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THROTTLE ELEVATOR MUSIC ‘AREA J’ BEGINS INSPIRING OCTOBER 28TH!

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“ Click on image below to see scan of review. Multireedist Roscoe Mitchell is well into his 70s, but coasting just isn’t on his agenda. These two albums, which […]

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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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Roscoe Mitchell Featured in BBC Concert!

At a concert at Glasgow’s Grand Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform an arrangement of Roscoe Mitchell’s song “Nonaah”. Mitchell, whose most recent Wide Hive release is Conversations I, will also perform at the concert, with Fred Frith and George Lewis. The event will be broadcast […]

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San Francisco Chronicle Profiles Calvin Keys

Lee Hildebrand covers Keys’s history, what he’s up to these days, and the popularity of his latest Wide Hive Release, Electric Keys, in his article, “Calvin Keys Jamming to Inspire Youth”: Guitarist Calvin Keys, who has hosted a Monday night jam at the 57th Street Gallery in North Oakland for 2 1/2 years, was fortunate as a teenager in […]

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SunHerald’s Ricky Flake: Electric Keys, Turnstyle “Gems” from 2013

“The personnel listed on the WH Players’ release are Matt Montgomery (songwriting, bass, piano and keyboards), label head/photographer Gregory Howe (songwriting and B3 organ), Calvin Keys (guitar), Doug Rowan (saxophone), Mike Rinta (trombone) and drummers Thomas McCree and Josh Jones. Many of these folks are featured on Keys’ album. “‘Turnstyle’ presents instrumental compositions that would […]

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CALVIN KEYS ‘ELECTRIC KEYS’ AND WIDE HIVE PLAYERS ‘TURNSTYLE’ STILL CMJ TOP 20 GOING ON 11 WEEKS!

Thanks college radio! Calvin Keys Electric Keys (Wide Hive Records) 29* to 6* to 5* to 8 to 17 to 11* to #16* CMJ JAZZ TOP-40 25* to 41 to 33* to 19* to 18 to 24 to 33 to 36 to 42 to 35* JW Wide Hive Players Turnstyle (Wide Hive Records) 15* to […]

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Great Write-up of “Wide Hive Players – Turnstyle” at Jambands.com

“Turnstyle begins with the slow sideways stagger of ‘All The Right Wrong Notes’ – a piano-and-horn-propelled piece that never loses its footing (but playfully refuses to resolve itself, either). The following cut, however, is ‘Left Coast Sangria’ – and all the opener’s rumpled-overcoat-clad lurches are quickly forgotten as breeze-off-the-bay rhythms and lovely Latin-flavored guitar work […]

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‘Electric Keys’ & ‘Turnstyle’ Hit the Top 10!

Calvin Key’s ‘Electric Keys’ is currently number 4 College Music Journal (CMJ), with the Wide Hive Players’ ‘Turnstyle’ also in the top 10. Check out Electric Keys and Turnstyle!

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