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Beekman: Vol. 2

Read "Vol. 2" reviewed by Luca Muchetti


A oltre un anno di distanza dall'album che segnò l'esordio del collettivo di musicisti, Beekman torna con un Vol. 2 che, nelle tracce di questo ultimo lavoro, prosegue sostanzialmente la linea di quella prima esperienza. Non è una nota di demerito, anzi. Nel jazz uno degli aggettivi più usati e abusati è “cosmopolita," per indicare musica senza fissa dimora ma capace di abitare ogni luogo sonoro possibile. Bene, Beekman ha da un lato tutte le carte per ...

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Beekman: Beekman Vol. 02

Read "Beekman Vol. 02" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Beekman is a collective quartet with members from all over the world: pianist Yago Vazquez from Spain, saxophonist Kyle Nasser from the U.S., bassist Pablo Menares from Chile and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren also from Chile. Nasser's work was heard on the intriguing Restive Soul, while Vazquez made a very strong contribution on Stream with veterans Scott Lee and Jeff Hirshfield. The group has a sound that fuses not only the musical aesthetics of different continents (without becoming “World ...

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Album Review

Beekman: Vol. 02

Read "Vol. 02" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Beekman is a super-tight collective quartet whose members hail from three (count 'em) different continents. Pianist Yago Vazquez is from Spain, reedman Kyle Nasser is an American, and the entire rhythm section--bassist Pablo Menares and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren--hails from Chile. Their prosaically-titled sophomore album, Vol. 02, is more-or-less in the same brainy-but-chill modern jazz style as James Farm, David Gilmore, or Brian Blade's Fellowship Band. Authorship of the album's all-original tunes is spread pretty evenly amongst Nasser, Vazquez, and Menares, ...


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