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'Live at the NCH' Review

From The Sydney Morning Herald Music reviews: Kimbra, Keith Jarrett, Christa Ludwig, the Gloaming and more By: Barry Divola, Kish Lal, John Shand, Bronwyn Thompson and Barney Zwartz IRISH The Gloaming LIVE AT THE NCH A fine mist seems to descend right from the opening moments of The Booley House, so delicate and wistful is Martin Hayes’ fiddle, and immediately you sense that the Gloaming’s third album (recorded live in Dublin’s National Concert Hall) is going to sustain the wonder and peculiar magic of their first two. The six tracks are stretched in the way that they like to do live (as we learned in Australia in 2014), and transported to places beyond the scope of the original tune. While all five members play their part in this, it is Thomas Bartlett’s piano harmonies that so often envelop a melody from Hayes’ fiddle or Caoimhin O Raghallaigh’s hardanger d’amore, and... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 20th, 2018 in News


A Shape-Shifting Soundscape

From The Financial Times Avishai Cohen Quartet, Ronnie Scott’s, London — a shape-shifting soundscape The muted balladry, pirouetting lines and pithy rhythmic stabs of the Miles Davis aesthetic are cornerstones of contemporary jazz trumpet, from crossover fusion to the avant-garde.... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 20th, 2018 in News


NPR: Monsieur Periné, "Bailar Contigo"

From NPR Songs We Love: Monsieur Periné, ‘Bailar Contigo’ By: Marisa Arbona-Ruiz Monsieur Periné‘s new single, “Bailar Contigo” (“Dance With You”), the first off its still-untitled new album, reflects the band’s improvisational restlessness in a blend of Caribbean rhythms, bossa... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 20th, 2018 in News


Jazz Against Violence

From Newsreview.com Jazz Against Violence: Trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard brings his electric band to Davis to defend black lives By: Marcus Crowder Trumpeter-composer Terence Blanchard didn’t set out to make his new band a protest group. But stuff happens. Bad stuff—and... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


The Next Mountain to Climb

From the Lexington Herald Leader He’s played with Steely Dan and on Grammy-winners. He comes to the Lyric to get funky. By: Walter Tunis The jet lag had barely lifted. Still, on the afternoon following Chris Potter’s return from a... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


New England's Musical Traditions

From Seven Days Vermont Anna & Elizabeth Mine New England’s Musical Traditions on ‘The Invisible Comes to Us’ By: Dan Bolles On their latest album, The Invisible Comes to Us, Anna & Elizabeth went in a new direction — north,... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


The Indo-Pak Coalition - Agrima

From Jazziz Magazine Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition – Agrima By: John Frederick Moore From the beginning of his career, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa has traveled in multiple musical universes, but the music of southern India has always been a polestar.... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 19th, 2018 in News


Sharing the Blessings, Man

From Isthmus “Sharing the blessings, man” – Joe Lovano riffs on the sounds of sax By: Michael Muckian As a kid growing up in 1950s Cleveland, Joe Lovano was surrounded by jazz. His father Tony — aka “Big T” —... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 18th, 2018 in News


Review: 'Scandal'

From DownBeat Magazine Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas’ Sound Prints – Scandal Four Stars […] Both in sound and improvisational approaches, the two offer fascinating contrasting and complementary sensibilities. Lovano’s cobalt-blue tone on tenor saxophone paired with Douglas’ crimson-tinged trumpet... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 18th, 2018 in News


Regina Carter Judges Pulitzer Prize for Music

From The Washington Post Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer win hailed as ‘big for music’ By: Mark Kennedy The decision to award rapper Kendrick Lamar the Pulitzer Prize for music represents a historic moment for hip-hop and American music, according to two... Read The Full Article

Posted Apr 18th, 2018 in News


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