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Andrew Downing/Jim Lewis/David Occhipinti: Bristles

Read "Bristles" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A painterly approach to standards and a not-so-standard approach to portraying painters are the two themes of Bristles. Bassist Andrew Downing, trumpeter Jim Lewis, and guitarist David Occhipinti visit in on six classics--five of which were recorded live in January of 2013 at the Jazz Room in Waterloo, Canada--and create six miniature canvases that honor boundary-pushing artists. The standards, save for a fragmented, cross-talking take on “Solar," prove to be the more substantial offerings. This trio manages ...

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David Occhipinti: Intersection

Read "Intersection" reviewed by AAJ Staff

For David Occipinti's fourth record, the Toronto guitarist has expanded for the first time to a quartet. The conventional guitar unit with saxophone, bass, and drums serves his polite but outgoing sound, providing a platform where he can stretch the boundaries of traditional head-solos-head composition without straying overly far from formal structure. For the record, all tracks were composed by the leader.

The two lead players (Occhipinti and saxophonist Mike Murley, who together recorded Duologue in 2002) rise ...


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