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Rob Ryndak & Tom Lockwood, Gratitude | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rob Ryndak and Tom Lockwood are two jazz multi-instrumentalists and academics who cover much of the intricate sounds on their new album, Gratitude. They aren’t quite as comprehensive as Dred Scott and his one man jazz trio, but they come surprisingly close. Ryndak is a pianist and percussionist, while Lockwood tackles the saxophones, clarinets and flutes. (He plays bass as well but left those chores to Karl E. H. Seigfried–also a scholar of Norse mythology–for this album.) Both of them compose and arrange, and they divide these twelve tracks neatly in half.… Read the full article

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Dred Scott Rides Alone | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | August 5th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

Dred Scott Rides Alone (Amazon) is one of those dry, distinctly Midwestern jazz albums that make great traveling music when you’re driving through a particularly barren landscape. It adds color to the journey in an almost symbiotic way–it’s soft and reflective and easy with plenty going on when you scoot up close to the action. Whenever I talk about this specific type of jazz, I first think of Pat Metheny and then Bill Frisell. It’s dusty and hot and spare, but with an intangible charm that sneaks in and grabs you when you aren’t looking.… Read the full article

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