Andrew Lindemann Malone

Andrew Lindemann’s Contributions


May 2006    Albums

The Animated Adventures of Knox
Tom Abbs and Frequency Response

Tom Abbs first conceived The Animated Adventures of Knox cinematically. He translated the story (a description of emotional evolution) into musical structures, interpreted the musical structures with his band Frequency Response and then filmed images and...


May 2006    Albums

The Legend of Vernon McAlister
Richard Leo Johnson

Though he had previously played acoustic guitar, when a friend presented him with a 1930s National Duolian steel-bodied model, Richard Leo Johnson took an immediate shine to its surprising playability and fascinating colors. Particularly intriguing was the...


May 2006    Albums

Long Hidden: The Olmec Series
William Parker

The new album from avant-garde bassist extraordinaire William Parker features him in three settings, which unfortunately for the discriminating record buyer vary in quality. His efforts with the Olmec Group find Parker playing percussion and six-string n’goni...


April 2006    Artist Profiles

Tyrone Brown: String Thing

Tyrone Brown knows all the ins and outs of traditional jazz. After all, he's played bass with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Nat Adderley, among others, and he toured and recorded with the Max Roach Quartet for 19 years. But it was a solo concert that...


April 2006    Albums

Chris Brubeck

Three instantly appealing pieces for orchestra by Chris Brubeck receive their premiere recordings on Convergence, and they all dance and sing and drive forward, sparkling with bright yet subtle tone colors. Brubeck, son of Dave and a jazz trombonist himself...


April 2006    Albums

Rhapsody in Blue
Michel Camilo

Because they involve an orchestra in addition to the solo piano, George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Piano Concerto in D" have typically been played by classical pianists, who gamely try to simulate Gershwin's jazz instincts using Chopin-style rubato...


April 2006    Albums

Paris Blue
Kyle Eastwood

I know what you're thinking: Does Kyle Eastwood's bass have six strings, or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. I can report that Kyle is indeed the son of jazz enthusiast, cinematic gunslinger and...


April 2006    Albums

Days of Wine and Roses
Maria Schneider Orchestra

The Maria Schneider Orchestra's Days of Wine and Roses, recorded live in 2000, was originally issued in a package with two bottles of von Buhl's "Maria Schneider Selection" Riesling, but the bizarre hodgepodge of laws governing the interstate sale of wine...


April 2006    Albums

Rewind That
Christian Scott

Christian Scott's debut album, Rewind That, shows him to be a striking trumpeter--the breathy tone he often uses, so tenuous it can resemble a flute, stands out in an ensemble, and he shows a natural knack for phrasing, whether playing quietly or brassily...


March 2006    Albums

Indian Winter
Ran Blake and David Fabris

Close-miking a tired piano that is being played aggressively leads to sonic ugliness, as can unfortunately be heard on Ran Blake's Indian Winter. The album was recorded in 1999, and the poor sound probably deterred its release. Another deterrent may have...


March 2006    Albums

Left of Blue
Dave Eggar

Dave Eggar has played cello or piano with a dizzying array of artists, including Alice Cooper, Ornette Coleman, John Denver, Bobby McFerrin, Yo-Yo Ma and the Flux Quartet that he cofounded. Left of Blue, his new album, is not quite so diverse; mostly playing...


March 2006    Albums


Hiromi has a rare talent: She writes compositions for her piano trio that blossom into detailed, absorbing stories. You may not agree with my impression that "Old Castle, by the River, in the Middle of a Forest" describes an ancient royal family forced to...


March 2006    Albums

On a Blue Afternoon
Chris Murphy

A gentle, insistent swing and insouciant, charming lyricism make Chris Murphy's On a Blue Afternoon a leisurely yet absorbing way to spend an hour. The album is violinist Murphy's tribute to West Coast cool jazz from back in the '50s, but rather than making...


March 2006    Albums

The San Francisco ChamberJazz Quartet

The San Francisco Chamber-Jazz Quartet differs from other jazz groups that invoke the word "chamber" as a descriptor, in that pop music from around the world inspires the SFCJQ just as much as classical and jazz do. The group's problem is that for two-thirds...


January/February 2006    Albums

Mozart Piano Concertos 20/23
Jacques Loussier Trio

Pianist Jacques Loussier's ongoing series of large-scale jazz riffs on the classical repertoire now finds him taking on Mozart, just in time for the 250th anniversary of his birth (Mozart's, not Loussier's) in 2006. To make Wolfgang's famous 20th and 23rd...


December 2005    Albums


In the land of Bedrock, groove is always king, but any specific groove's hold on power is short-lived. Uri Caine (keyboards), Zach Danzinger (drums and percussion) and Tim Lefebvre (bass and guitar) obviously love the sweaty, cheesy music of the 1970s...

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