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Michael Hackett: Circles

Read "Circles" reviewed by Jim Santella

Michael Hackett's modern jazz sextet offers an exciting performance that sizzles with intensity. Several originals and a few standards provide plenty of room for the kind of ensemble interplay that brings out the best in each artist. The trumpeter's sextet drives with a fierce spirit; however, portions of the program result in stepping on each other's toes, as the ensemble jams as if crowded into an individual practice room.

Hackett displays a warm, clarion tone that communicates dedication ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Hackett: Circles

Read "Circles" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

This is a first album for trumpeter Michael Hackett, who brings big band experience from such organizations as the Toshiko Akioshi Jazz Orchestra, the Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, and, currently, the Buselli/Wallrab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis. Hackett does indeed have a beautiful tone suggesting the clarion and lyrical tone of prime-time Freddie Hubbard. He has assembled a three-horn front line for his sextet, which includes veteran trombonist Vincent Gardner and former McCoy Tyner drummer Aaron ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Hackett: Circles

Read "Circles" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The musicians with years of big band experience always seem to be able to put together sharp-sounding smaller ensembles. Trumpeter/flugelhornist Michael Hackett--who has appeared with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, the Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra, and is currently a member of the Buselli/Wallrab Jazz Orchestra--puts together a first rate sextet for his debut as leader, Circles, resulting in a fresh and vibrant take on mainstream jazz.The three horn (trumpet/sax/trombone) front line isn't as common as it once was--think ...


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