All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Geoff Leigh / Yumi Hara
Upstream (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Eri Yamamoto Trio
In Each Day, Something Good (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Enrico Pieranunzi / Marc Johnson / Joey Baron
Dream Dance (Cam Jazz)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Chicago Underground Duo
Chad Taylor & Rob Mazurek: Chicago Underground Duo
Reviewed by David Adler

Joe Morris
Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects
Reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Tony Malaby
Tony Malaby: Voladores, Houria
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell: Renegades, Anaya, Collective Creativity
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Eri Yamamoto
The Multiple Musical Personalities of Eri Yamamoto
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

Gerald Cleaver
Gerald Cleaver: Downtown’s Hardest Working Drummer
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

John Zorn
O’o (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things
About Us (482 Music)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Soft Machine
Soft Machine: Live At Henie Onstad Arts Centre 1971 (Reel Recordings)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Myra Melford’s Be Bread
The Whole Tree Gone (Firehouse 12 Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

100nka and Herb Robertson
Superdesert (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by Robert Iannapollo

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Multiple Artists
Alone, Again (Naturally): Peter Brotzmann, Olaf Rupp, Henry Kaiser, John Butcher, Woody Sullender and Frank Rosaly
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Ned Rothenberg / Catherine Jauniaux / Barre Phillips
While You Were Out (Kadima Collective)
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Tom Hamilton / Bruce Eisenbeil
Shadow Machine (Pogus)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Forty Fort (Hot Cup Records)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Evan Parker
set: For Lynn Margulis (Psi)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Nicolas Masson Parallels
Thirty Six Ghosts (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Zevious
After the Air Raid (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Dave Rempis / Frank Rosaly
Cyrillic (482 Music)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Joe McPhee
Alto (Roaratorio Records)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Grutronic
Essex Foam Party (Psi)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Sun Ra
Sun Ra Quartet in Italy, 1978 (Art Yard)
Reviewed by Robert Dugan

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Travel through 'Spiritual Dimensions' with Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith
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From Frost Illustrated, a review of Smith’s Spiritual Dimensions.

Because of the instruments and the backgrounds of most of the members, the music usually is thought of as jazz. So, unfortunately, when it is categorized as such, many first time listeners come away shocked and confused. Truth is, this is something different. Yes, it has the improvisational aesthetic of jazz at its core as well as the Afrikan/African American cultural and spiritual vibe. But, this truly is new music with a new purpose—providing consciousness lifting as opposed to just giving some temporary emotional panacea to listeners. This ain’t party music!

While that description of the music might sound daunting, don’t take it that way. If you’re ever in need of some time to sit back and contemplate self in a productive manner, the new music is designed to help you do just that. And, if you’re looking for a starting point to give it a try, check out the appropriately titled “Spiritual Dimensions,” a recently released two-disc set by visionary trumpeter and AACM early member Wadada Leo Smith on Cuneiform Records.

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All About Jazz Reviews

Medeski Martin & Wood performing at the 2006 J...
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From All About Jazz:

Ergo
Multitude, Solitude (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Sun Ra
Sun Ra Quartet in Italy, 1978 (Art Yard)
Reviewed by Robert Dugan

Evan Parker
House Full Of Floors (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Medeski, Martin & Wood
Medeski, Martin & Wood: Radiolarians – The Evolutionary Set
Reviewed by Doug Collette

Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6
Dulcet Crush (Hatology)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Paul Rutherford
Tetralogy (1978-82) (Emanem)
Reviewed by John Eyles

Anthony Braxton / Joelle Leandre
Duo (Heidelberg Loppem) 2007 (Leo Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

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All About Jazz Reviews

Dave Douglas at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2007.
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From All About Jazz:

Hans Tammen
Third Eye Orchestra (Innova Recordings)
Reviewed by Marc Medwin

Multiple Artists
Globe Unity: France
Reviewed by Fred Bouchard

John Butcher & Mark Sanders / Alex Ward & Roger Turner / John Tchicai & Tony Marsh
Treader Duos (Treader)
Reviewed by John Eyles

Rob Brown Trio
Live at Firehouse 12 (NotTwo Records)
Reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Michael Attias
Renku In Coimbra (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Dom Minasi String Quartet
Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder (Konnex Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Gerry Hemingway
Songs (Between the Lines)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Garrison Fewell
Variable Density Sound Orchestra (Creative Nation Music)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Darius Jones
Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Dave Douglas
A Single Sky (Greenleaf Music)
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Ulrich Gumpert / Gunter Baby Sommer
Das Donnernde Leben (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Bengt Nordstrom
Creative Addition (Ayler Records)
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Ed Palermo
Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Ken Dryden

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Uwe Oberg / Christof Thewes / Michael Griener
Lacy Pool (Hatology)

Joe Morris
Colorfield (ESP Disk)

Phillip Johnston
Page of Madness (Asynchronous)

Aram Shelton’s Fast Citizens
Two Cities (Delmark Records)

David Sylvian
David Sylvian: Manafon (SamadhiSound)

Jason Adasiewicz
Varmint

Donny McCaslin
Declaration (Sunnyside Records)

Minamo
Kuroi Kawa – Black River (Tzadik)

The Gordon Grdina Trio
. . . If Accident Will (Plunge Records)

John Hebert
Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12 Records)

Slivovitz
Hubris (Moonjune Records)

Ed Palermo Big Band
Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Records)

Manuel Mengis Gruppe 6
Dulcet Crush (Hatology)

Duck Baker
Everything That Rises Must Converge (Mighty Quinn Productions)
Reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic
Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic: Live in Zagreb

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All About Jazz Reviews

Yitzhak Yedid
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From All About Jazz:

Wadada Leo Smith
Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Eberhard Weber
Eberhard Weber: Colours (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Fred Frith
Nowhere / Sideshow / Thin Air (ReR Megacorp)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble: In C Remixed (Innovative Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Ahleuchatistas
Of The Body Prone (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Manifeste DeNsity (Moonjune Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Joelle Leandre / Maguelone Vidal / Raymond Boni
trace (Red Toucan Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Minamo
Kuroi Kawa – Black River (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Raul d’Gama Rose

Yitzhak Yedid
Since My Soul Loved (Between the Lines)
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Peter Brotzmann
Lost & Found (FMP Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
Restored, Returned (ECM Records)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Herculaneum
Herculaneum III (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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All About Jazz Reviews

Cover of "Sensible Shoes"
Cover of Sensible Shoes

From All About Jazz:

Charles Tyler Ensemble
Charles Tyler Ensemble (ESP Disk)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Sex Mob
Sexmob Meets Medeski live in Willisau 2006 (Thirsty Ear Recordings)
Reviewed by Brandt Reiter

Jon Hassell
Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (ECM Records)
Reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Carlos Zingaro
Spectrum (Clean Feed Records)
Reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Revolutionary Ensemble
Revolutionary Ensemble: Vietnam and Beyond the Boundary of Time
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Jason Lindner
Now Vs. Now (Anzic Records)
Reviewed by Lyn Horton

Multiple Artists
Leo Records 30th Anniversary
Reviewed by Martin Longley

Tyshawn Sorey
Tyshawn Sorey: Koan, The Winding Shell & Labyrinth
Reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Multiple Artists
Solo Saxophones: Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Flaherty & John Butcher
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Multiple Artists
Large Ensembles: John Hollenbeck & Nicholas Urie
Reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Joey Baron
Joey Baron: Heaven on Earth, Stolas & Dream Dance
Reviewed by George Kanzler

Multiple Artists
Globe Unity: Japan
Reviewed by Tom Greenland

Nate Wooley
Transit: Quadrologues & Nate Wooley: The Seven Storey Mountain
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Chris Speed
Three with Chris Speed/Skirl Records: Big Choantza; Smell The Difference; Esopus Opus
Reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things
About Us (482 Music)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Chris McGregor
Our Prayer (Fledg’ling Records)
Reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Olaf Rupp / Marino Pliakas / Michael Wertmuller
Too Much Is Not Enough (FMP Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

Brian Groder
Groder & Greene (Latham Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Led Bib
Sensible Shoes (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Aki Takase / Louis Sclavis
Yokohama (Intakt Records)
Reviewed by Nic Jones

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

Ahleuchatistas
Of The Body Prone (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Joelle Leandre
Joelle Leandre: Duos with William Parker and George Lewis
Reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Joelle Leandre / George Lewis
Transatlantic Visions (Rogue Art)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Bobby Bradford
Bobby Bradford: With John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Fire!
You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago (Rune Grammofon)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky / Andrei Kondakov / Vladimir Volkov
In Search Of A Standard (Leo Records)
Reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Chad Taylor
Circle Down (482 Music)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Joe Morris
Fine Objects (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things
About Us (482 Music)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Various Artists
Hur! Hommage a la Musique de Christian Vander (Downhill Studio)
Reviewed by John Kelman

Jessica Pavone
Songs of Synastry and Solitude (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Henry Threadgill Zooid
This Brings Us To, Volume 1 (Pi Recordings)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Ed Palermo Big Band
Ed Palermo Big Band: Eddy Loves Frank (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Ian Patterson

Bobby Bradford, Tom Heasley, Ken Rosser
Varistar (Full Bleed Music)
Reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

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All About Jazz Reviews

Drummer Whit Dickey performing at the world pr...
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Recent reviews from All About Jazz:

Anthony Coleman
Freakish (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Warren Allen

Jason Adasiewicz’s Rolldown
Varmint (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

David S. Ware
David S. Ware Quartet: Live in Vilnius
Reviewed by Clifford Allen

Jon Irabagon
The Observer (Concord Music Group)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

Whit Dickey / Daniel Carter / Eri Yamamoto
Emergence (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by John Sharpe

Josh Berman
Old Idea (Delmark Records)
Reviewed by Jerry D’Souza

Fred Anderson
21st Century Chase (Delmark Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

David S. Ware
Shakti (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Russ Musto

Darius Jones
Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) (AUM Fidelity)
Reviewed by Andrey Henkin

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