Edgefest 2005 Review

Better late than never, here’s another Edgefest review.


Bagatellen Reviews

Bagatellen has posted a pairof reviews.

Reuben Radding – Intersections – 30 Dec 05
Tsahar/ Cooper-Moore/ Drake – Lost Brother – 28 Dec 05

Henry Grimes News

The latest from Henry Grimes:

Upcoming concerts, Jan., ‘O6:

Thursday, Jan. 5th, ‘O6, 1O p.m. (Juini Booth playing solo at 8pm): Marc Ribot’s Spiritual Unity Quartet w/ Roy Campbell, Jr. & Chad Taylor & featuring Henry Grimes, the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C & 2nd St., New York City (no phone), http://www.thestonenyc.com/calendar.php, F or V train to 2nd Ave. or 14th St. buses traveling east on 14th St. and south to Houston St.

Saturday, Jan. 14th: Jemeel Moondoc w/ Connie Crothers & Henry Grimes, the Stone (see above), 8 & 1O p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21st: Henry Grimes & Roswell Rudd, the Stone (see above), 8 & 1O p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 22nd: Marc Ribot’s Spiritual Unity (see Jan. 5th, above), Winter Jazzfest, showcases for Association of Performing Arts Presenters at the Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard St. betw. Church St. & Broadway 5 blocks below Canal, New York City, 212-219-3OO6, http://www.knittingfactory.com, 15 groups playing from 6 p.m. (Dave Burrell/ Vijay Iyer/ John Medeski/ Pyeng Threadgill, & more), #1 train to Franklin St. or #6 to Canal St. or any other trains that stop at Canal St.


Saturday, Feb. 25 at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY:
Henry Grimes workshop in Bard Hall at 4 p.m; Henry Grimes Quartet featuring Marilyn Crispell & Tani Tabbal + special guest Roswell Rudd, concert in Olin Auditorium at 8 p.m., 845-876-7666, -7425 (Bard Center), 800-227-3265, http://www.bard.edu/jazzatbard, StPierre@bard.edu, corleone62@aol.com.

One Final Note Reviews

The latest from One Final Note:

19 December 2005

Rob Brown Quartet
Radiant Pools (RogueArt)
by Troy Collins

Featuring a different lineup and a change in overall intensity from last year’s The Big Picture, this is a far more measured, yet still dynamic session.

Trio X
Moods: Playing with the Elements (CIMP)
by Dan Rose

Space, emotion, and creative attention abide in every moment on this disc.

Blue Collar
Lovely Hazel (Public Eyesore)
by Derek Taylor

Wooley, Swell, and Nakatani’s shared sound is reminiscent of Bill Dixon’s work, but with a more industrial bent.

Objets Trouvés
Fragile (Intakt)
by Jay Collins

Friedl, Streiff, Schlegel, and Ulrich make an attuned unit that is able to switch gears easily, often making improvisatory moments sound codified and vice versa.

Jacob Garchik
Abstracts (Yestereve)
by David Dupont

Garchik favors a language that always seems to be negotiating the terms of tonality: not quite out, not quite in.