Mitch Myers

Mitch Myers’s Contributions

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07/17/13    Concerts

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013

A jazz festival that still concentrates on jazz

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09/12/11    Albums

Electric Moroccoland/So Below
Club D'Elf

A Boston-based instrumental collective whose talented cast revolves mostly around the vision of bassist/founder Mike Rivard and drummer Erik Kerr, Club d’Elf is, to say the least, multifaceted. On the first half of the ensemble’s new double-CD set, Electric...

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05/24/11    Albums

Rocket Science
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

A reunion of the original quartet known as Béla Fleck and the Flecktones can be considered something of an event. Banjoist Fleck is probably the most accomplished “newgrass” player of the last three decades, bassist Victor Wooten a virtuoso in his own right...

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03/07/11    Albums

Peace Love Ukulele
Jake Shimabukuro

Mitch Myers reviews new album from ukelele virtuoso

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April 2010    Albums

Restored, Returned
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

Pianist Tord Gustavsen is definitely pushing ahead. After three inspiring recordings working his distilled magic within the constructs of a quiet piano trio, the Norwegian bandleader has expanded his purview to include both saxophone and the human voice...

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May 2009    Albums

Tangled Tales
Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

A seasoned performer in his own dimension

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April 2009    Albums

Midnight Pacific Airwaves
Bobby Bradford Extet

Veteran cornet player and jazz educator Bobby Bradford has a disciplined, individualistic sound, but he’s sometimes remembered best for his associations: performing with Ornette Coleman’s groups in the ’50s and ’60s and working in tandem with John Carter...

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April 2009    Albums

Solo
Henry Grimes

Completing the comeback with a bold new release

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January/February 2009    Albums

Spring is Here (Shall We Dance?)
Django Bates

It’s tempting to call the music of Django Bates postmodern, as the keyboardist/composer/bandleader uses multifaceted forms, whimsy and shifting allusions to notable musical genres and seemingly unrelated song structures. But that’s just another way of saying...

January/February 2009    Albums

Live at the Bimhuis
ICP Orchestra

It’s no contradiction to say that when it comes to the Instant Composers Pool, you know what you’re going to get … unpredictability. That assured randomness arrives via a high level of musicianship—theatrical and dynamic, nuanced and thoughtful—with the...

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October 2008    Albums

Kinsmen
Rudresh Mahanthappa featuring Kadri Gopalnath

Make no mistake, Kinsmen is a stylish and evocative blend of indigenous art forms, an extraordinarily successful East-meets-West experiment, and the most stimulating world/jazz soundclash since Ornette Coleman jammed in Jajouka. Altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa...

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Mitch Myers joined the JazzTimes community on Sep 25, 2008