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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...

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New Release: The Idea of North

New Release: The Idea of North

Andrew Rathbun's CD The Idea of North was inspired by the late classical pianist Glenn Gould's radio documentary of the same name, though the latter debuted back in 1967 (after Gould had retired from public performing). Rathbun, a fellow Canadian, used the diversity...

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LA Jazz Scene review: Where We Are Now

LA Jazz Scene review: Where We Are Now

by Scott Yanow Tenor and soprano-saxophonist Andrew Rathbun on Where We Are Now explores postbop jazz, which is music that falls into the large area of being more advanced than hard bop but not quite as free as avant-garde jazz. Rathbun, whose soprano sound (but not...

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jazzblog.ca review: Where We Are Now

jazzblog.ca review: Where We Are Now

by Peter Hum Excerpt: Rathbun's CD, Where We Are Now, features a quintet tackling Rathbun's meaty, moody compositions. Guitarist Nate Radley, a notable post-Kurt Rosenwinkel player, is more a front-line member than rhythm-section man on the disc. Pianist George...

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Irish Times Review: Where We Are Now

Irish Times Review: Where We Are Now

by Ray Comiskey ★★★★ The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings calls Rathbun a rising star and, on this evidence, that s spot on. The Canadian saxophonist/ composer is a gifted performer who writes challenging and complex pieces; their main raison d' etre may be harmonic,...

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AAJ review: Where We Are Now

AAJ review: Where We Are Now

by Mark Corroto Excerpt: It is quite insouciant to categorize jazz musicians as either composers or players. But jazz devotees sometimes typecast artists as writers or interpreters of music. With a mature talent such as composer/saxophonist Andrew Rathbun,...

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Numbers & Letters

Andrew's latest release features Phil Markowitz (piano), Jay Anderson (bass), and Bill Stewart (drums) performing a set of 11 original compositions.

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