Daniel Ian Smith

Jazz Album Review: Pablo Ablanedo’s “Chistreza” — Rhythmic Bounty

July 18, 2020
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Every piece here seems to play by its own rhythmic rules, and yet nowhere does the music sound academic or formal.

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Fuse Music Review — The New World Jazz Composers Octet: Big Ideas, Small Boxes

November 4, 2010
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With musicians of the NWJCO’s caliber, there never was a question that the music would be performed well in concert. It’s more that, after living with this repertoire for almost a year, the players took greater possession of the music and made it more their own, even in performance of the written material. By Steve…

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