Sunday’s performances by the Yosvany Terry Quintet in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery were, by turns, intriguing and revelatory, sliding with ease between rhythms and styles, sometimes within the course of one tune.
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.
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.
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.
Read the rest at The Boston Globe.
By Fred Kaplan
Trumpeter Dave Douglas has two very different new albums out: Sound Prints: Live at Monterey Jazz Festival (Blue Note), featuring a Wayne Shorter tribute-band co-led by tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano; and High Risk, a collaborative excursion into electronica.
Read the rest at Stereophile.