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David Janeway: Hastings Jazz Collective/Shadow Dances

Read "Hastings Jazz Collective/Shadow Dances" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Sail twenty miles up the Hudson River from New York City and you find Hastings-On-The-Hudson, a vibrant artists' colony situated on the river's shore. Among the town's artists you'll find jazz pianist David Janeway, a New York City transplant via Detroit, Michigan. The Hastings Jazz Collective is Janeway's brainchild. He presents the all-star group's debut with Shadow Dances. Though he claims the title “musical director" of this contemporary mainstream jazz quintet, he also stresses the “leaderless aspect" of the group's ...

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David Janeway Trio featuring Frank Tate and Chuck Zeuren: Secret Passages

Read "Secret Passages" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


New York City jazz pianist David Janeway and his trio sound as if they're trying to be a force for good in the universe. Secret Passages rides a relentless traditional momentum, rolling along with a positive vibe under the influence of a big push on the refresh button. Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell operated this way, with desinctively different styles. The bass and drum team--Frank Tate and Chuck Zeuren, respectively--walk a joyful line between supportive and interactive in ...

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David Janeway Trio: Excursion

Read "Excursion" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Pianist David Janeway, with only a handful of albums under his belt, bursts out of the pack with the exciting Excursion. He is accompanied by veteran bassist Harvie S. and drummer Steve Davis. Excursion also features a guest appearance from trumpeter Charles Moore, who provides an eerie and effective Miles Davis vibe on Janeway's ballad, “Another Chance."

These dozen tracks are comprised of half originals from the pianist and the remainder from the Great American Songbook and jazz ...


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