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Alba Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Alba Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Antonio Baiano

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John Beasley, Magnus Lindgren, SWR Big Band: Bird Lives

Read "Bird Lives" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Round about 2017 there was a meeting of the minds. Composers and musicians John Beasley and Magnus Lindgren evolved as kindred spirits, and chose to work together on a project engulfing their shared appreciation of Charlie Parker. This tribute to the man who came to be known simply as Bird, had trouble taking flight. Obstacles, none bigger than Covid, came along and stood in the way. Dedicated to its completion, the pair, along with the SWR Big Band, has now ...

Under the Radar

Women in Jazz, Pt. 2: The Girls From Piney Woods

Read "Women in Jazz, Pt. 2: The Girls From Piney Woods" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In Part 1 of Women in Jazz we looked at the historical position of women in early jazz. Despite their influence in shaping the art, their talent as composers, arrangers, instrumentalists, and band leaders, women have often been token additions; marginalized window dressing in a male-dominated world. One hundred years after Lil Hardin held the ladder for Louis Armstrong, saxophonist Tia Fuller provides a window into how little things have changed for women in jazz. The composer and ...

Album Review

Tia Fuller: Diamond Cut

Read "Diamond Cut" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The engaging and enjoyable Diamond Cut is saxophonist Tia Fuller's fifth release as a leader and the first without a pianist. Fuller deftly fronts a different rhythm section on each half of the album. The only constant is guitarist Adam Rogers, whose restless, explorative style is the perfect foil for Fuller's ardent, poetic wit. On the opening “In the Trenches" Fuller embellishes the breezy, mellifluous theme with gusto and passion. Rogers follows with a cool, muscular swagger that ...

Album Review

Tia Fuller: Angelic Warrior

Read "Angelic Warrior" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Quarto album da leader per Tia Fuller (il terzo con la Mack Avenue Records, due anni dopo Decisive Steps), la quale ribascisce le sue ottime doti tecniche ed espressive, che la collocano in piena regola tra le più promettenti stelle del firmamento jazz mainstream americano.In Angelic Warrior la saxofonista del Colorado si lascia ampiamente apprezzare nelle tredici tracce proposte -delle quali dieci originali -per via della grande capacità di esprimere concetti melodici complessi servendosi di un approccio allo ...

Album Review

Tia Fuller: Angelic Warrior

Read "Angelic Warrior" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The title of saxophonist Tia Fuller's third album for the Mack Avenue imprint is a bit of an oxymoron, yet it fits her sound so well. Fuller's saxophone work exhibits a bright tone, but her soloing is often full of dark thoughts and her oft-agreeable and positive musical persona belies the fact that she has razor sharp chops that can dig into the auditory canal in powerful and pleasurable ways. Fuller is constantly at work, but her ...

Live Review

Tia Fuller: Wayne, NJ February 13, 2011

Read "Tia Fuller: Wayne, NJ February 13, 2011" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Tia FullerWilliam Paterson University Jazz RoomWayne, NJFebruary 13, 2011 Who is Tia Fuller? Oddly enough, the question came to mind after the conclusion of a performance at William Paterson University's Jazz Room. During the seventy-five minute set, Fuller deftly juggled a handful of identities: audience tour guide; purveyor of positive, uplifting messages; leader of a fierce band; composer and arranger; and, perhaps most importantly, a positively hellacious saxophonist. With the help of ...


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