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2013-05-03 I actually walked out of a Bill Frisell concert (at the Walker) once upon a time...Not sure but I suspect I would stick around if the same music presented itself now. I've enjoyed everything I've heard from the eclectic guitarist ever
It's a fair bet, however, that most of us don't know much about the flood of 1927, except, perhaps, what we encountered in media coverage of Hurricane Katrina a few years ago. A new film and original jazz score could go a long way to change that. The
October 2, 2012 Some musicians are recognized not only for their abilities but also their vociferous commentaries, holding true the phrase that "the squeaky wheel gets the most attention." Yet there are more subdued voices who let their music do the
July 17, 2012 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 [Editor's Note: The second part of Florence Wetzel's extensive interview with Ron Miles covers the Colorado-based trumpeter's early performance years, and begins a chronological look at all of his solo releases,
July 16, 2012 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 [Editor's note: Last month, All About Jazz contributor Florence Wetzel conducted a two-hour interview with Ron Miles. The result is the most extensive interview piece ever written about the Colorado-based trumpeter.
March 9, 2012 Plenty of artists treat their music as egalitarian, but some projects are more collaborative than others. Guitarist Bill Frisell has long considered his work to be about the greater whole, going so far as to credit the arrangements on
The question hung in the air before the standing-room-only crowd for a few long, quiet moments before Goldberg turned back to his ensemble and led them through another knotted and occasionally spooky composition marked by dazzling interplay.
February 1, 2012 John Geggie / Ron Miles / David Occhipinti Geggie Concert Series NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa, Canada January 14, 2012 For his first concert of 2012, bassist John Geggie reaffirmed the astute ability to bring together musicians in
The guitarist Bill Frisell receives due credit for many things his fluidity, his whimsy, his sly mastery of timbre and color but probably not enough for his rhythm. He's complicit in the underestimation, if we can call it that. Like a lot of
The initial line-up included drummer Matt Wilson -- An ambassador of good feeling, according to the New York Times -- but a family emergency required he leave the tour. Royston stepped in and brings an impressive background having played with both