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RSD Releases, My Fair Lady, Steph Richards

Read "RSD Releases, My Fair Lady, Steph Richards" reviewed by David Brown


This week we check out some Record Store Day archival release from Brother Jack McDuff, Cannonball Adderley, Yusef Lateef and Art Tatum. New music from Afro-Cuban Pianist Zaccai Curtis, pianist Noah Haidu, Trumpeter Steph Richards and Philly's own Kenny Barron. We will then the revisit My Fair Lady which opened on Broadway 68 years ago this week. Inspired by the musical, we will here jazz takes on the songs from the Oscar Peterson Trio, Shelly Manne and His Friends and ...

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Album Review

Steph Richards: Power Vibe

Read "Power Vibe" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Fire music. Free jazz. Third stream. Fourth stream. Avant improv, noise chamber blues, and whatever the meta and hashtags say it is, this sextet of loose cannons knows better and holds all the cards. Imagine for a moment what the reaction might be if your facial muscles suddenly, involuntarily, started to freeze, leaving you without expression and, without your art. Trumpeter Steph Richards, a halcyon force on the expanding concepts of free music, responded by making Power Vibe ...

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Steph Richards Supersense al Carambolage di Bolzano

Read "Steph Richards Supersense al Carambolage di Bolzano" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Steph Richards Supersense Quartet Carambolage Bolzano 28.11.2022 Presentato nel terzo album da leader della trombettista statunitense Steph Richards, Supersense è un progetto basato sulla relazione tra stimoli olfattivi e sonori. L'idea, la scintilla creativa nasce dalla reciproca connessione dei sensi, dalle suggestioni che ne scaturiscono in una dimensione sinestesica che spesso ha sollecitato il mondo della letteratura, delle arti figurative, della musica. Il progetto è stato portato in concerto al Piccolo Teatro Carambolage ...

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Album Review

Steph Richards: Zephyr

Read "Zephyr" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Zephyr comes at you from all sides. Some you hear coming, others you don't. And some you just hear, stop and marvel at how we choose to communicate both to ourselves and to others. You listen in and then move on to the next unknown emergency, to the next crash course, the next languid sea. It comes in fanfare and whisper ,as trumpeter & explorer Steph Richards—six months pregnant and blowing through resonating water vessels—and equally fearless compatriot Joshua White—as ...

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Anthony Braxton: 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017

Read "12 COMP (ZIM) 2017" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


There had been just a slow trickle of recordings from Anthony Braxton, but all at once he made up for lost time with two major releases. One is a 13 CD box set of performances of standards. The other is a collection of recordings of original compositions that form part of his latest musical concept, ZIM Music, twelve works that run for a total of more than 11 hours and are released on a single Blu-Ray disc. ZIM ...

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Anthony Braxton: 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017

Read "12 COMP (ZIM) 2017" reviewed by Mark Corroto


James Joyce, Anthony Braxton, and a music fan walk into a bar. The bartender says, “what is this? Some kind of a joke?" Joyce (okay, he died in 1941 but stay tuned) indicates, “this is no joke, and please send over the sommelier." The three patrons have come to this establishment to discuss Braxton's latest project, his House Of ZIM. Released as a sextet, septet, and nonet (save the quartets for another time) 12 COMP (ZIM) 2017 details eight performances ...

Album Review

James Carney Sextet: Pure Heart

Read "Pure Heart" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Parallelamente al più noto mercato discografico delle major, esiste un mondo sotterraneo di significative proposte parimente degne di grande attenzione da parte di critica e pubblico. Emblematico è in tal senso il CD in esame, nel rispecchiare sin dal titolo la musica di James Carney, notevole pianista newyorchese, che vanta esperienze multiformi tra il jazz di avanguardia e il pop, oltre ad essere da oltre un decennio un mobilizzatore della scena di Brooklyn. Senza ricorrere ad alchimie ...


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