All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

18-Feb-09 Bill Frisell
The Best of Bill Frisell: Vol. 1 – Folk Songs (Nonesuch Records)
Reviewed by Chris May

18-Feb-09 James Beaudreau
Fresh Twigs (Workbench)
Reviewed by Florence Wetzel

18-Feb-09 Garrison Fewell
Variable Density Sound Orchestra (Creative Nation Music)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

17-Feb-09 The Alon Farber Hagiga Sextet
Optimistic View (Fresh Sound New Talent)
Reviewed by Jay Deshpande

17-Feb-09 Veryan Weston
Allusions (Emanem)
Reviewed by John Eyles

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

02-Feb-09 UKZ
Radiation (Globe Music)
Reviewed by John Kelman

02-Feb-09 Jim Hall / Bill Frisell
Hemispheres (ArtistShare)
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

01-Feb-09 John O’Gallagher
Dirty Hands (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

01-Feb-09 Circulasione Totale Orchestra
Open Port (Independent)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

31-Jan-09 Hans Tammen Third Eye Orchestra
Hans Tammen Third Eye Orchestra (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

31-Jan-09 Darren Johnston
The Edge Of The Forest (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

30-Jan-09 Don Cherry
Don Cherry: Live at Cafe Montmartre 1966 Volume Two (ESP Disk)
Reviewed by Henry Smith

30-Jan-09 Susanna
Flower of Evil (Rune Grammofon)
Reviewed by John Kelman

30-Jan-09 Phish
Live Phish Downloads: Madison Square Garden 12/30/1997 (Jemp Records)
Reviewed by Doug Collette

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All About Jazz Reviews

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From All About Jazz:

15-Jan-09 Colter Frazier Quartet
Colter Frazier Quartet (pfMentum)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

15-Jan-09 Aki Takase / Alexander Von Schlippenbach
Iron Wedding (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

14-Jan-09 Jurg Wickihalder Overseas Quartet
Furioso (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

14-Jan-09 The Antripodean Collective
Funcall (Extreme (Australia))
Reviewed by Henry Smith

14-Jan-09 Jim Hall / Bill Frisell
Hemispheres (ArtistShare)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

14-Jan-09 Burkhard Beins / Lucio Caprece / Rhodri Davies / Toshimaru Nakamura
SLW (Formed Records)
Reviewed by John Eyles

14-Jan-09 Joao Lencastre
Communion One! (Fresh Sound New Talent)
Reviewed by Farrell Lowe

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2008 Village Voice Jazz Poll Winners

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The annual Village Voice poll is a great way to catch up on the year’s recommended listening. The top 25 are listen below.

1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 (Doxy/Emarcy) 208.5 points (29 ballots)

2. Rudresh Mahanthappa Kinsmen (Pi) 118.5 (16)

3. Charles Lloyd Rabo de Nube (ECM) 115 (18)

4. Vijay Iyer Tragicomic (Sunnyside) 68 (11)

5. Wadada Leo Smith Tabligh (Cuneiform) 67 (13)

6. Cassandra Wilson Loverly (Blue Note) 64.5 (12)

7. Joe Lovano Symphonica (Blue Note) 63 (10)

8. Donny McCaslin Recommended Tools (Greenleaf) 59.5 (9)

9. Bill Frisell History, Mystery (Nonesuch) 57.5 (9)

10. Guillermo Klein Filtros (Sunnyside) 56 (10)

11. Martial Solal Longitude (Cam Jazz) 54 (10)

12. Lionel Loueke Karibu (Blue Note) 54 (9)

13. James Moody & Hank Jones Our Delight (IPO) 54 (8)

14. David Murray & Mal Waldron Silence (Justin Time) 52.5 (7)

15. Bennie Maupin Early Reflections (Cryptogramophone) 50 (7)

16. William Parker Petit Oiseau (AUM Fidelity) 49 (10)

17. Dave Holland Pass It On (Dare2/Emarcy) 49 (9)

18. James Carter Present Tense (Emarcy) 48 (9)

19. McCoy Tyner Guitars (Half Note/McCoy Tyner Music) 46.5 (10)

20. Brian Blade Season of Changes (Verve) 45 (8)

21. Mary Halvorson Dragon’s Head< (Firehouse 12) 44 (8)

22. Dafnis Prieto Taking the Soul for a Walk (Dafnison) 44 (7)

23. Anat Cohen Notes From the Village (Anzic) 43 (7)

24. Mario Pavone Trio Arc (Playscape) 37 (5)

25. Carla Bley Appearing Nightly (WATT/ECM) 36.5 (7)

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Firehouse 12 To Present The Donny McCaslin Trio This Friday

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, December 12th, Firehouse 12’s 2008 Fall Jazz Series will conclude with a two-set performance by acclaimed tenor saxophonist/composer Donny McCaslin and his trio featuring bassist Hans Glawischnig (Ray Barretto, Stefon Harris, Miguel Zenon) and drummer Johnathan Blake (Tom Harrell, Russell Malone, Jaleel Shaw). The group will be celebrating its debut release, Recommended Tools, McCaslin’s seventh recording as a leader and his first on frequent collaborator Dave Douglas’ label, Greenleaf Music. The disc features nine original McCaslin compositions inspired by influences ranging from Bill Frisell to Hermeto Pascoal to Igor Stravinsky.

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Firehouse 12 to Present the Donny McCaslin Trio December 12th

From Improvised Communications:

On Friday, December 12th, Firehouse 12’s 2008 Fall Jazz Series will conclude with a two-set performance by acclaimed tenor saxophonist/composer Donny McCaslin and his trio featuring bassist Hans Glawischnig (Ray Barretto, Stefon Harris, Miguel Zenon) and drummer Johnathan Blake (Tom Harrell, Russell Malone, Jaleel Shaw). The group will be celebrating its debut release, Recommended Tools, McCaslin’s seventh recording as a leader and his first on frequent collaborator Dave Douglas’ label, Greenleaf Music. The disc features nine original McCaslin compositions inspired by influences ranging from Bill Frisell to Hermeto Pascoal to Igor Stravinsky.

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