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Gerald Clayton-Elena Pinderhughes Duo at Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

Read "Gerald Clayton-Elena Pinderhughes Duo at Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society" reviewed by Roy Strassman

Gerald Clayton-Elena Pinderhughes Duo Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society Live performance Half Moon Bay Sunday, April 28, 2024 It is always a rewarding experience to attend a show at Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay near jny: San Francisco, both for the music and the beachfront location. As usual, president and artistic director Barbara Riching was the hostess and emcee, and the show, featuring Gerald Clayton and Elena Pinderhughes, filled the ...

Live Review

Gerald Clayton at Trinity University

Read "Gerald Clayton at Trinity University" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

Gerald Clayton Trinity University / Ruth Taylor Hall San Antonio, TX November 7, 2023 Trinity University's Ruth Taylor Hall, with its intimate seating and warm wood-paneled acoustics, is a welcoming spot for a solo piano concert. Addressing the audience as he entered the stage, Gerald Clayton remarked on the geniality of the vibe. He was going try to catch some waves, he said, speaking metaphorically and as an ardent California surfer. Beginning quietly, almost tentatively, ...

Album Review

Vicente Archer: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Bassist Vicente Archer may be a Grammy winner with a long grand vintage (Nicholas Payton, John Scofield, Kenny Garrett, Norah Jones) but he has not revealed his own particular harvest as he does on the amicable and resilient Short Stories. Accompanied on what is technically his debut, fellow Scofield and Payton alum, drummer Bill Stewart and ever curious pianist Gerald Clayton bring to these stories a captivating, unified narrative. The soft, insistent tannins of “Mirai" opens Short Stories ...

Album Review

Roberta Gambarini: Easy To Love

Read "Easy To Love" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

In 2007, All About Jazz reviewer Michael Caratti wrote: “This debut outing from Roberta Gambarini sees the Italian-born jazz vocalist pair up with two star-studded rhythm sections and legendary tenor saxophonist James Moody, to present what has to be one of the best vocal jazz albums of the decade. Opening with Cole Porter's classic title track Gambarini's exquisite tone and masterful rhythmic phrasing are immediately on display in the first a capella section. The gradual addition of bass and brushes ...

Radio & Podcasts

Summer Tree Ain't No Summer Breeze

Read "Summer Tree Ain't No Summer Breeze" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

It's the shock of the new as the boys take on three 2022 releases that stretch our heads in various directions, including a solo guitar outing, a visit to a mythical cave, and a trumpet excursion that goes to even stranger places. After that, a chill-out album from Blue Note is a welcome change of pace if nothing else. Pop matters delves into this year's edition of the Chicago Jazz Festival, so stay tuned. And watch out for those falling ...

Album Review

Gerald Clayton: Bells On Sand

Read "Bells On Sand" reviewed by Chris May

It seems like an age since pianist Gerald Clayton's previous album, Happening: Live At The Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 2020), although it is actually only two years. But what traumatic years they were--and what an impact they have had on Clayton's new album. The Vanguard disc, recorded in spring 2019, was an often exuberant or otherwise intense affair, with saxophonists Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, both of them capable of generating heat, featured on most of the ...

Album Review

Gretchen Parlato: Flor

Read "Flor" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo un'assenza di sei anni dedicati alla maternità, Gretchen Parlato torna con un album magistrale per l'equilibrio che esprime tra ricercatezza, lirismo e intatta spinta a riformulare creativamente i brani. A capo di un nuovo organico--arricchito da Gerald Clayton al piano e tastiere, Mark Guiliana alla batteria e Airto Moreira alle percussioni e voce, in veste di ospiti--la cantante losangelina conferma in Flor la sua collocazione d'interprete assolutamente personale, che non può “temere" nulla dall'ingresso in scena delle splendide vocalist ...


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