Scott Amendola/Charlie Hunter Tour West Coast In Support of Their Second Duo LP, PUCKER, Composed of All New Music by Scott Amendola
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Dylan Ryan’s Sand West Coast Tour,
with Dates in Seattle, Portland, and The Bay Area
Featuring his volatile trio Sand, Sky Bleached is Dylan Ryan’s debut album under his own name, but the insistently exploratory drummer isn’t making a first impression. A bandstand veteran who’s spent the past decade collaborating with an array of galvanizing musicians across a wide array of creative scenes, he’s probably best known as the catalyst behind the pugnacious prog-jazz sextet Herculaneum. That’s seems likely to change withCuneiform’s release of Sky Bleached. (more…)
Lugerner Joined By Myra Melford, Darren Johnston & Matt Wilson
On These Are The Words, Based on Kabbalist Numerical System
Lugerner’s Septet With His New York Peers Featured on Narratives
A Bay Area transplant to the NYC scene, multi-reedist Steven Lugerner releases two albums that display the full spectrum of his compositional abilities. A student of such luminaries as Fred Hersch, Ralph Alessi, Jamie Baum, Jane Ira Bloom and fellow multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow, Narratives features Lugerner’s working septet, while on These Are The Words he is joined by trumpeter Darren Johnston, pianist Myra Melford, and drummer Matt Wilson.
Portland, OR’s Blue Cranes Release 3rd Album of Indie-Tinged Chamber Music, “Observatories,” September 14, 2010Thursday, July 8th, 2010
It takes a minute for a band to hurdle growth spurts and become the eloquent ensemble it hopes to be. But striving for a truly individual sound, one that depends on the contributions of each member is a noble goal. After three years as a quintet with two saxophones up front, Blue Cranes have achieved such a victory. They prove it with Observatories.