Barry Altschul: Both Sides of Now
Drummer Barry Altschul, who turned 70 earlier this month (he celebrated at Roulette in Brooklyn), has made a lot of great music both outside and inside, with the likes of Dave Holland, Sam Rivers, Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea and Jon Irabegon. Altschul shared some of what he’s seen from both vantage points with Hank Shteamer, in Burning Ambulance.
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Sam Rivers Trio - Amazing Music On A Consistently High Level
Some of my fondest musical memories from the ‘70s was seeing and hearing the Sam Rivers Trio with Dave Holland and Barry Altschul on dozens of occasions. Three of my favorite people making amazing music on a consistently high level. Kevin Whitehead covers the CD of their 2007 reunion concert on Fresh Air and points out something I hadn’t realized – how woefully underrecorded they were back then. What were we all thinking?
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