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Jazz January 2011 Archive


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Concert Review: Kneebody with Mark Guiliana and Busdriver

Monday January 31, 2011
Kneebody played two sets at Southpaw in Park Slope, Brooklyn on Friday, January 28th as part of a four-night series programmed by Search and Restore. The first set featured the ... Read More

Album Review: Trombonist Wayne Wallace's 'To Hear From There'

Saturday January 29, 2011
James Hall reviews To Hear From There, by trombonist Wayne Wallace: "Listening to trombonist Wayne Wallace's To Hear From There (Patois 2011), it's hard not to move in your seat. The ... Read More

Album Review: 'HNH' by the Hertenstein/Niggenkemper/Heberer Trio

Thursday January 27, 2011
Douglas Detrick reviews HNH (Cleanfeed, 2010), an album led by drummer Joe Hertenstein, and featuring bassist Pascal Niggenkemper, and trumpeter Thomas Heberer: "HNH aims for a transparent ensemble approach in which ... Read More

Album Review: 'It Would Be Easier If' by Ken Thomson's Slow/Fast

Wednesday January 26, 2011
The balance between compositional nuance and improvisation on It Would Be Easier If represents one of the most highly valued aspects of the emerging progressive music scene. Untethered to a ... Read More

Concert Review: Giuseppi Logan Quartet

Saturday January 22, 2011
Alto saxophonist Giuseppi Logan performed with his quartet on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at ESP-Disk' headquarters in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Logan, who recorded his first album (pictured) in 1964 on ESP-Disk', ... Read More

Concert Review: Stained Radiance at NYC Winter JazzFest

Saturday January 15, 2011
One show I'm sorry I missed at the 2011 NYC Winter JazzFest was that of Stained Radiance, Nels Cline and Norton Wisdom's multi-media improvisational duo. According to several audience members ... Read More

Concert Review: Don Byron New Gospel Quintet at Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday January 12, 2011
Read Douglas Detrick's review of the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet, a highlight performance of the 2011 NYC Winter JazzFest: "The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet's set pulsed and moved with ... Read More

Concert Review: Barry Altschul Quintet at University of the Streets

Monday January 10, 2011
While Douglas Detrick and I were braving the crowds at the 2011 NYC Winter JazzFest, James Hall was getting schooled at the University of the Streets, where drummer Barry ... Read More

Festival Review: 2011 NYC Winter JazzFest

Monday January 10, 2011
Read my review of the 2011 NYC Winter JazzFest. The festival attracted over 4,000 people, a good sign for the New York City jazz scene. It meant, however, that listening ... Read More

Album Review: Alan Ferber's 'Music for Nonet and Strings: Chamber Songs'

Sunday January 2, 2011
Read James Hall's review of Alan Ferber's Music for Nonet and Strings: Chamber Songs: "From its string orchestra's first liquid phrases, Music for Nonet and Strings: Chamber Songs (Sunnyside 2010) plunges ... Read More

Concert Review: Josh Sinton's Ideal Bread at Cornelia Street Café

Sunday January 2, 2011
Welcome guest writer Douglas Detrick by reading his first contribution to the site: a review of Ideal Bread's performance at Cornelia Street Café, which featured music from Transmit: Volume 2 ... Read More

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