Joshua Abrams, Jeff Parker, Ari Brown discussed on Fresh Air


Joshua Abrams's tune in Place of memory, where drummer Gerald Cleaver sets a deep, slow swing group. It's from the album Cloud script by Abrams's chameleonic quartet of the same name with longtime ally Jeff Parker on guitar and veteran Chicago saxophonist Ari Brown. His economical playing and brawny, tender sound fit the leaders spare themes. A couple of ballots really showed the saxophonist off. This is community with leaders, nimble bass dancing behind. Mm hmm. Ari Brown on tenor sax. Joshua Abrams's quartet can groove and play pretty, but they all like free jazz, too, and a couple of pieces get exuberantly ornery. Guitarist Jeff Parker can get down and dirty within the ensemble fabric. Rather than strutting out in front. Jeff Parker doesn't very creative work in the background. At one point, he Cos. Ari Brown's tenor with clingy guitar harmonics obstinate but somehow, right, like Thelonious Monk's piano bombs behind a horn. Mm hmm. Joshua Abrams, his main band Natural Information Society. Plays long, hypnotic jams inspired by Moroccan trance music. That influence comes out on harbor. Repetitive music takes another kind of discipline. But these four players catch that wave too. That both bases notably low in the mix. Most leaders like to put a little more of me in there. That ego free Sound balance is typical of Joshua Abrams. Sign. The music on Cloud script is less about him than the collective. It's about being part of something bigger, where each player is stronger for all the ways they interlock. Kevin Whitehead is the author of the new book Play the Way You Feel The Essential Guide The Jazz Stories on film. He reviewed clouds script the new album by basis, Joshua Abrams and his quartet after a break, I'll look at the TV coverage of Wednesday's attack on the U. S. Capitol. This is fresh air. This is fresh air. I'm TV critic David Bianculli. There are times over the long history of television. When TV brings us live images of something so unusual, so memorable and often so shocking will never forget it. And will remember where we were when we saw it. This week after sitting through a night of crucial Georgia recount election results. I saw the newest example Ah, very frightening one Thousands of supporters of Donald Trump, egged on by the president surrounded the capital. Many of them stormed the building broke through windows and temporarily disrupted the official congressional acceptance of the electoral votes, awarding the presidency to Joe Biden. While it happened, TV reporters and anchors and commentators responded with a mixture of fear and disbelief. Much as they did the morning of 9 11. And watching at home. You had the same sense of witnessing anarchy and danger. On MSNBC, Chuck Todd watch live images from a capital surveillance camera with veteran reporter Andrea Mitchell and former Senator Claire McCaskill. All of them sounded not only concerned and confused but stunned. Claire McCaskill. You know the Senate? Well, I assume you've you have a memory of anything near like this. We know you just hope protesters walking through Statuary Hall clear. I don't don't interrupt, but we just saw people right going right through there. They are our statue, a home that is through the area. By what women Camera That's capturing those believe. No, that's that. You I'm not sure whether that's the war women camera but that what that is, is the area where those centers good process to go into a house for joints, joint sessions, So it is through there that they walk. Unbelievable Wear, televising the breach..

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