All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

07-Feb-09 Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman Tributes: Tiziano Tonani & Makaya Ntshoko
Reviewed by Robert Iannapollo

07-Feb-09 Multiple Artists
ESP-Disk: Giuseppi Logan & Gunter Hampel
Reviewed by Andrey Henkin

07-Feb-09 Taylor Ho Bynum
Taylor Ho Bynum & Mary Halvorson: Quartet Moscow (2008) & The Double Trio
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

07-Feb-09 Larry Ochs
Larry Ochs: Spiller Alley and The Mirror World
Reviewed by John Sharpe

07-Feb-09 Gerald Cleaver / William Parker / Craig Taborn
Farmers By Nature (AUM Fidelity Records)
Reviewed by Mark F. Turner

06-Feb-09 Fast ‘N’ Bulbous
Waxed Oop (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

05-Feb-09 Alex Cline
Continuation (Cryptogramophone)
Reviewed by John Kelman

05-Feb-09 Brad Shepik
Human Activity Suite (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Matt Marshall

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KFJC Reviews

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From KFJC:

C.O.M.A. – “California Outside Music Associates” – [Edgetone Records]

Central Valley musicians Dax Compise and Brian Clark (grads of Stockton’s UOP) join John Vaughn. These fine players combine traditional elements such as bouncy beats, klezmer, swing, and world music with “free jazz” squawky improvisation at breakneck speed. Edgetone founder Rent Romus joins on 2 tracks playing C-melody saxophone (pitched in the key of C, larger than an alto and smaller than a tenor).

Dixon, Bill Orchestra – “17 Musicians In Search of a Sound:Darfur” – [Aum Fidelity]

Live recording from the 2007 Vision Festival XII. Each of the 17 fine musicians is heard distinctly in Dixon’s composition with improvisation. Sad, dark sounds that bring home the tragedy, horror, gloom and despair of Darfur.

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Flow Trio – Rejuvenation (ESP, 2009) ****

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
David S. Ware – Shakti (AUM Fidelity, 2009) ****½

Monday, January 19, 2009
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Apti (Innova, 2008) ****

Sunday, January 18, 2009
Erik Truffaz – Benares (EMI, 2008) ****

Saturday, January 17, 2009
Dennis González & Faruk Z. Bey – Hymn For Tomasz Stanko (Qbico, 2009) *****

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All About Jazz Reviews

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Lots of great stuff from All About Jazz today:

21-Jan-09 John Coltrane
John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums – Volume Three (Impulse!)
Reviewed by Chris May

21-Jan-09 Matthew Shipp Trio
Harmonic Disorder (Thirsty Ear Recordings)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

21-Jan-09 David S. Ware
Shakti (AUM Fidelity Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

21-Jan-09 Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz (BMOP/sound)
Reviewed by Ted Gordon

20-Jan-09 Joe McPhee
Tomorrow Came Today (Smalltown Supersound)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

20-Jan-09 Gratkowski/Brown/Winant
Wake (Red Toucan Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

20-Jan-09 Angelica Sanchez
Life Between (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Robert Iannapollo

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AUM Fidelity To Release New Cleaver/Parker/Taborn CD In February

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From Improvised Communications:

On February 10th, AUM Fidelity will release Farmers by Nature (AUM053), the recorded debut of the year-old collective trio of drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker and pianist Craig Taborn. This live and entirely improvised recording documents the all-star ensemble’s most recent performance at The Stone in New York on June 19th, 2008. The group will return to The Stone on January 16th.

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

William Parker
Petit Oiseau (AUM Fidelity Records)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

14-Nov-08 Jenny Scheinman
Crossing the Field (KOCH International Jazz)
Reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

13-Nov-08 Angelica Sanchez
Life Between (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

13-Nov-08 Mostly Other People Do The Killing
This Is Our Moosic (Hot Cup Records)
Reviewed by Ivana Ng

12-Nov-08 Kalaparush McIntyre
Extremes (CIMP Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Mark O’Leary
Mark O’Leary: Flux and Shamanic Voices
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

01-Nov-08 MoHa!
One-Way Ticket to Candyland (Rune Grammofon)
Reviewed by John Kelman

01-Nov-08 Multiple Artists
Jeremiah Cymerman, John Butcher, Andy Haas: Solo Reed Albums
Reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

01-Nov-08 Mary Halvorson
Dragon’s Head (Firehouse 12 Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

01-Nov-08 Mario Pavone Double Tenor Quintet
Ancestors (Playscape Recordings)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

31-Oct-08 Trio Viriditas
Live at Vision Festival VI (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Greg Camphire

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