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Ernie Krivda: Requiem For A Jazz Lady

Read "Requiem For A Jazz Lady" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


It's been over 40 years since tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda first appeared on record. In a career going back six decades he's released around 30 albums under his own name and appeared on many more. His tenor sound, often plaintive, is distinctive and affecting. On Requiem For A Jazz Lady the tenor is given a quartet setting, an ideal format in which Krivda's instrument can shine. The Jazz Lady of the album title is not, as one might ...

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Ernie Krivda: Blues for Pekar

Read "Blues for Pekar" reviewed by Matt Marshall


On Blues for Pekar, Cleveland saxophonist Ernie Krivda pays tribute, not only to the late writer, critic and jazz aficionado Harvey Pekar, but also to the time and place from which both men hailed. Working with the Detroit Connection rhythm section also featured on the saxophonist's Live at the Dirty Dog (CIMPoL, 2010), Krivda swings mightily through a set of bebop standards and originals that skip, sing and warmly sway to the pulsing beat of the rust belt in its ...

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Ernie Krivda Quintet: Stellar Sax

Read "Stellar Sax" reviewed by Derek Taylor


In lesser hands the title of this new CIMP release might seem both pompous and presumptuous, but not so when the mantle applies to Ernie Krivda. The Cleveland-based saxophonist has been in the game going on four decades, time enough to sharpen chops on his horn that easily justify the aggrandizing appellation. Narrowing his set of influences isn't as easy as it might seem: I hear slivers of Harold Land and Zoot Sims in his sound, but mostly in terms ...

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Ernie Krivda & The Fat Tuesday Big Band: Perdido

Read "Perdido" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As spring slowly runs its course and summer's warmth entices us, here's an early front-runner in the competition for Big Band Album of the Year. Ernie Krivda's Cleveland-based Fat Tuesday Band is a monstrous fire-breathing dragon with great charts, excellent soloists and, above all, a charming un-dragonlike personality all its own. There are, of course, a large number of marvelous contemporary ensembles working assiduously (for love, not money) from one end of the country to the other. One thing that ...


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