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Philly Jazz Guide: Top picks for live music around town in June

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Philly Jazz Guide: Top picks for live music around town in June

PRISM Quartet | photo by Jon Rohrer

While it’s certainly not a new trend, it was particularly evident seeing May’s musical offerings in Philly that the lines between what’s considered jazz and classical or new music have never been blurrier. The highlight of last month’s calendar was Bowerbird’s landmark Julius Eastman retrospective; a last-minute program change on the final night led to the reprise of Eastman’s “Thruway” in a version that sounded radically different from its earlier performance and thus revealing the amount of spontaneity and chance in the piece. More explicitly, the first iteration followed Eastman’s instruction that a ...

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Winter Jazzfest 2017 lineup (Pharoah Sanders, Sam Amidon, Kneebody, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NYC’s annual multi-venue Winter Jazzfest happens from January 5-10 at Le Poisson Rouge, The New School, SOB’s…

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Winter Jazzfest 2017 lineup (Pharoah Sanders, Sam Amidon, Kneebody, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

NYC’s annual multi-venue Winter Jazzfest happens from January 5-10 at Le Poisson Rouge, The New School, SOB’s…

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Irresistible, Cleverly Sardonic Fun with Uri Caine and the Lutoslawski Quartet

Source: New York Music Daily

If you missed pianist Uri Caine with the Lutoslawski Quartet at National Sawdust last night, you missed a really fun show. Caine is one of the great wits in music, a category-defying player equally adept at jazz, classical and klezmer. He’d been commissioned by the organizers of the Jazztopad Festival to collaborate with the enterprising Polish string quartet, and the results were obviously contagious. In between numbers, cellist Maciej Miodawski couldn’t resist breaking into a smile, and while his bandmates – violinists Marcin Marcowic and Bartocz Woroch, and violist Artur Rozmyslowicz – were more stoic, there was no mistaking the ...

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Sometimes You Can’t Catch a Break, Sometimes You Can

Source: New York Music Daily

The man in the long black coat stood alone, or so he thought, over the kitchen table, chomping on a plate of spicy Russian beet salad. He took a pull from a plastic cup of beaujolais nouveau. This year’s wasn’t anything special, nothing like the 2003, for that matter not even up to the level of 2008, at least this particular bottle. But enough of it still did the trick, just as it did in better years. In the living room, a pretty young mother played a Bach cello sonata, calmly and comfortably, to the small crowd of guests who ...

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LiveConnections announces spring ClassicAlive series with Flutronix, Jason Vieaux and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

LiveConnectionsLiveConnections has announced three new concerts for its spring ClassicAlive series at World Cafe Live, featuring musicians from Philadelphia and beyond in a wide range of musical collaborations. The season opens on March 20th with New York-based flautists Flutronix and … Continued

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Winter Jazzfest 2015, Night One: More and Less Transcendent Moments

Source: New York Music Daily

What’s the likelihood of seeing both the ICP Orchestra and Dave Douglas on the same night? If you’re at the Rotterdam Jazz Festival, that’s hardly out of the question. And that’s why, despite its many issues, Winter Jazzfest is always worth coming out for.

“We’re the Instant Composers Pool, from Amsterdam,” bassist Ernst Glerum almost gleefully told the crowd who’d gathered close to the stage yesterday evening at le Poisson Rouge for a rare US appearance by the ten-piece surrealistic swing unit. That pun is intentional: their closest US counterpart is the Microscopic Septet, although where the two groups ...

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