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Gabriel Zufferey: Contemplation

Read "Contemplation" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Jazz mashups are in the air. First, pianist Robert Glasper artfully wove pianist Herbie Hancock's “Maiden Voyage" together with Radiohead's “Everything in its Right Place" on the his In My Element (Blue Note, 2007). The Jazz Punks' raucous Smashups (Foam @ the Mouth, 2012) mashed up saxophonist Sonny Rollins with guitarist Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (not to mention John Coltrane with John Coltrane). Finally, pianist Gabriel Zufferey's Contemplation includes two particularly subtle additions to the ...

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Gabriel Zufferey: Hear & Know

Read "Hear & Know" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

This satisfying, varied and coherent date sounds like the work of a mature group leader, but in fact it is only the second release from twenty-something Swiss pianist Gabriel Zufferey. His first, Après l'orage, a trio outing with heavyweight French drummer Daniel Humair and bassist Sébastien Boisseau, came out on Bee Jazz in 2005 to very good notices in Europe. Hear & Know was recorded live before a small and good-natured audience; the concert setting lends a freshness to the ...


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