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Tweet Tweet is one heck of an ambitious CD and Abraham Inc. is one heck of an ambitious band. A co-operative project led by the somewhat unlikely trio of klezme…
Like The Rusted Key is one of those recordings that approaches the vast array of musics that have been lumped under the umbrella of modern jazz from a dizzying arr…
The title of Ross Bolleter’s 2010 release designates that these solo performances on ruined pianos were performed simultaneously in his kitchen, largely during the eveni…
One of two recent releases on Motema by Geri Allen, Geri Allen & Timeline Live is not your usual live recording of a quartet date. Geri, a renowned contemporary pianist, is…
On this solo CD, Geri Allen doesn’t hide her influences. The cover proclaims it "inspired by Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock." It definitely is. Yet this ether…
The gap between free-form or semi-structured song forms and the art of melody making are generally two distinct entities, drawing upon numerous contrasts. Many artists m…
Decoy is the British free jazz trio of Hammond B-3 organist Alexander Hawkins, bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble. 49 year-old Hawkins has played with free jaz…
Who says that three musicians from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) playing "shaved-face music" the term given by Dizzy Gillespie for pia…
I'd have a hard time thinking of a more unlikely musical combination than a horn-based jazz band performing instrumental, but more-or-less true-to-the-source versions of Ca…
So often, 2 CD sets are rife with 'for rabid fans only' musical filler and so-so material, maybe containing one CD's worth of music that garners a listener's repeated atten…