Reviews that mention Maurice McIntyre

September 29, 2003

KALAPARUSH AND THE LIGHT

The Moment
Entropy Stereo ESR012

Look out everyone, a new tuba monster is on the loose.

On the evidence of this CD, recorded almost two years ago, New York-based Jesse Dulman exhibits the chops and imagination of a steadily maturing musician -- he was studying composition at LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and the Performing Arts as recently as 1999. Not only does he alternately function as part of the front line or take the bass’s role in the traditional rhythm section, but he even contributes a slick, skipping composition to the CD. MORE

October 19, 2000

MAURICE MCINTYRE

Humility In The Light Of Creator
Delmark DD-419

Valuable as a snapshot of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians' early days and as an addition to McIntyre's slim discography, this CD shows just how much unrecognized talent lived in 1960s Chicago.

Never one of the AACM's heavy-hitters, the reedman seemed to follow a musical philosophy that was half mystic and half energy music. Certainly there are times, such as on the first version of the title tune, where the whole crew seems ready to segue into "A Love Supreme". But since these are players still close to their blues roots, many of the other compositions -- especially on parts of the Ensemble Fate suite -- lean as much towards Muddy (Waters) as (Roscoe) Mitchell. Indeed the trio of Myers/McIntyre/Ajaramu often mixed pop/bop and free music when worked clubs around the city at that time.

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