“Falzone is a remarkable, in-the-moment improviser -- able, as few virtuosi can, to listen as intently as he sings.”
--Larry Kart, Author of Jazz in Search of Itself (Yale University Press)
Composer and clarinetist James Falzone is working at the intersection of many styles of music including jazz, improvised, classical, and folk traditions. He has been featured on numerous public radio and television shows and has performed in concert halls and jazz clubs throughout the United States and abroad with his own Allos Musica Projects. He has also collaborated with such diverse and visionary artists as Steve Lacy, Richard Stoltzman, Jorrit Dijkstra, Theodore Bikel, Joe Maneri, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Ran Blake, and many others. ...
- Tea Music by Lyn Horton
- Tea Music by Troy Collins
- Tea Music by Mark Corroto
- Klang by Mark Corroto
- The Sign and the Thing Signified by Jerry D'Souza
--Matthew Lurie, Time Out Chicago
...[Falzone] weaves music from threads of classical and jazz, and colors it with Middle Eastern filligree.
His playing is technically unassailable, his deployment of a bassoon and three strings within his sextet
impressively intricate, and the tripartite title piece summons some lovely textures.
--Bill Meyer, DownBeat
As heard on the terrific new The Sign and the Thing Signified, this group led by clarinetist James Falzone is distinguished both by its mix of classically inspired, through-composed, and improvised material and by its instrumentation: the current lineup includes cellist Kevin Davis, violist Amy Cimini, bassoonist Katherine Young, bassist Krzysztof Pabian, percussionist Eric Platz, and Todd Carter on electronics...