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The Wee Trio: Capitol Diner - Vol. 1

Read "Capitol Diner - Vol. 1" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Nonostante il chiaro riferimento nel nome della band e nella scelta dell'ultimo brano, la musica del Wee Trio non ha evidenti legami di parentela con quella scorbutica e geniale di Thelonius Monk. Perché il contenuto di Capitol Diner - Vol. 1 è gioioso, esuberante, immediatamente accessibile anche se non banale, lineare nel suo svolgimento anche se ricco di riferimenti e di suggestioni, flirta con il rock e con il pop, evitandone accuratamente le derive commerciali. Prendete Medeski, Martin & Wood, ...

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James Westfall: Independent

Read "Independent" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Given the vast amount of new releases these days, much of recorded jazz turns out formulaic. While following in the footsteps of forerunners and standards of the past, many musicians are hard pressed to create their own identities. But younger players like vibraphonist James Westfall exhibit potential in conveying their own ideas. An active musician in New York, Westfall (who's in his twenties) has had the opportunity of studying and playing with a number of iconic jazz ...


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