by carl wilson

Osby, Statman, Konitz, Shipp...? I've Set the VCR

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A fine piece by my colleague Mark Miller in today's Globe and Mail tips me off to the new season of Daniel Berman's Solos series on Bravo (Tuesdays at 8, not 8:30 as misstated in the paper), featuring artists coming "from one decimal place to the left or right of what we might call jazz." I missed the first series last summer, but from what I gather the concept is to take mostly players who usually appear in group settings, and place them in a solo context to isolate and examine the essence of their music. Considering the calibre of musicians Berman has rounded up, it should be fascinating. Here's the roster: Greg Osby (Aug 2); Andy Statman (Aug. 9); Lee Konitz (Aug. 16); Don Thompson (Aug. 23); Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Aug. 30); Erik Friedlander (Sept. 6); John Abercrombie (Sept. 13); Steven Bernstein (Sept. 20); Mark Turner (Sept. 27); Matthew Shipp (Oct. 4); Kurt Rosenwinkel (Oct. 11); Roscoe Mitchell (Oct. 18); Matt Wilson (Oct. 25).

The Writ | Posted by zoilus on Monday, August 01 at 09:44 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (0)

 

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