Post Tagged with: "S. Victor Aaron"

Half Notes: Jorge Albuquerque, Marcos Amorim, Rafael Barata – Revolving Landscapes (2008)

by S. Victor Aaron The thing that amazes me when exploring Brazilian music is that while there are usually a lot characteristics you can find in most music out of that country, overall the music is much more diverse than the Brazilians get credit for here in America. That really became especially apparent when absorbing the Northeast Brazilian sounds ofRead More

Half Notes: Bruce Eisenbeil Sextet – Inner Constellation, Volume 1 (2007)

S. Victor Aaron Evidently, the word “constellation” in your CD title means you’re gonna stretch people’s ears. But while Roseman does it with trippy reggae-jazz, Eisenbeil gets it done with good old fashioned free (read: whack) jazz. Eisenbell is clearly influenced by that godfather of free form guitar, Derek Bailey, but avoids the clone label by actually scoring his musicRead More

Half Notes: Josh Roseman – New Constellations (2007)

by S. Victor Aaron I remember trombone player Josh Roseman from his notable appearance on my favorite Charlie Hunter album. He had a certain sass in his sound that stood out and made me think he wasn’t content with being a run-of-the-mill bone player. But that thought never got much further until I got a chance to check out Roseman’sRead More

Blackfield – Blackfield II (2007)

by S. Victor Aaron A lot of hay has been made of Porcupine Tree’s 2007 release Fear Of A Blank Planet, and yes, I’ve joined in the fray. It’s a solid effort from a band that hadn’t stumbled much to begin with. But PT’s leader Steven Wilson is just too talented to stand pat with Fear being his only contributionRead More

Half Notes: Machan – Motion Of Love (2007)

by S. Victor Aaron Singer/songwriter Machan’s resume reads like Sheryl Crow’s before 1994: an in-demand backup singer for heavies like Sting, Pink Floyd, George Benson, Gov’t Mule, Pat Benatar and Hiroshima. And now, like Crow did back in ’93, she seems to be making an earnest attempt at a solo career with her own material and at the front ofRead More