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3x3: Piano Trios: August 2019

Read "3x3: Piano Trios: August 2019" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Yoko Miwa Trio
Keep Talkin'
Ocean Blue Tear Music
2019

When Yoko Miwa and her trio-mates get to talking, it's no wonder they only want to keep going and going. Their playful bantering elevates everything on offer here, from a couple venerable standards through a handful of playful originals showing the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Musillami, Rich Syracuse: Bird Calls

Read "Bird Calls" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Sofisticato lavoro in duo sulla musica di Charles Mingus, certo tra le più feconde dell'intero patrimonio del jazz, ad opera di due esperti musicisti: il chitarrista Michael Musillami,e il contrabbassista di lungo corso Rich Syracuse.

Bird Calls è il loro secondo lavoro nella formazione minima --il precedente, of the Night, era dedicato alla musica ...

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Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

Read "Of The Night" reviewed by Budd Kopman

For some reason, Wayne Shorter is in the air, as evidenced by pianist Denny Zeitlin's wonderful Early Wayne and now guitarist Michael Musillami's duo album with bassist Rich Syracuse, Of The Night.

As stated in the earlier review, Shorter tunes, for the most part, are almost immediately recognizable as such without being able to ...

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Michael Musillami, Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

Read "Of The Night" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il chitarrista americano Michael Musillami, attivo da oltre 25 anni sulla scena del jazz d'avanguardia, è una figura piuttosto defilata che spesso privilegia situazioni raccolte e visionarie da condividere con partner scelti con cura e attenzione per poi accendere con loro una conversazione a due o tre voci. Normalmente nei suoi album troviamo composizioni originali. Questa ...

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Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

Read "Of The Night" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

It would be hard to name an artist who has written more jazz standards than saxophonist Wayne Shorter, someone who has been penning memorable tunes since his days with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the very early sixties. After his stint with Blakey, he contributed his singular song crafting acumen to Miles Davis' Second Great Quintet ...

NEWS: RECORDING

John Medeski and Lee Shaw "Together Again" Live

Lee Shaw gets into her 84th year with a flair. Her live European CD we covered several days ago (see below). Today it's a CD of her trio (Rich Syracuse, Jeff “Siege" Siegel) plus her former student John Medeski live at the Egg in Albany, Together Again (ARC 2222). Lee sticks to her piano while John goes from piano ...