Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

Jeff Coffin & Charlie Peacock

Arc of The Circle

2008-03-31

Arc of The Circle, a duet recording by Flecktones saxophonist Jeff Coffin and pianist Charlie Peacock isn't exactly like anything you've ever heard. This is high-risk improvisational music, first with production and arrangement coming second. Historically speaking, it bears some resemblance to early Dewey Redman/Keith Jarrett collaborations. With some aggressive Coltrane/McCoy type moments. There's also a little Stravinsky, Copeland, Ives and Hindemith influences peeking through channeling famous cartoon composers and mixing in some cut-up, glitch-pop electronics with leap frog intervals, even with all the eclectic influences, the music remains bluesy and essentially American. These 2 major improvisers and friends including Marc Ribot, Derrek Phillips, Tony Miracle, Ken Lewis and Joe Murphy create yet another surprising hybrid of jazz/ not jazz, and stretch the boundaries of even the most current' beyond jazz' categories.

More reviews tagged #Jazz

  • reviewed 01/2009

    THE BAD PLUS
    For All I Care

  • reviewed 11/2016

    Dan Costa
    Suite Tres Rios

  • reviewed 02/2007

    PAUL MOTIAN BAND
    Garden of Eden

  • reviewed 08/2007

    SONNY FORTUNE
    You and the Night and the Music

  • reviewed 04/2005

    Afterthought
    Jazzgrass

  • reviewed 09/2008

    ROBIN MC KELLE
    Modern Antique

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.