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Album Review

Mihaly Dresch Quartet with Chris Potter: Zea

Read "Zea" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Hungarian reedman Mihaly Dresch is one of the more prominent jazz artists in Eastern Europe and generally sets high standards for his work. On this beautifully crafted live outing with American sax great Chris Potter, the ensemble melds tuneful melodies with Hungarian folk, dirge-like balladry, hyper-mode bop and progressive jazz via an uplifting mode of operations amid high-flying motifs and buoyant storylines. Potter contributes 2 tracks, but the opener “Togo," is a composition by famed drummer Ed Blackwell, ...

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Album Review

Chuck D'Aloia/David Calarco/Rich Syracuse: This Thing of Ours

Read "This Thing of Ours" reviewed by Dave Nathan


The three artists featured on this album are among upstate New York's finest musicians and come together to create spontaneous improvisational music in the jazz tradition. They offer an assorted play list of classic and jazz standards mixed with originals by Chuck D'Aloia and David Calarco. Not only is the play list diverse, but so is the playing style. There's a bit of flirtation with avant-garde - - as championed by John Coltrane rather than Ornette Coleman - - on ...


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