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The Choir Invisible with Charlotte Greve, Vinnie Sperrazza and Chris Tordini: Town of Two Faces

Read "Town of Two Faces" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Infused with an inventive and organic zest, Town of Two Faces swings into the spotlight under the deft ensemble of Charlotte Greve on alto saxophone or voice, Vinnie Sperrazza on drums, Chris Tordini on acoustic bass. It is graced by a cameo from Fay Victor, a voice which paints jazz in bold uncharted colors, with her knack for reimagining the vocal weave in the jazz tapestry with her deep dive into a memorably melodic blues-and gospel-shaded piece, entitled “In Heaven." ...

Album Review

Jacob Garchik: Clear Line

Read "Clear Line" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

As strange as it may sound, sometimes the best way to break free is to simply box yourself in. Limitations obviously cut off certain possibilities entirely, but they open the mind to so many others in the process. Composer (and trombonist) Jacob Garchik has long subscribed to that line of thinking and he takes it to bold heights on this, the most original, least derivative big band recording to arrive in ages. Basically throwing out the rule ...

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Charlotte Greve, Lynn Cassiers, Federica Michisanti & Camila Nebbia

Read "Charlotte Greve, Lynn Cassiers, Federica Michisanti & Camila Nebbia" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

These days no one should be surprised at the quantity of highly talented women instrumentalists active in the current jazz and creative music scene. They come from all over the globe, and this episode casts the spotlight on some with current new releases: New York-based German saxophonist Charlotte Greve (The Choir Invisible), Belgian singer and keyboardist Lynn Cassiers (Yun), Italian bassist Federica Michisanti (Jeux De Coleurs) and Argentinean saxophonist Camila Nebbia (Aura). Add Toronto's fine trumpeter Lina Allemano to this ...

Album Review

Charlotte Greve / Vinnie Sperrazza / Chris Tordini: The Choir Invisible

Read "The Choir Invisible" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The music on The Choir Invisible, presented by the musical equilateral triangle of saxophonist Charlotte Greve, drummer Vinnie Sperrazza and bassist Chris Tordini, presents the ear with a simple yet often intense beauty. Three strong sonic personalities exploring uncluttered territory. The trio, all of whom are busy members of the New York City jazz scene, formed their The Choir Invisible in 2017. This eponymous album is their first recording. When the subject of an alto sax, bass and ...

Album Review

Webber / Morris Big Band: Both Are True

Read "Both Are True" reviewed by John Sharpe

On Both Are True Canadian composers and reed players Anna Webber and Angela Morris reimagine the language of the big band. They extend the tradition through adventurous arrangements spiced with the unpredictability of improv, by co-opting the nimbleness of a much smaller group, and reveling in non-standard techniques. Webber has already garnered plaudits for the work of her Simple Trio with Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck, while Morris' ventures such as the Motel Trio boast a lower profile so far. ...

Album Review

Lisbeth Quartet: Grow

Read "Grow" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Leader di questo Lisbeth Quartet è la ventunenne Charlotte Greve, allieva di Dick Oatts e Loren Stillman. La musica proposta ricalca tutto l'entusiasmo ed il vigore della giovane formazione, ma difetta di originalità. È un gruppo già molto coeso e promettente, che data la giovane età dei componenti non possiede lo spessore dei grandi musicisti per una proposta originale. A parziale discolpa del quartetto, l'essersi cimentati con una formula che difficilmente sfugge ad inevitabili confronti di stile e prassi strumentale. ...


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