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Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain V

Nate Wooley has a fairly traditional early background having played trumpet in his father’s big band as a teenager. His departure from convention was quite radical as he went on to work with the likes of m: John Zorn , m: Anthony Braxton , m: Ken Vandermark and {{m…

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Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain V

Tobias Meier: Interesting

Saxophonist m: Tobias Meier has figured large in the short history of m: Alex Huber ’s Wide Ear RecordsI3/4 of the label’s nineteen releases to date, Meier has now featured on nine of them–more than Huber himself. Interesting is the second of those nine on which Meier is credit… [ read more ]

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Liquid Trio: Marianne

The free jazz of the Liquid Trio might best be described as quicksilver, a sort of liquified metal. In the context of music making, their ability to move and change shape instantly makes them difficult to contain.

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Michael Jefry Stevens: Brass Tactics

Anyone remotely interested “creative improvised music” (aka jazz) that intersects with the Classical aesthetic should take the time to listen closely to pianist m: Michael Jefry Stevens ‘ latest release Brass Tactics. Stevens is a thinking man’s player mostly known for his work in the Fond… [ read more ]

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Scott Kinsey: Near Life Experience

It’s been a full decade since Scott Kinsey last released an album under his own name (the 2006 Abstract Logix debut, Kinesthetics) and, if anything, Near Life Experience manages to trump actually its predecessor in both ambition and Kinsey’s significant cast of invited contributors. Near Life Experi… [ read more ]

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: Montreux Through The Decades: Jazz Recordings, Part One

To celebrate Montreux Jazz Festival’s 50th edition in 2016, and as a posthumous tribute to the festival’s founder, the late Claude Nobs, All About Jazz is launching a new column entitled Montreux Through the Decades, which will periodically present reviews of officially released live recordings from… [ read more ]

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Bastet: Freedom is a State of Mind

The tough thing to do with a jazz trio of any kind is to make an impression. There are lots of trios out there–economically it’s the best configuration if one wants to take home a little cash from the gig–and a lot of them are good. A few are great.

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