Roach and m: Lennie Tristano. Despite playing everywhe… Source: Album Reviews

Carol Liebowitz / Nick Lyons: First Set

The first seven tracks presented here emanate from a series of live concerts performed in 2012, the final number “Another Time” being studio-recorded in 2007. The live concerts took place in front of an audience in the loft of m: Connie Crothers under whom Carol Liebowitz studied piano. …