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Zhenya Strigalev and Federico Dannemann: The Change

Read "The Change" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The leaders of this date met 14-years ago at the Royal Academy Music and have become important contributors to London's jazz scene. The album title parallels life's changes, namely saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev's move back to Russia and guitarist Federico Danneman's return to performing after devoting much of his time to teaching in Santiago, Chile. As first-call New York City musicians, drummer Obed Calvaire and bassist Luques Curtis round-out this bopping and impassioned jazz fusion set, galvanized by the musicians' perpetual ...

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Zhenya Strigalev and Federico Dannemann: The Change

Read "The Change" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Zhenya Strigalev and Federico Danneman previously recorded together on Strigalev's Blues For Maggie (Whirlwind, 2018), but with the possible exception of that album's penultimate track ,"Little Struggle," the fare offered there differed a little from what's on offer here. The Change unequivocally oozes rock-infused take-no-prisoners jazz. Perhaps the nearest comparison to this band, and this is no hyperbolic comparison, would be Tony Williams' Lifetime. Ok, it may lack the genius of Larry Young but it's more than compensated for by ...