The spry, tall, thin, angular pianist walked on stage, bowed, sat on the bench in front of a baby grand piano and looked at the keyboard in thought. One hand playing two notes later began the setting of a framework for what Arner dubs a spontaneous composition.
The first piece established his focus: span, interval, and a unity of functioning of both han
Two sets were played; the second was a "recap" of the first thus making both sets one. The sets were comprised of the integration of two origin
Both of these musicians played so freshly and intensely with each other that their long term musical relationship made sense. Never in my experience with the music, have I heard a duo produce such a huge, deeply three-dimensional and persistent sound.
Fortune grunted, stomped to count off the opening of "Just One of Those Things." S
With this Samuel Beckettian backdrop, entrance to the Deep Listening Space in Kingston
Last night in the small but densely cultured town of Northampton, MA, in a club which Mehldau visits frequently, the SRO audience was vocally aghast at the Trio’s performance. There are good reasons why. First of all, these three musicians have been together for a long time. Their union, faithfulness and dedicatio
The Amherst Unitarian Meetinghouse was literally packed for the first concert of a seven venue tour, mastered by Michael Ehlers, of the Peter Brötzmann Trio which included, of course, Brötzmann on tenor and taragato and the pinnacle of rhythm sections, William Parker on bass and Hamid Drake on drums.
The trio played two sets. The texture was outstandingly similar in both. Rapidity, energy, constancy, measurable devotion pervaded the music. The Brötzmann fire persisted, but the fire at this
A charge emanated from on
The Shadow & Light Band rose coincidentally out of the tragedy of September 11. Their recording on that date served to demonstrate the buoyancy that art-making can offer---- resilience, although reeling, to events which have ramifications beyo
The orchestra was packed into the fairly large platform area of the choir space of the chapel. The orchestra was arranged symmetrically with the rhyth