I Care If You Listen reviews Andy Clausen's "Endlichheim"

A large and eager crowd attended the Good Shepherd Center’s Wayward Music Series for a concert of premieres organized by flutist Paul Taub on November 20, 2015. The new works, all by local Seattle composers, were written for mixed chamber ensembles with flute included in each. With a low rumble of the piano, a glassy and unsettling cello line emerged from the texture in Andy Clausen’s new work Endlichheim

Jazz Right Now Names Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo Performance a "Best Live Concert of 2015"

Photo by Yona Monakhov

Photo by Yona Monakhov

Photo by Ted Roeder

Photo by Ted Roeder

The July 26 concert by the Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo at Brooklyn venue Jack made Jazz Right Now's top-ten list of Best Live Concerts of 2015.

The duo recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign and is finishing their first recording Magic Mountain, based on the Thomas Mann novel, Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain).

The album, a suite of nine pieces for two violas, will be released on CD and double-LP in May 2016.

PopMatters reviews Dave Douglas' High Risk Album

Where one influence ends and another one begins is a mystery, and that’s what will guarantee High Risk‘s status as a wholly unique album. With any justice, it will also serve as a template for future electro-jazz.
— John Garratt

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Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas salute sax great Wayne Shorter

Justin Saglio For The Boston Globe

Justin Saglio For The Boston Globe

By Jon Garelick

Sound Prints is saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas’s Wayne Shorter project, but it’s not exactly a tribute “covers” band. In fact, in the first of two sets that the band played at Scullers on Thursday night, there was only one tune by the iconic saxophonist and composer — and that was a relatively new one, written specifically for this band. So the show might have been “for Wayne and about Wayne,” as Lovano said regarding one tune, but it was really about making new music, and the 80-minute set crackled with the joy of spontaneous creation.

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