Bagatellen Reviews

From Bagatellen:

Michael MarcusLotus Symphony
For the last decade-plus, reedman Michael Marcus’ name has been rather synonymous with Cosmosamatics, the group he co-leads with alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons and a revolving cast of rhythm players. That is not to say he hasn’t been busy in his own units, which range from power trios to string ensembles, but […]

Reptet – Chicken or Beef?
Seattle-based sextet Reptet are a far tougher band than the artwork or title to their third and latest disc, Chicken or Beef?, would imply. Yes, irreverence is part of the deal here and a very integral aspect of the group’s personality. The title track features the ensemble chanting the takeout phrase […]

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All About Jazz Reviews

From All About Jazz:

29-Dec-08 Michael Marcus
Lotus Symphony (Not Two Records)
Reviewed by Troy Collins

28-Dec-08 Sean Noonan’s Brewed by Noon
Boxing Dreams (Songlines Recordings)
Reviewed by Matt Marshall

27-Dec-08 Microscopic Septet
Lobster Leaps In (Cuneiform Records)
Reviewed by Mark Corroto

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