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Erica Seguine: The New Day Bends Light

Read "The New Day Bends Light" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Impegnandosi nel ruolo di produttore, Darcy James Argue dà particolare considerazione al debutto discografico di quest'ensemble, fondato nel 2011 a New York dalle compositrici Erica Seguine e Shon Baker. La prima è anche arrangiatrice e guida dell'orchestra, la seconda entra nel cast come sassofonista. Dopo varie esibizioni in locali chiave della Big Apple, le due leader hanno selezionato sette composizioni originali dal loro repertorio, incidendole con un ampio organico comprendente talentuosi solisti della metropoli. Alcuni di essi ...

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Erica Seguine/Shon Baker Orchestra: The New Day Bends Light

Read "The New Day Bends Light" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The New Day Bends Light, the debut recording by the twelve-year-old Erica Seguine/Shon Baker Orchestra, is interesting on a number of levels, not the least of which is emotional. The leaders and their twenty-one piece ensemble are clearly committed to the music and do their best to breathe life into each of the album's seven numbers, three of which were written by Seguine, three by Baker and the other ("Ose Shalom") by Nurit Hirsh. Aside from that, there is the ...

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Scott Reeves: The Alchemist

Read "The Alchemist" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Trombonist, composer and band leader Scott Reeves once performed a live concert at the City College of New York with his then quintet, which has now been documented as his newest offering entitled The Alchemist. However, new is not the operative word here, as this musical event took place on May 5th, 2005. While concentrating on compositions and recordings for his jazz orchestra over the last ten years, the pandemic provided Reeves with the opportunity to review the music he ...

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Scott Reeves Quintet: The Alchemist

Read "The Alchemist" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Devastating as it has been, the global Covid-19 pandemic has produced a few upsides as well, one of which is the rediscovery by versatile Scott Reeves of a concert that his quintet performed sixteen years ago, in May 2005, at the City College of New York. With time on his hands as a result of the scarcity of gigs during the pandemic, Reeves visited his archives and found the recording, which he never intended to release owing to audio issues. ...

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Album Review

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: Portraits and Places

Read "Portraits and Places" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Scott Reeves formed his splendid New York-based orchestra eight years ago, in 2008, and while Portraits and Places marks its recorded debut, Reeves spent a number of years before that sharpening his composing and arranging skills at the highly regarded BMI Jazz Composers Workshop where he received tutelage and counsel from Manny Albam, Mike Abene, Jim McNeely and Mike Holober, among others. Judging from the eight numbers presented here (three of which comprise the colorful L & T Suite), that ...

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Live Review

Scott Reeves Quintet with Duane Eubanks: Nyack, NY, November 30, 2012

Read "Scott Reeves Quintet with Duane Eubanks: Nyack, NY, November 30, 2012" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Scott Reeves Quintet with Duane EubanksNyack Library Carnegie RoomNyack, NYNovember 30, 2012There are a number of reasons why tribute concerts, a staple of today's live performance landscape, go awry. When an MC emits an endless stream of hyperbole, or offers a history lesson reminiscent of the ones that put high school students to sleep, it's going to be a long night. The inclusion of an otherwise capable musician who is stylistically incompatible with the rest ...

Album Review

Scott Reeves Quintet: Shape Shifter

Read "Shape Shifter" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


La fama di Scott Reeves è legata al suo libro Creative Jazz Improvisation (Prentice-Hall Inc.), un metodo di grande valore, molto apprezzato e diffuso in America. Come didatta Reeves è attivo dal 1976 e attualmente insegna anche nella storica Juilliard School of Music di New York. La sua attività di bandleader e trombonista (qui trombone contralto a pistoni e flicorno contralto) è meno nota, lo si potrebbe definire un classico esempio di “musicista per musicisti," trascurato da critica e pubblico ...


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