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Cyrus Chestnut with Jae Sinnett and Terry Burrell at Good Vibes

Read "Cyrus Chestnut with Jae Sinnett and Terry Burrell at Good Vibes" reviewed by Mark Robbins


The Boat House located in in Newport News (Virginia) was a short lived venue that hosted mostly rock and some country music acts. It closed for undisclosed reasons (unrelated to Covid) and sat dormant for two years until it was reopened as Good Vibes under new ownership with a new state of the art sound system, a VIP room with a private bar, pool tables, not to mention a huge oval bar, extensive dinner and Sunday brunch menu and room ...

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Album Review

Francesco Amenta: Midtown Walk

Read "Midtown Walk" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Italian-born, New York-based tenor saxophonist Francesco Amenta presents his American debut recording Midtown Walk, his second project as leader, offering seven original compositions and a cover tune ("Come Sunday") from Duke Ellington whose music he admires. Now an international recording artist, Amenta paid his dues performing in Italy and attended the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Holland in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which has a long and rich tradition with jazz music. Now a New Yorker, Amenta quickly immersed ...

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Album Review

Francesco Amenta: Midtown Walk

Read "Midtown Walk" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


New York City continues to be a destination for individuals who wish to build a career for themselves in what is probably the toughest jazz market in the world. Tenor saxophonist Francesco Amenta who was born and raised in Modena Italy, came to NYC in 2017 and is now fighting for time and space to build his reputation. His current project Midtown Walk is his second release as a leader, but his debut USA recording. The ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Chapman and More

Read "Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Chapman and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open with the music of veteran jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and a cut off his latest CD Kaleidoscope. We explore the jazz goods of Bunky Green and the great Reginald Chapman. In honor of the holiday season of 2018, we include several festive tunes to keep everything real and moving in the right direction with the music of Kansas City singer Tavis Minner, Adam Birnbaum and Lionel Loueke, before rounding things off with a bit of a ...

Album Review

Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams, Lenny White: Natural Essence

Read "Natural Essence" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Grazie anche a una ritmica formidabile, con Natural Essence Cyrus Chestnut firma una delle opere più convincenti della sua discografia. Mantenendo ben saldo il legame con la tradizione dello swing, questo trio delinea ritmicamente e con piglio deciso la tensione dinamica. A ciò si aggiunga una vibrante vis comunicativa e il nuovo imprinting, a tempo medio swingante, nella fantasiosa rilettura di “It Could Happen To You" e “I Cover The Waterfront." Attraverso sofisticate armonizzazioni, il pianista statunitense ...

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Live Review

Cyrus Chestnut Trio at Duc des Lombards

Read "Cyrus Chestnut Trio at Duc des Lombards" reviewed by Patricia Myers


Cyrus Chestnut Trio Duc des Lombards Nous N'Irons Pas a New York Festival Paris, France August 2, 2016 Pianist Cyrus Chestnut dazzled a rapt audience during the opening concert of his two nights at the sixth annual Nous N'Irons Pas a New York (We're Not Going to New York) festival that presents American stars. From the first to the final note, he was a man of few words and of much melodic magic.

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Live Review

Cyrus Chestnut Trio + Stefon Harris: Tempe, AZ, May 31, 2013

Read "Cyrus Chestnut Trio + Stefon Harris: Tempe, AZ, May 31, 2013" reviewed by Patricia Myers


Cyrus Chestnut Trio and Stefon HarrisTempe Center for the ArtsTempe, AZMay 31, 2013Pianist Cyrus Chestnut has perfected the art of musical surprise, creating dialogues between his own hands as well as with his colleagues. He launched his Tempe, Arizona concert by stating, “We like to play the notes we've never played before." He most assuredly did that for a full two hours, supported by bassist Eric Wheeler and 19-year-old drummer Evan Sherman, soon joined by ...


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