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by Kyle Simpler
The old saying, a picture is worth a thousand words" might be a cliché, but it also contains an element of truth. Some of the most powerful messages come across without relying on words. And when it comes to music, lyrics are not always needed to convey a message. Such is the case with Diego Rivera's Indigenous. Named after the famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera has established himself as a major figure in jazz music. Since 2000, he ...read more
by Bob Osborne
This week we feature new releases from Diego Rivera and Paolo Pavan, a host of other recent albums, and forthcoming releases, as well as some classic Carla Bley to close proceedings. Playlist Diego Rivera Connections" from Connections(Posi-tone) 00:00 Paolo Pavan Black Hand" from BlacHand (Paolo Pavan) 05:12 Michele Franzini, Greg Osby Beauty Has Your Voice" from Choices (Inner Circle Music) 10:15 Enrico Rava, Joe Lovano"Interiors" from Roma (ECM) 18:17 Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter Good ...read more
by Jud Branam
Like the famous muralist from whom he got his name, Michigan tenor saxophonist Diego Rivera covers a lot of stylistic ground while adhering to a workmanlike theme on his new CD, The Contender. Rivera leads a powerful sextet through an 11-song set of brawny, orthodox post-bop that carries on the blowing session tradition in the best sense of the phrase. The title-track opener sets an aggressive and upbeat mood with an angular, John Coltrane-styled sax intro ...read more