Reviews that mention Robert Dick

December 17, 2009

Hans Tammen Third Eye Orchestra

Live At Roulette
Innova 225

Expanding his electro-acoustic expertise to a creation for large ensemble, on this CD German-born, New York-based endangered guitarist Han Tammen presents two mesmerizing suites from his 13-piece Third Eye Orchestra.

Apparently unfazed by the superstition about 13, Tammen doesn’t perform, but instead conducts and arranges in real time. Likewise ignoring the superstitious angle, some of Manhattan’s most accomplished and innovative musicians – and one ringer – handle with aplomb Tammen’s creation which calls for equal facility with improvisation and notated music, acoustic instrumental techniques and familiarity with electronic excursions. Although billed as two, six-part versions of the same piece – “Antecedent” and “Consequence” – it’s a tribute to all concerned that neither version mirrors the other. While the separately titled tracks exhibit certain homogeneity, soloists never eschew individuality even while blending with the others in section work or contrasting passages. MORE

April 28, 2009

Ute Völker-Angelika Sheridan

Leuchtfische
Valve Records Valve # 6087

Esteban Algora/Alessandra Rombolá/Ingar Zach

… de las piedras

Another Timbre at09

Robert Dick-Steve Baczkowski-Ravi Padmanabha

Doh Tala

Epoch Music No #

Adventurous flute players, recorded in different configurations, unite the bands on these discs, which collectively plumb the timbres available when contrasting unusual tones from unexpected instrumental groupings. Anything but standard flute fare, each has something to offer the adventurous fripple fancier. MORE

April 28, 2009

Esteban Algora/Alessandra Rombolá/Ingar Zach

… de las piedras
Another Timbre at09

Robert Dick-Steve Baczkowski-Ravi Padmanabha

Doh Tala

Epoch Music No #

Ute Völker-Angelika Sheridan

Leuchtfische

Valve Records Valve # 6087

Adventurous flute players, recorded in different configurations, unite the bands on these discs, which collectively plumb the timbres available when contrasting unusual tones from unexpected instrumental groupings. Anything but standard flute fare, each has something to offer the adventurous fripple fancier. MORE

April 28, 2009

Robert Dick-Steve Baczkowski-Ravi Padmanabha

Doh Tala
Epoch Music No #

Ute Völker-Angelika Sheridan

Leuchtfische

Valve Records Valve # 6087

Esteban Algora/Alessandra Rombolá/Ingar Zach

… de las piedras

Another Timbre at09

Adventurous flute players, recorded in different configurations, unite the bands on these discs, which collectively plumb the timbres available when contrasting unusual tones from unexpected instrumental groupings. Anything but standard flute fare, each has something to offer the adventurous fripple fancier. MORE

October 1, 2001

A.D.D. TRIO

Sic Bisquitus Disintegrat
Enja ENJ-9361

No innocents abroad, the members of the A.D.D. Trio are three experienced English-speaking musicians who choose to live in Continental Europe.

Bakers rather than cooks, the three have blended spoonfuls of improv, jazz, classical and New Music with some pinches of funk and rock onto this cookie sheet of original sounds. When that cookie crumbles -- bisquitus disintegrat -- what results is a torte, honeyed enough for the occasional sweet-fancier, but with enough tang and personality to impress the sophisticated nibbler. MORE