New Review for “Area J” from Something Else!

Throttle Elevator Music – Area J (2014) From the review: Powered by the garage jazz-rock songs of Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery with the brash saxophone stylings of Kamasi Washington, Throttle Elevator Music is back with a second helping. Area J (on sale October 28, 2014) follows up on the 2012 self-titled debut and again […]

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Throttle Elevator Music returns for their second full length album on Wide Hive Records. 16 new compositions by Matt Montgomery and Gregory Howe feature emerging saxophone giant Kamasi Washington. Mike Hughes completes the group with drumming incredibly dynamic and rock steady. Also joining the group on several tracks is trumpet virtuoso Erik Jekabsen.  

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Awesome Review of Conversations I and II by Down Beat Magazine

Roscoe Mitchell with Craig Taborn and Kikanju Baku – Conversations I and II By Bill Meyer for Down Beat Magazine “Both of these CDs are remarkably consistent“   Multi-reedist Roscoe Mitchell is well into his 70s, but coasting just isn’t on his agenda. These two albums, which are products of the same two-day session, reflect […]

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Roscoe Mitchell’s Conversations II With Craig Taborn and Kikanju Baku

Roscoe Mitchell is an unmistakably unique icon of modern composition and jazz and with the second installment of Conversations is as engaging as the first.  Sonic exploits of originality and grace navigate navigate between both improvisational genius and melodic mastery. Joined by versatile keyboardist Craig Taborn (ECM Records) and percussionist Kikanju Baku, Roscoe creates a […]

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Roscoe Mitchell Performs with George Lewis and Fred Frith (with Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)

SHOW: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 pm British time (5 pm Eastern, 2 pm Pacific) [Listen Live] This Saturday April 19, 2014 tune in to the BBC for a concert devised and recorded specially for Hear and Now, Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in works by three important figures from the world […]

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