Lobe of the Fly
The Angelica Sanchez composition:
“Lobe of the Fly” from the album
How To Turn The Moon by Angelica Sanchez and Marilyn Crispell.
Slipknots Through A Looking Glass
Slipknots Through a Looking Glass by Eric Revis.
Directed and Produced by Pierre & François Lamoureux.
Octopus – Concert Film
Kris Davis & Craig Taborn in performance
October 10, 2016
University of California, San Diego
Interview conducted via e-mail. Jazz To me, jazz means improvisation and innovation. The search for self-expression through sound, and a reflection of the here and now. I also like Wayne Shorter’s definition of jazz: “I dare you!” The meaning of …
“Accelerate Every Voice,” a new album, is a step forward in another facet of this dazzling pianist’s career: composing. Cory Smythe’s new album blends references to hyper-complex contemporary classical styles, the jazz-meets-vocal music of Andrew Hill’s 1970 record “Lift Every …
In 1969, Andrew Hill, an idiosyncratic jazz master who’d gigged with Charlie Parker and studied with Paul Hindemith, paired a vocal chorus with a hard-swinging quintet to record “Lift Every Voice,” a buoyant set of upbeat incantations. Now, just over …
Im Pressetext Spricht Man Von »Cyborg Choirs«. Doch Sind Es Keine Semimaschinen, Sondern Reale Stimmen, Die Hier Dem Irdischen Enthobene Schleifen Erzeugen, Minimalismus Und Durchaus Auch Entfremdung Verbreiten Und Neue Musik-Einflüsse Einbinden. Cory Smythe, Einer Der Ambitioniertesten Pianisten In Tasten-Grenzbereichen, …
This year’s Awards for instrumentalists advance a multi-year trend by the JJA’s voting members to recognize accomplished women among the multiple nominated finalists. Drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington (Musician of the Year), pianist-composer Kris...
Kris Davis - Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic) At a glance, an odd candidate for consensus: Kris Davis, an improviser-composer with the instinct of an alchemist, made Diatom Ribbons by drawing inspiration from oceanic microbiology, tectonic movement and piano precursors...
Thanks to all the critics for their vote for the Rising Star Artist and Piano Category! See article here