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Jimmy Halperin: Joy & Gravitas

Read "Joy & Gravitas" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


Jimmy Halperin should be better known. A highly original tenor and soprano saxophonist who studied and worked with Lennie Tristano, Sal Mosca, and Warne Marsh, he combines a unique conception with a gorgeous tone and great facility. On Joy & Gravitas he's supported by bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jay Rosen, two musicians whose skills both lay a foundation and create space. The CD is comprised of an unusual selection of tunes, encompassing standards such as “Night in ...

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Jimmy Halperin/Dominic Duval/Jay Rosen: Joy & Gravitas

Read "Joy & Gravitas" reviewed by Derek Taylor


In these crowded days of creative improvised music, a musician can sometimes wait years to make his or her recorded mark. Jimmy Halperin arguably fits under this late bloomer category. Strong dates with Warne Marsh and Sal Mosca were slow in parlaying his own sessions as leader. His trio debut for Cadence Jazz, Cycle-logical, came like a welcome gust of fresh creative air. A live concert, it carried the ambience of a séance with the saxophonist mystically channeling the spirits ...

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Jimmy Halperin/Bill Chattin/Don Messina: Cycle Logical

Read "Cycle Logical" reviewed by Derek Taylor


The Tristano School remains one of the most inexplicably under-utilized in modern jazz. Saddled unfairly with signifiers common to its more popular cousin the Cool school such as ‘overly-intellectual’ and ‘antiseptic,’ it’s a style commonly relegated to the fringes despite its undeniable influence on the music’s evolution. Endemic of these prejudices the number of surviving students who practice its tenets today are surprisingly few. Jimmy Halperin is among the number and wears the mantle proudly, but an even greater influence ...


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