Craig Taborn Interviewed

From All About Jazz:

From early collaborations with James Carter, Taborn has gone on to work in a wide variety of settings, from acoustic trios to electronic and techno. He has played with some of the most innovative musicians around, such as Roscoe Mitchell, Bill Laswell, David Torn, David Binney and Lotte Anker, to name but a handful. In whatever setting he appears, Taborn leaves an indelible mark.

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AMN Picks of the Week

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended. Don’t take the categories too seriously.

Shurdut, Jeffrey Hayden – Computer Music (2009, free jazz)
Shurdut, Jeffrey Hayden – All the Things You Are (2009, free jazz)
Essl, Karlheinz / Klaus Burger – ESSL.BURGER Live (2009, improv)
Dirty Projectors, The – Bitte Orca (2009, avant-rock)
Fully Celebrated Orchestra, The – Lapis Exilis (2005, free jazz)
Fully Celebrated Orchestra, The – Drunk on the Blood of the Holy Ones (2009, free jazz)
Quartet Offensive – Carnivore (2009, avant jazz/rock)
Monty Adkins – Five Panels (2009, classical / electronic)
M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi) – A M.B. Lehn Tale (2009, electroacoustic)

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Dusted Reviews

From Dusted:

Artist: Gareth Davis & Stephen R. Smith
Album: Westering
Label: Important
Review date: Jun. 15, 2009

Artist: Tortoise
Album: Beacons of Ancestorship
Label: Thrill Jockey
Review date: Jun. 15, 2009

Artist: Ata Ebtekar
Album: Ornamentalism: Ata Ebtekar and the Iranian Orchestra for New Music performing works of Alireza Mashayekhi
Label: Sub Rosa
Review date: Jun. 12, 2009

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Sunday, June 14, 2009
Zed-U – Night Time On the Middle Passage (Babel, 2009) ***

Saturday, June 13, 2009
David S Ware Quartet – Live In Vilnius (No Business, 2009) *****

Friday, June 12, 2009
Rob Brown Trio – Live At The Firehouse (Not Two, 2009) ****

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Fully Celebrated – Drunk On The Blood Of The Holy Ones (AUM Fidelity, 2009) ***

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