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I am acquainted with Ken Schaphorst from his work with his big bands and as the Chairman of Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatoire. Indigenous Technology is a depart…
The Tone Sharks are an Oregonian collective nominally helmed by drummer/composer Dave Storrs, who favors an approach that’s freely-improvised yet informed by structure. For…
This album marks the first release in a series of duo recordings by guitarist Kevin Van Sant and other jazz musicians, this time being veteran saxophonist Frank Corbi. A se…
Lili Haydn's new Private Music release "Light Blue Sun," produced by Bill Laswell, is a refreshing blend of pop, electronica, world, jazz and classical elements. That looks…
The No-Neck Blues Band is a NY area ensemble whose members prefer not to be identified or photographed. Their music is not easy to classify, which is a big part of the fun.…
Inner Noise contains many surprises along with interesting compositions from Israeli born drummer Asaf Sirkis. Utilizing a style of writing that allows for contri…
Believe it or not, it is not compulsory, and not even all that important, despite the semantics that appear with regularity in the musical interplay, almost as though this …
Don't pass this CD up! The fourth offering from Sound Tribe Sector Nine is a musical scrapbook of the band's improvisations throughout 2001, appropriately titled "Seasons 0…
It was only by chance that I discovered this band. I was surfing the net for music sites and arrived at RobertStoneMusic.com Listening to their online streamings, I …
There is an "ego-less" approach to collective improvisation, one where the musicians really listen, there’s none of the sparring/dueling now-it’s-MY-turn-in-the-spotlight w…