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Entries from November 2016

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… [ read more ]

Date: Nov 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

The Awakening Orchestra: Interlude: Atticus Live!-The Music of Jesse Lewis

On the heals of the excellent debut This Is Not the Answer, Vol 1 (Innova Recordings, 2014), composer/conductor Kyle Saulnier leaves the writing credits to featured guitarist/composer m: Jesse Lewis on Interlude: Atticus Live!-The Music of Jesse Lewis. Not a regular member of Saulnier’s… [ read more ]

Date: Nov 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD 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. T..

Date: Nov 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Julie Sassoon: Fourtune

Fourtune is British pianist-composer m: Julie Sassoon ‘s first quartet recording. Sassoon’s musical approach draws in equal measure on her classical training and on a love of jazz and improvised music. This marriage goes far beyond the translation of a pianistic technique from one musical…

Date: Nov 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Deviant Amps: Strange Voodoo from Electric Salad Studio: Volume 1

Deviant Amps is a psychedelic rock juggernaut from England that was founded in 1982 by guitarist and vocalist Paul Woodwright. While the band itself is an independent festival mainstay, Woodwright is also one of the organizers of Kozfest, which takes place just after midsummer each year and features… [ read more ]

Date: Nov 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Pedro Neves: 05:21

It is what it sounds like: West Coast jazz. It’s probably worth pointing out, though, that the music found on m: Pedro Neves ‘ sophomore album comes from the west coast of Portugal, not the United States. You’d never guess that this is Iberian jazz, though, just from listening to it. Ther…

Date: Nov 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones: Blue and Lonesome

It was the love for blues and R&B music that bonded two teenage music aficionados Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and this music was the building blocks on which they based their work of art–the band The Rolling Stones. 50 years ago when the Rolling Stones’ songwriting partnership between these two… [ read more ]

Date: Nov 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews