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Dan Arcamone: Psalm

Read "Psalm" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


A fusion guitar album with a difference: Connecticut guitarist/composer Dan Arcamone wrote pieces based on some of saxophonist John Coltrane's most complex chord progressions ("Giant Steps," “Countdown," “Satellite," and “26-2")—all dating from his Atlantic Records period, and sometimes called “Coltrane changes." He and his trio (bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Steve Pruitt) then treated them as if they were open, modal tunes. The resulting music has the spiritual tone of an album like Coltrane's A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1965), but ...

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Dan Arcamone: In Motion

Read "In Motion" reviewed by Matthew Warnock


In Motion is a burning modern jazz album from Connecticut-based guitarist/pedagogue Dan Arcamone. This highly original record, with a slight tip of the hat to guitar virtuoso Tim Miller, is a solid follow-up to Arcamone's self produced debut, 2008's Trioism. Joined by his working trio of bassist Rich Zurkowski and drummer Tom Ash, along with some special guests, Arcamone has once again proved why he is one of the bright young stars on the East Coast modern jazz scene.

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Dan Arcamone: Trioisms

Read "Trioisms" reviewed by Matthew Warnock


New England-based guitarist Dan Arcamone delivers a boundary breaking, genre-defying album with his debut, Trioisms. The album features Arcamone's trio of drummer Tom Ash and bassist Rich Zurkowski, who are constantly pushing the guitarist to new heights of creativity in his solos, as well as delivering memorable improvisations themselves. By bringing in influences from rock, funk, blues and jazz, Arcamone has created an album that is intellectually stimulating while remaining true to its roots.

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