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Pat Bianchi Trio: A Higher Standard

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Fiery displays, lyrical expressions, bluesy statements, punchy interludes, torrential downpours of notes, and space-conscious thoughts all come to the surface on this well-crafted trio date from rising star organist Pat Bianchi. While Bianchi has drawn a lot of attention for his sideman work with such high profile artists as saxophone legend Lou Donaldson, guitar great Pat Martino, and heavy-hitter drummer Ralph Peterson, he has plenty to say when he's in the driver seat. Here, joined by two ...

Stop trying to swing

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Dave Brubeck tells the story that Miles Davis approached him at the end of a gig and murmured in his ear “You're the only person in this group that swings." Had Brubeck replied: “What, exactly, do you mean by swing?" I suspect he would have been given short shrift. But of course both musicians had an implicit understanding of the word without the need for analysis or elucidation. But what does the word “swing" mean in the context ...

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Another Timbre reaches its century in top form

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Another Timbre's three latest releases bring up a significant landmark in the label's brief history. Since the label released its first CD in the autumn of 2007, it has now put out over 100 discs--at a rate of more than one a month. Lest anyone wishes to point out that the latest release--the James Saunders disc, below--only carries the catalogue number at88, let me explain further. Yes, that disc is the label's eighty-eighth CD release, but those 88 include the ...

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Blues Evolution: Inspired

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Georgia White sang, “the blues ain't nothin' but a good woman feelin' bad." Duke Ellington came up with the music's most poetic definition. The blues, said Ellington, was “a dark cloud marking time." For a long time, musically, the blues wasn't nothin' but a simple 12-bar progression, one played and sung by blacks. Then, in the 1960s, whites got the blues. And they weren't just white, a great many of them were British to boot. It was ...

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Ikarus: Echo

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Music has the extraordinary power to alter time and space for its duration, as well as being used to arouse emotions. The terms “abstract" and “concrete" are often used to describe particular music in a way that is widely understood, and yet the actual definitions remain elusive. Echo, from the band Ikarus, contains music which is extremely powerful, shocking, eerie and, in the end, beautiful. Composer and drummer Ramón Oliveras, is joined by two vocalists, Stefanie Suhner and ...

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Glenn Zottola: Miles Davis Remembered

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A young musician's mind can be so very impressionable, so capable and available to lock onto a recording, a phrase or texture and hold it. The effect is almost nuclear--one note, perfectly placed by the performer and into a young listener's ear, can set into play a chain of music-driven events that can spawn professional careers, if not a lifelong interest in the art. Such was-and is--the case with trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, Glenn Zottola. A phenomenon in his own right. ...

August 2015

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Dear Mr. P.C.: What's wrong with the people who made up the names for how to play? When you get to a section that's double-time, you would think it would take twice as long, but it's actually faster. Then you get to a part that's half-time, so it should take half as long to play, but it's slower. Am I missing something? --Concerned Citizen Dear Concerned: Yes, you are. Your math assumes ...

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Jakob Bro: Hymnotic/Salmodisk

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The exploration of different musical formats has been one of the defining characteristics of Danish guitarist Jakob Bro for a long time. It makes perfect sense when you think about Bro's approach to music. He is an artist that likes to work with different voices to see what they can bring to the music. Back in 2008, Bro introduced a nonet that was documented on the live-recording White Rainbow (Loveland Records, 2008). Many of the musicians that ...



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