Post Tagged with: "Chad Taylor"

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (2017)

Jaimie Branch – Fly or Die (2017)

In thirty-five short minutes, Jamie Branch said a lot about what she’s offering to the realm of outward-bound jazz. If ‘Fly or Die’ is only her Chapter One, I can hardly wait to hear the rest of this book.

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc of Slavery #72” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra, “The Arc of Slavery #72” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance stream from Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra’s upcoming ‘Galactic Parables: Volume 1,’ an early ’70s-styled rock/jazz orgy.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde + Experimental Jazz): Jimmy Giuffre, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde + Experimental Jazz): Jimmy Giuffre, Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2014’s avant-garde and experimental jazz, including Roscoe Mitchell, Jimmy Giuffre, Wadada Leo Smith and others.

Chicago Underground Duo – Locus (2014)

Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor’s deft application of lo-fi electronics to out-jazz has been celebrated here a few times, and Locus, their second release with Northern Spy Records, is another reason to celebrate.

Eric Revis – In Memory of Things Yet Seen (2014)

The first-call acoustic bass player best known in five words or less as “Branford Marsalis’ bassist since forever” is preparing to release his own led-date In Memory of Things Yet Seen (March 25, 2014, Clean Feed Records).

Digital Primitives – Lipsomuch/Soul Searching (2014)

It’s easy to think of a “groove” as having certain kind of chord changes, played by certain kind of instruments and even having certain kind of beats.

Grass Roots (Sean Conly/Alex Harding/Darius Jones/Chad Taylor) – Grass Roots (2012)

No, these aren’t the guys who brought us the AM radio staples “Let’s Live for Today” and “Temptation Eyes” in the late 1960s-early 1970s. It’s a supergroup of hard working, highly regarded players in New York’s world class improvised scene

Jeff Parker Trio – Bright Light In Winter (2012)

As someone who is a member of the post-rock band Tortoise, the advanced modern jazz of Nicole Mitchell’s combo, a founding member of the Chicago Underground, the Scott Amendola Trio and until his death a couple of years ago, Fred Anderson’s band, I imagined the latest release by Jeff Parker as being this overtly aggressive, edgy blast of wicked noise.

Avram Fefer – Eliyahu (2011)

Before even learning that multi-reedist Avram Fefer is a Harvard grad, I could detect a lot of intelligence in his playing style. Avoiding clichés, adapting to the music and injecting just the right amount of feel, Fefer is one of the most diverse sax players around

Chicago Underground Duo – Age Of Energy (2012)

Anytime there’s a new release out that involves cornet player Rob Mazurek, it warrants attention because it’s certain to be interesting and unlike jazz you’d hear anywhere else.