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Slowly Rolling Camera: Flow

Read "Flow" reviewed by Geno Thackara

At first glance, it looks like an album they were always destined to make. Natural flow has been one central characteristic of Slowly Rolling Camera since the start. From their beginnings in quasi-trip-hop/jazztronica fusion, through a shift into a picturesque instrumental outfit, they have always been effortlessly fluid and comfortable with a good slow burn. They have seemed to be following a sort of elemental theme as well, with Juniper (Edition, 2018) setting down some earthy roots and Where the ...

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Jeff Williams: Road Tales - Live At London Jazz Festival

Read "Road Tales - Live At London Jazz Festival" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Some live albums impress with the sophistication of restraint or sonic clarity, others simply boast energy. Veteran drummer Jeff Williams' Road Tales: Live At London Jazz Festival unmistakably belongs to the latter. Vested with two handfuls of original compositions and an adept cast of sidemen, Williams delivers a fiery set of saxophone-led post-bop that revisits a number of tunes from the drummer's past albums and presents a couple of new pieces. Since joining Whirlwind recordings, Williams has been ...

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Josh Arcoleo: Beginnings

Read "Beginnings" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ascoltando Beginnings si fatica a credere che il protagonista dell'incisione sia un giovanotto poco più che ventenne. Josh Arcoleo, questo il nome del giovanissimo sassofonista inglese, sorprende infatti per il suo stile maturo che pesca a piene mani nella classicità dello strumento, come alla dinastia nobile del sax tenore (Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins) rimanda la sua affascinante voce. Ma tutto ciò attraverso una rielaborazione timbrica e di fraseggio che testimonia la volontà di affrancarsi dagli ingombranti modelli, alla ...

Extended Analysis

Josh Arcoleo: Beginnings

Read "Josh Arcoleo: Beginnings" reviewed by Chris May

Josh ArcoleoBeginningsEdition Records2012 Over the decades since Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young were making their reputations, forging in their wake two very different paradigms for the tenor saxophone, the instrument's players have acquired something of the aura of the gunslingers of the American Frontier. Other instruments lend themselves to compare-and-contrast, too, but there is something uniquely high noon about the tenor and its place in jazz legend. Although ...


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