Upcoming Events: Shadow Forms II Released

Upcoming Events: Shadow Forms II Released

NEW CD: Shadow Forms II just released. CD RELEASE EVENTS: Wed Sept 11th Cornelia Street Café 29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014 (212)989-9319 http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/ 8:30 and 10:00 PM Thur. Sept 12th Western Michigan University – Dalton Center 7:30 PM Fri. Sept 13th Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com 8 PM Sat Sept 14th Milwaukee Jazz Gallery 926 E Center Street, Milwaukee WI 53212 7-10 pm Sun. Sept 15th Hungry Brain Series 2319 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60618...
AAJ review: The Idea of North

AAJ review: The Idea of North

by Ian Patterson ★★★★ Excerpt: What effect does solitude have on a person? How can one grow as a result of being alone? These questions provoke a musical response from saxophonist, Andrew Rathbun, though the roots of his inspiration for this music lie over forty years ago. In 1967, legendary concert pianist Glenn Gould produced a radio documentary called “The Idea of North” where simultaneously played voices narrated five people’s views on Northern Canada. Gould called this experiment “contrapuntal radio,” an extension of his own musical voice and an exploration of the theme of solitude, a state which he needed creatively and craved personally. In his own way, New York-based Rathbun’s six compositions explore the vast expanses of his native Canada, translating the extremes of geography, climate, and the idea of solitude into musical narratives of contrasting mood. Full review @ All About...
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