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Edward Kane

Edward Kane

There has always been a certain amount of Balkanization in music, particularly popular music. So-and-so is a 'rock' performer; X is a 'punk' band, Y plays 'country.' A revi…
As we head away from a very proud avant garde jazz and towards a neutered entity called improvisational music, it is refreshing to hear an album of freely improvised music …
The name of the group and the CD's cover art suggested European Progressive Rock to me, so I was not surprised by the intricate bass introduction by George Hoar to "The Fun…
Sometimes what you get out of a recording has a lot to do withwhat you expect from it. A record which might otherwise seemfine may elicit an unfavorable reaction when it fa…
Knitting Factory productions tend to feature artists on the cusp of multiple genres, and Pharaoh's Daughter is no exception. The fare on Exile could be fairly descri…
Furuhashi Tsuyoshi is a joy to listen to. He takes musical chances and plays with melodic invention in settings pastoral, chaotic and everywhere in between. His tenor is br…
It is dangerous to speculate on a person’s intentions in a creative act, but I think it’s a fairly safe bet that Adolph Sax didn’t foresee the genesis of jazz while he was …
The CK5 is a Boston based group led by Either/Orchestra sax man Charlie Kohlhase, the veteran player leading and mentoring a talented crew of younger musicians. This set is…
There have been a number of albums through the years based on the music of Frank Sinatra, the most recent one being Gaile Gillaspie's Let Me Be Frank. Conceptually, …
You need a cocktail, preferably one with rum and umbrellas and served up in a tiki head glass. Not convinced? Put on the latest release from Eliane Elias, the NYC based Bra…