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Jason Lindner: Beyond the Solo

Read "Jason Lindner: Beyond the Solo" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Jason Linder has been at the center of modern jazz's evolution for nearly two decades. His distinctive and flexible piano and synthesizer sound have placed him in a bewildering array of musical contexts and whether it's accompanying Anat Cohen, collaborating with Dafnis Prieto, or challenging the very edges of contemporary jazz--edges he has helped carve--Lindner consistently presents incisive musical forays that manipulate rhythm and sonic texture as much as they do melody and harmony. Equally articulate away from ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jason Lindner: Now Vs. Now

Read "Now Vs. Now" reviewed by Lyn Horton

In the debut of the project Now vs. Now, keyboardist and composer Jason Lindner seizes onto a multi-lingual, multi-faceted approach to convey a global message of peace through non-violence. The group includes Panagiotis Andreou on electric bass and drummer Mark Guiliana, providing a core for the multi-ethnic group of artists Lindner has chosen to augment his trio: Baba Israel recites his poetry as well as provides beat-box grounding; trumpeter Avishai Cohen and saxophonist Anat Cohen both add brass coloration; Yosvany ...

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The Jason Lindner Big Band: Live at the Jazz Gallery

Read "Live at the Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Laurel Gross

There's nothing quite like hearing a big band in person to partake of all the vibes in the room. But Live at the Jazz Gallery will give large ensemble fans a great sampling of what the distinctive and highly enjoyable Jason Lindner Big Band can offer. Lindner and his talented crew flawlessly present a menu of mostly his own music that is eminently accessible but also possessing enough pizzazz, layers of ingenuity (incorporating Latin and Middle-Eastern accents), both robust and ...

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The Jason Lindner Big Band: Live At The Jazz Gallery

Read "Live At The Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Greg Camphire

Keyboardist Jason Lindner has been a staple of the New York jazz scene for some time now, working in a variety of capacities for different projects; but his distinctive musical character shines brightest through his long-running big band, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2005, when Anzic Records' Live At The Jazz Gallery was recorded. Evoking the large ensemble works of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Gil Evans, as well as Randy Weston and Horace Tapscott, Lindner ...

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The Jason Lindner Big Band: Live At The Jazz Gallery

Read "Live At The Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

If you think that jazz composition for large ensembles is out of touch with the current music environment then listen to pianist/composer Jason Lindner's Live At The Jazz Gallery. Like contemporaries Maria Schneider with Sky Blue (ArtistShare, 2007) and Guillermo Klein's Una Nave (Sunnyside Records, 2005); Lindner breathes new life into the historically informed “big band sound with fresh ideas culled from the diverse sounds of New York City and global music influences. Lindner's chameleon-like persona has ...

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Jason Lindner: Ab Aeterno

Read "Ab Aeterno" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

The defining track on Jason Lindner's excellent Ab Aeterno isn't an original composition, it's a medley of two Bud Powell tunes: “Sure Thing and “Glass Enclosure. Powell balanced bebop and classical idioms wonderfully on these songs and showed that even if the two kinds of music were distant relatives, they still shared a common language. Lindner expands on this idea throughout Ab Aeterno by blending various styles of world music within a jazz context, thus building a complete intertextuality.

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Jason Lindner: Live/UK

Read "Live/UK" reviewed by Tom Greenland

Jazz people like to catch a buzz. Used to be you could grab a quick six-pack and duck into Smalls, a Greenwich Village venue run by Mitch Borden that literally hummed with world class talent-deserving-of-wider-recognition. Amidst this beehive of activity, Jason Lindner was always a contender, and New Yorkers in-the-know knew it was only a matter of time before others caught on. The pianist's latest release, Live/UK, gives out-of-towners a chance to hear what the local buzz is all about. ...


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