Jonathan Moritz Trio – Secret Tempo Album release & live performance

Jonathan Moritz led his trio on Monday night as part of one of this summer’s most exciting concert series at Muchmore’s in Williamsburg. Kudos to Yoni Kretzmer for curating this fantastic  series giving greater exposure to a number of talented players. The band also includes Shayna Dulberger (bass) and Mike Pride (percussion). Their new album, Secret Tempo,

Ingrid Laubrock’s Sleepthief at Korzo (6/18/13)

There is something sudden and immediate about Ingrid Laubrock‘s music. Her percussive style of playing tenor sax, her quick attacks, and her keen awareness of where her sound is in relation to her band mates together manifest an in-the-moment feel. It is a rare treat to hear Laubrock’s trio, Sleepthief, with drummer Tom Rainey and London-based pianist Liam

Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys at Greenwich House Music School

The late trumpeter Bill Dixon was famous for his use of space and silence in his music as his “second instrument.” Percussionist Mike Pride‘s compositions and performance last night at Greenwich House with his band From Bacteria to Boys displayed a very different approach to the use of silence to great effect. Pride’s music is both intricate and

Intriguing Duos at Douglass Street Music Collective

Musician-run spaces are the places to go if one wants to see the genesis of music and ideas in action and in this regard, Douglass Street Music Collective has been the leader of the pack. This past Thursday, May 16, the venue witnessed three interesting pairings: pianist Kris Davis and percussionist Andrew Drury, tenor saxophonist Ingrid