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WTF?! Wednesdays: Trumpeter Forbes Graham

WTF?! Wednesdays: Trumpeter Forbes Graham

You’ve probably never heard of trumpeter Forbes Graham, though you might have heard him if you’re familiar with the (insert genre here, since I have no idea what to call them) band Kayo Dot.

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

Mark Saleski’s Best of 2013 (Jazz): Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson, Mort Weiss, John Zorn, Pat Metheny

People like to make that joke about jazz not being dead — no, it just smells funny; har, har … oh, so clever — or they cling to the belief that nothing new has happened

Book of Three (Taylor Ho Bynum, John Hébert, Gerald Cleaver) – Continuum [2012] (2013)

Book of Three (Taylor Ho Bynum, John Hébert, Gerald Cleaver) – Continuum [2012] (2013)

Given the stature within improvised music circles of Taylor Ho Bynum (trumpet), John Hébert (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums), any new release by these guys should be greeted with great interest

One Track Mind: The Thirteenth Assembly, "Nosedive" (2011)

Anyone who has heard Mary Halvorson perform even just once has likely caught her trademark move: the sudden burst of notes quavering, akin to hitting the whammy bar but with a little more nuance.

Half Notes: Jason Kao Hwang and Edge – Crossroads Unseen (2011)

Composer Jason Kao Hwang, performing on both violin and viola, starts with a foundation of chamber jazz, and then blows it up. Hwang (Reggie Workman, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill) is just as apt to set off an explosion of emotive, Eastern-themed motifs (as on the title track from Crossroads Unseen, issued on Sunday by Euonymus Records), as he is aRead More

One Track Mind: Richard Nelson Large Ensemble, "Strive" (2011)

In most big bands, the guitarist functions as nothing more than a member of an expanded rhythm section — and for a while it seems like Richard Nelson (even though it’s his band, and all) had fallen into the same role on his forthcoming album

The Friday Morning Listen: Vetiver – Thing Of The Past (2008)

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, that annual event reserved for the celebration of that seemingly dying breed of retail outlet. I’ve written plenty about the future of digital music (mostly my lack of interest in it), but Record Store Day transcends

The Friday Morning Listen: Taylor Ho Bynum, Forbes Graham – The Middle Picture/Echoes (2007)

by Mark Saleski In our society, it seems like there’s a constant battle between idealism and cynicism. A person will take a stand on a particular issue, and no matter how quietly they do it, there is always an opposing force with the can of hot tar at the ready. It’s a phenomenon that contributes to the growing blandification ofRead More

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