Daily Archives: December 24, 2012

Max Richter’s Update to ‘Four Seasons’ at Le Poisson Rouge

From NYTimes.com: The composer Max Richter wanted to “recompose” Vivaldi’s ubiquitous “Four Seasons,” a masterpiece all too often demoted to musical wallpaper. In a recent interview with NPR he said that he initially loved the work, but it began to … Continue reading

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Umbrella Music Through January 10

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music: Dec 26 DKV Trio The Hideout Dec 27 DKV Trio The Hideout Dec 27 Russ Johnson Quartet featuring Jon Irabagon Elastic Dec 30 SET I: Tres Hongos SET II: John Dikeman Chicago Saxophone Group Hungry Brain … Continue reading

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz: Ernest Dawkins Afro Straight (Delmark Records) Jason Robinson Tiresian Symmetry (Cuneiform Records) Sara Serpa / Ran Blake Aurora (Clean Feed Records) Alice Coltrane Huntington Ashram Monastery / World Galaxy (Impulse!)

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AMN Reviews: Arvo Pärt – Adam´s Lament (ECM New Series); Jocelyn Pook – Desh (Pook Music)

Holy minimalist and holy hedonist. With “Tabula Rasa” (1984) and “Arbos” three years later, Arvo Pärt (b. 1935) freed himself from the Soviet conservatory influence that made him so dissatisfied with his early work – he had already freed himself … Continue reading

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