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New Music from Daniel Loomis, Mark Segger, and Theo Hill

Read "New Music from Daniel Loomis, Mark Segger, and Theo Hill" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Three featured new releases this time The new one from bassist/composer, Daniel Loomis is an evocative musical dive into an ancient, universal story exploring why bad things happen to good people, through a modern retelling of the Old Testament story of Job. Loomis brings his unique compositional voice and signature soulful bass-playing to a new jazz song cycle form developed to bring this story alive. The fullness of the album examines the most perplexing and powerful themes from ...

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Theo Hill: Interstellar Adventures

Read "Interstellar Adventures" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Hot on the heels of his heralded 2017 effort Promethean, the five covers and five originals on his latest Interstellar Adventures serve as rousing calling-cards for Theo Hill as he continues his steady, determined ascent into the contemporary ranks of vital and inspired jazz pianists. With the exciting, percussive talents of bassist Rashaan Carter and drummer Rudy Royston seemingly joined at the hip with the leader, the opening title-track is an enticing, melodic reverie in the standard trio ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Theo Hill: Promethean

Read "Promethean" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Promethean captures Theo Hill at a significant juncture in his development. The record is ample evidence that the thirty-something New York City-based artist is rapidly securing a place in the crowded field of noteworthy contemporary jazz pianists. On the one hand--particularly during medium and up-tempo cuts such as “This Here," “Hey, It's Me You're Talking To," “Litha," “Is That So," and “Citadel"--youthful exuberance and a cocky certainty imbue everything he plays. On the other, his improvisations are resourceful, well ordered, ...


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