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Diego Rivera, Paolo Pavan and More

Read "Diego Rivera, Paolo Pavan and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we feature new releases from Diego Rivera and Paolo Pavan, a host of other recent albums, and forthcoming releases, as well as some classic Carla Bley to close proceedings. Playlist Diego Rivera “Connections" from Connections(Posi-tone) 00:00 Paolo Pavan “Black Hand" from BlacHand (Paolo Pavan) 05:12 Michele Franzini, Greg Osby “Beauty Has Your Voice" from Choices (Inner Circle Music) 10:15 Enrico Rava, Joe Lovano"Interiors" from Roma (ECM) 18:17 Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter “Good ...

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Diego Rivera: The Contender

Read "Diego Rivera: The Contender" reviewed by Jud Branam

Like the famous muralist from whom he got his name, Michigan tenor saxophonist Diego Rivera covers a lot of stylistic ground while adhering to a workmanlike theme on his new CD, The Contender. Rivera leads a powerful sextet through an 11-song set of brawny, orthodox post-bop that carries on the blowing session tradition in the best sense of the phrase. The title-track opener sets an aggressive and upbeat mood with an angular, John Coltrane-styled sax intro ...


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