ANFTD #60: Kate Gentile

Extraordinary drummer, composer, percussionist Kate Gentile talks with Dave about her compositions, her album, Mannequins, and her wide ranging collaborations with Matt Mitchell, Adam Hopkins, Jeremy Viner, Dustin Carlson, Snark Horse and others. Also covered: her use of technology, singing into her phone, pronunciation of her name, the syncopation of Brooklyn heating pipe noise, and more. Kate is wearing the Agoraphobic Nosebleed hoodie in the ENGAGE band photo.


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Photo by Anna Yatskevich

Preview Stardust for Greg Ward’s ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’

The new album from Greg Ward is out now! Preview Greg's arrangement of the jazz standard "Stardust" from  Stomping Off From Greenwood on now:

This track, which the Wall Street Journal called "muscular yet wistful," is the only cover on Stomping Off From Greenwood.

You can stream and buy the album  here. Purchase the CD / digital directly from us via Bandcamp, and you’ll receive an exclusive bonus track.

‘Brazen Heart Live’ reviewed by PopMatters

Will Layman of PopMatters has written an in-depth review of the Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard, the 8-CD set by the Dave Douglas Quintet that was released in late 2018.

He sums up the complete set:

Listening to over eight hours of the band's music is a joy and a cinch, demonstrating that this classic jazz instrumentation can tackle many forms and create many pleasures. When this band is hitting on all cylinders, with the two horn interwoven, Mitchell's piano leaping and strumming and inventing, Oh down below and Royston kicking and stoking from all sides, it seems like it might be twice its size, a small orchestra or conversation, reverberation, and cross-currents. That Douglas constructed such an ingenious book for the band adds to its sense of breadth: in this music, we find groove, swing, plainsong, worship, ambivalence, clarity, joy, and heartbreak. You need a small orchestra to say all of that.

And, somehow, this quintet was a small orchestra, with Douglas's compositions and arrangements matched to its strengths and range, its expressive possibilities. Brazen Heart, Live at Jazz Standard is a symphony for what a jazz group can be when it is truly powerful and alive. It is a masterpiece of the form, the long form. And it will sit next to Miles Davis's Plugged Nickel recordings for decades to come.

Read the full review here.

The complete box set and the individual nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are available from our Bandcamp store.

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