Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Music: Matt Ulery / Damian Allegretti

Matt Ulery - In the Ivory: Intricately composed and arranged music that transcends jazz to become something else entirely. Arrangement of vocals, strings and traditional instrumentation over the course of two discs a lengthy commitment. Chamber jazz feel, spiritual successor to the chamber jazz predecessors like Gunther Schuller and Chico Hamilton.




Damian Allegretti, Erik Friedlander & Tony Malaby - Stoddard Place: Thoughtful and patient improvised music (jazz?) Drummer Allegretti in a session with Malaby, saxophone and Friedlander on cello develop their own chamber approach, equally moving beyond jazz but using fractals and geometric orders to move into their own and construct a unique sound world.

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