All posts tagged: Devin Gray

Playlist for the Week of June 29, 2015

Joe Hertenstein’s HNH – self-titled (Clean Feed, 2015) Devin Gray – Dirigo Rataplan (Skirl, 2012) Leah Paul – Trenza (Skirl, 2013) Trot a Mouse – Pictorial Atlas of Mammals (Skirl, 2014) Leah Paul – Bike Lane (Skirl, 2015) Rempis Percussion Quartet – Cash and Carry (Aerophonic, 2015) Daniel Smith – Jazz Suite for Bassoon (Summit,

Monthly Report from New York – June 2015

Drummer Devin Gray, who has been actively working in the underground Brooklyn scene now for nearly a decade, is finally getting some deserved attention with two records released in the past year. The latest, his sophomore record as a leader, Relative Resonance (Skirl), features some astute compositions that make great use of the abilities of

Playlist for the Week of June 1, 2015

Denis Charles Triangle – Queen Mary (Silkheart, 1991) Thomas Borgmann Trio – Organic (Lotus Sound, 1997) Devin Gray – Relative Resonance (Skirl, 2015) –release tomorrow!! Period – 2 (Public Eyesore, 2015) Pulverize the Sound – self-titled (Relative Pitch, 2015) Split Cycle – self-titled (self-released, 2012) Earth Tongues – Rune (Neither/Nor Records, 2015) Kristin Slipp &

Playlist for the Week of May 4, 2015

Devin Gray – Relative Resonance (Skirl, 2015) Baikida Carroll – Shadows and Reflections (Soul Note, 1982) Tim Berne’s Bloodcount – Poisoned Minds – The Paris Concert II (Polydor, 1995) Rashied Ali Quartet – New Directions in Modern Music (KLIMT, 1971) Rema Hasumi – Utazata (self-released, 2015) The Uppercut: Matthew Shipp-Mat Walerian Duo – Live at

Playlist for the Week of Nov 1, 2014

Jagged Spheres (Elias Stemeseder, Devin Gray, Anna Webber) – self-titled (self-released, 2013) Ches Smith’s Congs for Brums – Noise to Men (self-released, 2010) Thomas Borgmann – Boom Box Jazz (Jazzwerkstatt, 2011) Tomas Fujiwara Trio – Variable Bets (Relative Pitch, 2014)

VAX, New York, and the Death of Art: A Review

On a weekly, and often daily, basis, I have conversations with friends, email exchanges, or Facebook interactions about the decline and inevitable death of the New York new jazz scene. Many of the concerns people raise are very real: fewer opportunities to play live (and fewer that pay well), eroding audience numbers, venues closing, gentrification

This Week on Jazz Right Now

Interview Ava Mendoza Comes to Brooklyn Review Decay (2014) by Natura Morta New Videos Nate Wooley’s Battle Pieces Live at Roulette Nate Wooley Solo Live at Le Poisson Rouge Josh Sinton’s Quadrant Live at Douglass Street Music Collective Ingrid Laubrock Quintet Live at Cornelia Street Cafe Rob Brown Trio Live at Clemente Soto Velez (Arts