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John Escreet: The Epicenter Of Your Dreams

Read "The Epicenter Of Your Dreams" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is that image from one of Sergio Leone's spaghetti Western films where three gunfighters stand in the dusty town center, guns drawn, waiting for someone to flinch. That depiction of the Old West is somewhat appropriate as the UK-born pianist, John Escreet, who was based in New York for nearly a decade, moved to Los Angeles. He traded his NY trio of John Hébert and Tyshawn Sorey for the L.A. gunfighters bassist Eric Revis and drummer Damion Reid. The ...

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Linda May Han Oh: The Glass Hours

Read "The Glass Hours" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Cinque anni dopo la registrazione di Aventurine, il suo precedente album da leader, Linda May Han Oh torna con un nuovo progetto e un nuovo organico. Sappiamo ormai che ogni disco della contrabbassista e compositrice costituisce una tappa del suo percorso esistenziale e artistico, rappresenta il risultato di profonde riflessioni e assume le forme di un concept album. Gli accadimenti e le esperienze che stanno alla base di The Glass Hours riguardano soprattutto due “pause di riflessione" ...

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Mark Turner: Live At The Village Vanguard

Read "Live At The Village Vanguard" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A due anni di distanza dalla pubblicazione di Return from the Stars il pianoless quartet di Mark Turner torna con questo corposo doppio album: oltre due ore di musica che documentano il meglio delle serate al Village Vanguard del 18 e 19 giugno 2022. Musicalmente la distanza che lo separa dal disco ECM, registrato nel novembre 2019, è di cinque anni, ma non ci sono grandi cambiamenti: quel repertorio è ripreso interamente con l'aggiunta di composizioni già ...

Radio & Podcasts

Mark Turner, Henry Hey, Miki Yamanaka, Legraux Tobrogoï, Bobby Kapp & More

Read "Mark Turner, Henry Hey, Miki Yamanaka, Legraux Tobrogoï, Bobby Kapp & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Mark Turner is here, is there, is everywhere, both on the East Coast where he was once based and on the West Coast where he lives now. And this playlist features some of his recent recordings as leader or sideman. The rest of the playlist features remarkable medium and large size ensembles, and the beautiful album by Henry Hey and his trio of sound-wave pilots.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng ...

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Miki Yamanaka: Shades of Rainbow

Read "Shades of Rainbow" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Pianist Miki Yamanaka's working trio (Tyrone Allen, bass; Jimmy Macbride, drums) is very good. Add tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, as she does on Shades of Rainbow, and the results are even better. Besides playing nimble and expressive piano, Japanese-born, New York-based Yamanaka composed and arranged every song on Rainbow, her fifth album as leader. For those who may be inclined to peek inside her head, Yamanaka provides a brief rationale for each tune, from “That Ain't Betty" ...

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Mark Turner Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard

Read "Live At The Village Vanguard" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel

Mark Turner's Live At The Village Vanguard follows a year after the saxophonist's critically acclaimed second quartet offering for the ECM label Return From The Stars (2022) and features the same group, containing live cuts of the entirety of that record. The title track “Return From The Stars," “Terminus," “Bridgetown," “Nigeria 2," “Lincoln Heights," “It's Not Alright With Me," “Wasteland" and “Unnacceptable" are taken from the album and given new guises in these vibrant live renditions. Also included are “Brother ...

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All New Music From Mark Turner, Audrey Ochoa, Marc Copland And More

Read "All New Music From Mark Turner, Audrey Ochoa, Marc Copland And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show we present all new music from Mark Turner, Audrey Ochoa, Marc Copland, Malleus Trio, Irreversible Entanglements, Julián Solarz Grupo, Sean Wolcott, Heikki Ruokangas, Telepathic Band--Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene, Federico Ughi, Stan Sulzmann, Alyssa Giammaria, and Graham Collier. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Mark Turner “Return From The Stars" from Live at The Village Vanguard (Giant Step Arts) 00:51 Audrey Ochoa “Have A Cry" from The Head of a Mouse (Chronograph Records) 12:27 ...


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