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Andrew Moorhead: Interleaved

Read "Interleaved" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


A 47-foot fall that resulted in multiple injuries influenced the music-making of pianist Andrew Moorhead. So do mathematics and computer science, on his debut recording Interleaved. “An Interleaved digital signal is a single woven from multiple threads." This is what Moorhead tells us in his liner notes. The threads of Moorhead's life that come together to create his CD offering are the consequences of that fall, a love of music and his interest in mathematics. This ...

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John Lake: Seven Angels

Read "Seven Angels" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Compelling is the first word that comes to mind in describing John Lake's debut record as a leader. Eight Lake originals, adjoined by three reimagined tunes from the past, comprise Seven Angels. A seasoned studio musician and sideman, Lake knew his time had come. He is joined by five stellar musicians who collectively build a liquid sextet. A lesser known artist doesn't have the luxury of time. He/she has to grab attention quickly. With that in mind, Lake ...

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Alicia Waller and The Excursion: Some Hidden Treasure

Read "Some Hidden Treasure" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Una giovane cantante entra con autorità nell'universo vocale d'impronta soul/jazz ma in modo originale rispetto a quanto accade nell'affollato panorama di questi anni. Alicia Waller è infatti una soprano lirica laureata alla Gallatin School for Individualized Study della New York University. Ha ottenuto vari riconoscimenti e questo E.P. è il suo debutto. Lei definisce il disco an experiment about the spaces in between intendendo con spazi intermedi ciò che si pone tra il canto operistico e quello ...

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Marcos Varela: San Ygnacio

Read "San Ygnacio" reviewed by Luigi Sforza


Possente il suono, profonda e incisiva la cavata, decisa e vistosamente virtuosa la tecnica del giovane contrabbassista, compositore, arrangiatore e produttore Marcos Varela che in San Ygnacio mette in mostra le sue spiccate qualità strumentali scegliendo di declinare il suo talento all'interno di una langue esplicitamente post bop. In assoluta coincidenza con il credo estetico del leader, almeno per come esso si manifesta in questo progetto, il giovane musicista di Huston si avvale di notevoli e preziosi musicisti -tra questi ...

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I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Marcos Varela

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Marcos Varela" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


01. Kenny Barron -Book of Intuition (Impulse -2016). Adoro questo disco e questo trio che ho avuto la fortuna di sentire diverse volte dal vivo. Barron è uno dei miei pianisti preferiti sin da quando da giovane lo ascoltavo nei lavori di Stan Getz, nel suo disco Live at Bradley's e in duo con Charlie Haden in Night and the City. 02. Tony Williams -Believe It (Columbia -1975). Ho ascoltato tantissimo Tony Williams nei dischi ...

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Marcos Varela: San Ygnacio

Read "San Ygnacio" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Bassist Marcos Varela, Houston-bred and now New York-based, opens his recording debut, San Ygnacio, with a big, brash version of the standard, “I Should Care." His rhythm section is rounded out by veteran pianist George Cables and drum icon Billy Hart, so a free swinging zest is expected, and delivered. Logan Richardson on alto sax makes it a quartet, with tart tone and stretched notes that bring the legendary alto saxophonist Jackie McLean to mind. It's a bold anthem of ...


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