Tag: Adam Lane

  • Jazz Consumer Guide: Low-End Theories

    Pick Hits Adam Lane’s Full Throttle Orchestra Ashcan Rantings | Clean Feed Like Mingus, Lane plays a mean bass, composes pieces that encapsulate the entire jazz tradition and then some, and runs a band that sounds even bigger than it is. His new group dispenses with guitar to deploy seven horns, doubling up on trumpet […]

  • Weasel Walter, Vinny Golia & Adam Lane

    Weasel Walter is no-wave’s multi-instrumental enfant terrible. He made the move from Oakland to New York a few months ago, and has been since blessing up with a nonstop stream of performances featuring his splattery flail, free-jazz caveman pile-ups, and acutely crusty edge. Tonight, he mans the drum kit for a furious bout of violent […]

  • Tom Hull’s Jazz Poll List

    Top 10 1. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar). Old-school avant-garde, the kind that brings the noise, breaks down barriers, and still sounds sweet. 2. Jon Faddis, Teranga (Koch). Dizzy’s stunt double sums up all you can do with a trumpet. 3. World Saxophone Quartet, Political Blues (Justin Time). The great hornsmen of the apocalypse […]

  • Fractious Grammar

    Pick Hits Ornette Coleman Sound Grammar Sound Grammar Nothing for 10 years, then he repeats a scam he pulled 20 years ago with Opening the Caravan of Dreams: launching a new label with a live album named for the label, or vice versa. Seems cheap, but when sounding like no one else has been your […]