All posts tagged: Yoni Kretzmer

Concert Review: Yoni Kretzmer 2-Bass Quartet Live at the Zürcher Gallery, April 25

  Yoni Kretzmer has embraced a more lyrical voice on tenor saxophone over the past year. Evidence of his significant development in recent years as a musician, composer, and bandleader were on full display on Tuesday night at the Zürcher Gallery in Manhattan. The quartet played four pieces, many of which appear on their 2015

New This Week / March 17, 2015

Videos Michael Foster-Ben Bennett Duo Live at Soup & Sound Pulverize the Sound Live at Manhattan Inn Chris Pitsiokos Trio Live at Ran Tea House Jonathan Moritz’ Secret Tempo Live at I-Beam (New York Tenor Saxophone Festival) Yoni Kretzmer 2Bass Quartet Live at I-Beam (New York Tenor Saxophone Festival) Ras Moshe Trio Live at I-Beam

January Featured Artist: Yoni Kretzmer’s New York Premier of New Dilemma, Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

Rooted in the contemporary avant-garde jazz scene, with this project saxophonist and composer Yoni Kretzmer takes a daring step towards integrating chamber music and jazz. New Dilemma’s unique instrumentation alone brings to mind a multitude of associations, from early baroque to contemporary free jazz. The compositions aim to blur the gap between written and improvised

Playlist for the Week of December 15, 2014

Yoni Kretzmer, Pascal Niggenkemper, Weasel Walter – Protest Music (Out Now, 2014) Lukas Ligeti & Thollem McDonas – Imaginary Images (Leo, 2014) Ananda Gari – T-Duality (Auand, 2014) Ballister (Dave Rempis, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Paal Nilssen-Love) – Worse for the Wear (Aerophonic, 2014) Lisa Mezzacappa’s Bait & Switch – Comeuppance (Not Two, 2013) Matt Lavelle &

Playlist for the Week of 29 March 2014

Rempis-Daisy Duo – Second Spring (Aerophonic, 2013) Yoni Kretzmer’s 66 Boxes – Graceless (Out Now, 2014) Turn Around Norman – We Turn Around (AlgoRhythms, 2011) Ras Moshe – Live Spirits, vol. 2 (Utech, 2006) Danny Fox Trio – Wide Eyed (Hot Cup, 2014) Roy Assaf Trio – Second Row behind the Painter (One Trick Dog,

Concert Review: Yoni Kretzmer Double Bass Quartet at Ibeam 4 Jan 2014

Yoni Kretzmer has put together a very interesting group with his Double Bass Quartet. Listening to him play is like a history lesson, at times, and at others, an expose of how “the tradition” continues to evolve and take on new shapes in our post-modern moment. Kretzmer can reference many of the great tenor players

Best Live Creative Music of 2013

Despite being urged by several musicians in the community to put together a best of 2013 list, I initially resisted doing so for two reasons. I set out for Jazz Right Now to be supportive of the community as a whole, to highlight the work of an entire generation (or two) of musicians who are

Out Now Music Nights: An Exciting New Concert Series

Yoni Kretzmer is following up his highly successful summer concert series with another program beginning this month, scheduled for each Sunday evening at the Legion (790 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn). Last week’s bill featured the Roy Campbell Trio and Swell-Kretzmer-Heberer-Johnson-Taylor. Upcoming performances include: December 15 Rob Brown Quartet (with Kenny Warren, Peter Bitenc, Juan Pablo Carletti),