Arts For Art Introduces The Under_Line Campaign Connecting The Past And The Present, To Build A Home For Un-Compromised Music In The Lower Eastside
On Tuesday, December 4th, Arts for Art will launch the Under_Line campaign with a special benefit featuring the best musicians bridging different aesthetics under the banner Vision and Integrity. There will be a visual presentation portraying the history of jazz within the lower east side and art, across generations featuring the hip and the cool. The ...Read More
Series Of Workshops, Panels And Events On January 10-11, 2013 Will Address Important Issues And Trends In The Jazz Community
The Jazz Connect Conference at APAP|NYC 2013, organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition, announced the tentative schedule of events for this gathering of the jazz community. The conference will be held January 10-11, 2013 in New York City and will feed into the annual APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters) Conference as ...Read More
On Monday March 7, 2011, Thirsty Ear takes the stage at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City for a night of inspired and provocative jazz. Avant-garde luminary Matthew Shipp will be performing alongside Michael Bisio and Whit Dickey. Representing the new giants of jazz will be the highly touted trio of Mary Halvorson, Weasel Walter ...Read More
Honoring Matthew Shipp's 50 Year Opus: Thirsty Ear Recordings releases "The Art of the Improviser" Feb 2011
For the better part of fifty years Matthew Shipp has been on a tireless journey to innovate a musical language that is at once so cerebral, emotional and physical that it becomes universally intelligible. Shipp has aspired to engineer an eclectically unprecedented sound, one capable not only of invigorating the jazz world, but potent enough to ...Read More
The blending of jazz and electronics has been one of the more difficult musical challenges, as it attempts to humanize the machine or mechanize the free spirit of improvisation. It's a very tricky balance to get right, as they can be on a collision course with each other. British artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain ...Read More
For trombonist Doug Leibinger, the new Director of Jazz Studies at Sonoma State University, learning to play jazz is a lot like learning to talk. First, you acquire the vocabulary. Then, you figure out how to string words together into sentences. Finally, you forget everything you've learned, listen deeply, and respond to what others are saying. ...Read More
"A highly original composer/stylist with the courage to radically reinvent himself." --BBC Stunning growth and unexpected directional shifts make Hamada one of Molvær's most moving and challenging records to date." --All About Jazz He mixes his evocative landscape sound with a fiercer, even threatening quality imparted by startling percussion eruptions and formidable resources" --The Guardian UK ...Read More
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