After our recent tour and the release of Rivers Music, the AnyWhen Ensemble has received some good press in the web and print media. Here’s a brief run-down with links the full articles:

Review of Rivers Music:

“‘Rivers Music’ is thought music rendered as stream-of-conscious expression. it is not totally free, but not totally tethered either. Detrick sets up his scaffolding and then allows broad latitude to the rest of the quintet to fill in the spaces, which they do, collectively and alone, with intelligence and warmth.” (full article)

-C.Michael Bailey, All About Jazz, 2.8.2011

About Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble:

“A highlight of Friday’s performance was Douglas Detrick and the Anywhen Ensemble, accompanied by Seattle pianist Wayne Horvitz. Arranged and composed mostly by leader and trumpeter Douglas Detrick, the performance showcased traditional songs from the jazz and blues genres, mixed with classical harmonies. An audience favorite included “Awake Blues,” which incorporated the melody from the blues song “Trouble the Mind” by Richard Jones.”

-Christine Beaderstadt, SSG Music, 2.4.2011

“After a stellar career at the University of Oregon, trumpeter/composer Douglas Detrick, who grew up in Portland, moved to New York last year. Abetted by stellar Portland pianist Ben Darwish, Detrick returns from the Bronx with his chamber jazz group (sax, trumpet bassoon, cello, drums) for the CD release and performance of his spacious new Rivers Music and other works. With its placid stretches, spare, pensive solo passages, and emphasis on texture and atmosphere, the partly improvised, six-movement suite, inspired by the movement of water, will appeal to fans of the old Third Stream classical-jazz hybrids as well as contemporary “classical” music.” (full article)

-Brett Campbell, Willamette Week, 1.30.2011