Mostly, I’m looking for that most elusive and hard-to-define quality — authenticity.
In moments like these, the band Riverside captures the Jimmy Giuffre ideals of sonority and counterpoint — where even the drums act as another complementary linear voice.
The slow tempos on the whole didn’t hurt the show. People were there to hear Madeleine Peryoux — her voice and delivery, her offbeat arrangements and particular idiosyncratic take on familiar songs.
Jazz Guitarist Eric Hofbauer likes to deconstruct tunes and scramble them with free-associative juxtaposition.
An evening that showed yet again how pop (even “modern” pop) can serve as nourishment for new jazz.
The name of the band itself comes from a tune by the most “classical” of all jazz bands, the Modern Jazz Quartet.
But Mr. Ho’s Brian O’Neill had another idea. What if he took the very inauthenticity of the original music as a motive for putting together things that were never meant to go together originally? Like Bach’s Toccata and Fugue with a Balkan beat?
Miss Tess and the Talkbacks — the group will be at MA’s Green River Festival on Saturday. Catch them if you can.
There’s no denying the excitement the López-Nussa brothers can create.
Live, the band crackled. But it was the front line of the grey-maned Rava and trombonist Gianluca Petrella who ultimately defined the band’s sound. .