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Half Notes: Tyshawn Sorey – Oblique-I (2011)

Drummer and composer Tyshawn Sorey is said to one of up-and-comers whose due for an arrival. Gaining notice as a member of Steve Coleman’s Five Elements, Steve Lehman’s combo as well as Pete Robbins’ sILENT Z, Sorey’s also studied under Anthony Braxton and is currently studying under George Lewis. But he’s not waiting to finish his studies to make hisRead More

Henry Threadgill – This Brings Us To, Volume II (2010)

Henry Threadgill – This Brings Us To, Volume II (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron About this time last year Henry Threadgill ended a eight year hiatus from the recording studio and released This Brings Us To, Vol. 1. It was very well received, and made almost everyone’s year-end “best of” jazz albums for 2009, including ours. On one day short of a year since that release, Threadgill and his ZooidRead More

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid – This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (2009)

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid – This Brings Us To, Vol. 1 (2009)

by S. Victor Aaron In 2001, the avant garde jazz leading light Henry Threadgill had just recorded two albums he wanted released but couldn’t find a record company willing to do it. Quite a turnaround in the attitudes of the music business toward creative modern music, where Threadgill’s prior three albums were handled by colossal Columbia Records. That’s when SethRead More

Quickies: Mike Pardew, Tom Knific Quartet, Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse

Quickies: Mike Pardew, Tom Knific Quartet, Corey Wilkes & Abstrakt Pulse

by Pico As before, this Quickies is an opportunity to highlight new offerings by some lesser-known jazz artists out there today. The thought crossed my mind to throw in a big name like Neil Young, but we kind of covered his Fork In The Road record last week in a One Track Mind. And so, without further ado, here’s aRead More

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