All posts tagged: Kirk Knuffke

Album Review: The Distance (2016) by Michael Formanek & Ensemble Kolossus

The Distance – Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus ECM (2016) Personnel: Loren Stillman (alto saxophone, flute) Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Chris Speed (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Brian Settles (tenor saxophone, flute) Tim Berne (baritone saxophone) Dave Ballou (trumpet) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Alan Ferber (trombone) Jacob Garchik (trombone)

December Artist Feature: Bassist Max Johnson

Max Johnson is one of the most active young bassists on the Brooklyn scene. He has played in a number of different genres with a great number of musicians and at the age of just 24, he has already released five records under his own name. In 2014 alone, he released the second record by

Playlist for Week of Sep 27, 2014

Matt Pavolka – The Horns Band (Fresh Sound, 2014) Matana Roberts Quartet – The Calling (Utech, 2006) Mary Halvorson – Reverse Blue (Relative Pitch, 2014) Jesse Stacken & Kirk Knuffke – Orange Was the Color (Steeplechase, 2011) Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet – Middle Picture (Firehouse 12, 2007)

New This Week on Jazz Right Now / July 21, 2014

Videos Ascension for Roy Campbell at Clemente Soto Velez (Arts for Art) Brian Chase, Ron Anderson, Richard Hoffman Live at Spectrum Chris Pitsiokos Trio Live at Spectrum Sifter Live at Cornelia Street Cafe The Nu Band with Taylor Ho Bynum (Roy Campbell Tribute) Live at the Stone Lea Bertucci Solo Live at JACK The Core

June Artist Feature: Brian Drye

Trombonist and pianist Brian Drye has been a mainstay on the New York scene since the dawn of the millennium. He leads the group Bizingas (with Kirk Knuffke, Jonathan Goldberger, and Ches Smith) and also plays regularly with the improvising chamber ensemble The Four Bags which has been performing worldwide since 1999. He co-leads the group Drye & Drye

May Artist Feature: Josh Sinton

Josh Sinton is an intrepid reeds player based in Brooklyn who leads the band Ideal Bread, among other groups. As one of the most active members of the Douglass Street Music Collective, he is well-known for his leading role within the musicians’ community, but has not been given the credit he deserves by the general

Playlist for Week of 11 Jan 2014

Ted Brown & Kirk Knuffke – Pound Cake (Steeplechase, 2012) Fay Victor Ensemble – Absinthe & Vermouth (Greene Avenue Music, 2013) William Hooker – Black Mask (Knitting Factory Records, 2002) Carl Maguire – Floriculture (Challenge Records, 2005) Peter Evans Quartet – self-titled (Firehouse 12, 2007) William Parker & ICI Ensemble – Winter Sun Crying (NEOS

January 2014 concert listings now available

January has an unusually long list of amazing concerts (a full list is available here). I would like to highlight these in particular: Jan 4: Yoni Kretzmer 2Bass Quartet with Sean Conly, Reuben Radding, Mike Pride and guest Assif Tsahar at Ibeam Brooklyn 8:30 pm Jan 4: Mary Halvorson Quintet with Jonathan Finlayson, Jon Irabagon,

Concert Review: Kirk Knuffke-Mike Pride Duo at Cornelia Street Cafe 1 Dec 2013

Kirk Knuffke (cornet) and Mike Pride (drums) played a set of duets in a rare outing at Cornelia Street Cafe Sunday night. I found this project intriguing from the first time I heard their album–Exterminating Angel (Nottwo, 2012)–originally because I would not have thought to pair the two eclectic musicians together. They each bring a

Playlist for the Week of 16 Nov 2013

Jesse Stacken – That That (Fresh Sound, 2007) Jesse Stacken – Magnolia (Fresh Sound, 2010) Jesse Stacken – Bagatelles for Trio (Fresh Sound, 2012) Jesse Stacken & Kirk Knuffke – Mockingbird (Steeplechase, 2009) Jacob Garchik – The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Album (Yestereve, 2012) Jacob Garchik – Abstracts (Yestereve, 2005) Jacob Garchik – Romance