alibi online

Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

The Cosmic Belly Dance
The Cosmic Belly Dance
7.29.2014
Pancakes! Wedding Show!
Pancakes! Wedding Show!
8.1.2014
Fayuca
Fayuca
8.11.2014
High Mountain Hideout
High Mountain Hideout
8.29.2014
High Mountain Hideout
High Mountain Hideout
8.30.2014
High Mountain Hideout
High Mountain Hideout
8.31.2014
 
 
 V.16 No.17 | April 26 - May 2, 2007 

Sonic Reducer

Neil Cowley Trio Displaced (HideInside Records)

Brash, punkish energy, hooks that could snag a whale and sheer invigorating exuberance mark the debut recording of the Neil Cowley Trio (with pianist/composer Cowley, bassist Richard Sadler and drummer Evan Jenkins). A taut ballad, a trancelike rocker, a miniature that recalls Vince Guaraldi, a conundrum set to music, a contemplative swinger—Cowley attacks everything with breathtaking dynamic flair and a surprising, adept touch. With a sure rhythmic feel and an irrepressible and infectious spirit, Cowley and the boys gleefully roll the tunes downhill in a headlong rush—almost, but never quite, losing control every time.

Miles Okazaki Mirror (available at www.milesokazaki.com)

A stunning debut, financed by guitarist/composer/illustrator Okazaki’s second-place finish at the 2005 Monk Competition, Mirror unfolds over the course of three five-part suites, as logical as Euclid and as untidy as birth. Okazaki calls the compositions rhythm-based, and the rhythmic elements do take center stage from time to time (as in Okazaki’s one-note solo on “Howl” that relies almost completely on rhythmic variations for development). Nevertheless, the music is melodically and harmonically rich and surprising, with tight ensemble playing. The musicians give generously of themselves throughout, with sometimes spectacular results, particularly from saxophonists Miguel Zenon and David Binney.

Misha Piatigorsky Uncommon Circumstance (Misha Music Records)

It’s easy to see why pianist/composer/producer Misha Piatigorsky won the 2004 BMI Thelonious Monk Composers competition. This collection of nine originals, plus two covers, offers lucid, spacious tunes with engaging melodies, performed in the classic jazz trio style (with Hans Glawischnig, bass; Ari Hoenig, drums). The problem is the unevenness of the performances. Despite the deeply romantic character of his tunes, Piatigorsky plays half of them with a mystifying lack of urgency and freedom. When he does dig in, as on his father’s tune, “Fishing Boats,” and his own “Lonely Butterfly” and the Monkish “Spanky’s Dilemma,” he fulfills the compositions’ promise.

 
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    High Mountain Hideout
    High Mountain Hideout8.29.2014