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Review: Earth Tongues Live at Happy Lucky no. 1, October 13

Earth Tongues, a trio consisting of Joe Moffett (trumpet, other objects), Dan Peck (tuba, bells, tape), and Carlo Costa (percussion, other objects) released their second record, the double-disc Ohio, at the art gallery Happy Lucky no. 1, on Thursday night. All three members of the band displayed their sensitivity as listeners, their imaginative abilities as

Review: Darius Jones-Matthew Shipp Cosmic Lieder Duo – The Darkseid Recital

The Darkseid Recital AUM Fidelity (CD/DL) Personnel: Darius Jones (alto saxophone) Matthew Shipp (piano) Track Listing: Celestial Fountain 2,327,694,748 Granny Goodness Gardens of Yivaroth Lords of Woe Life Equation Sepulchre of Mandrakk Divine Engine Novu’s Final Gift Saxophonist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp shine in their second collaboration. They both deliver stellar performances on

Review: Tyshawn Sorey Double Trio – Inner Spectrum of Variables

Drummer/Composer Tyshawn Sorey has made a significant impact on the improvised music scene for years. Spread across two CDs, his latest project The Inner Spectrum of Variables is a bold and ambitious piece of work that unravels throughout multiple movements, forging a working link between the worlds of composition and free improvisation. Toeing the line

Review: Taylor Ho Bynum’s Rank Sentimentalist at Pioneer Works, Oct 7, 2016

One of multi-instrumentalist and composer Taylor Ho Bynum‘s great talents is picking the right people to work together in an ensemble such as his long-standing sextet or his ambitious PlusTet. With Rank Sentimentalist, he has done it again–bringing cellist Marika Hughes, guitarist Evan Patrick (previously working under the name Evan O’Reilly, from Bynum’s first sextet