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Antonio Tosques: Block Notes

Read "Block Notes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Questo secondo disco del chitarrista pugliese Antonio Tosques lo vede alla prese con un contesto stilistico che punta decisamente al jazz mainstream venato di hard bop. Tosques quindi sceglie di lasciarsi alle spalle le atmosfere più derivative della musica fusion che avevano caratterizzato il suo album precedente, Synopsis. La presenza del pianista veterano Mike Melillo è determinante nella riuscita di questa scelta stilistica solo apparentemente tradizionalista. Il quartetto è veramente ben equilibrato e il jazz moderno che si respira in ...

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Mike Melillo & Ares Tavolazzi: Almost Blue: Chet Lives

Read "Almost Blue: Chet Lives" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


On Almost Blue: Chet Lives, pianist Mike Melillo and bassist Ares Tavolazzi perform a series of duets consisting of standards and one Melillo penned composition in tribute to his former employer, trumpeter Chet Baker. Simply put, the duo capture the essence of Baker’s sensitive lines, acute utilization of “space” via fluid yet at times sparse phrasing and despite Baker’s predominately downtrodden past, the trumpeter was a notorious romantic often expressed through his hip yet sensuous vocalise. Here, Melillio and Tavolazzi ...


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