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Johnathan Blake: Trion

Read "Trion" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'edizione di questo splendido saxophone trio con Chris Potter, Linda May Han Oh e Johnathan Blake (due ore di musica riprese il 21 e 22 gennaio 2018 alla Jazz Gallery di New York) la dobbiamo al fotografo Jimmy Katz, fondatore con la moglie Dena dell'etichetta discografica no-profit Giant Step Arts.

L'organico nasce dall'esperienza ...

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Eric Alexander: Leap of Faith

Read "Leap of Faith" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Acclaimed saxophonist Eric Alexander needs no special introduction. His pioneering work in the jazz world has been an inspiration to many of his peers since the early 90s. On this special chordless endeavour—featuring the chops of Doug Weiss on bass and drummer Jonathan Blake whose own recording in a very similar chordless constellation was likewise recently ...

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Jason Palmer: Rhyme And Reason

Read "Rhyme And Reason" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Trombettista rigoroso e dalla tecnica scintillante, tra i migliori della sua generazione, Jason Palmer non gode della popolarità che merita. Una causa può essere la collocazione appartata di insegnante al Berklee College of Music e al New England Conservatory.

Nello stile ricorda Clifford Brown, che ha rappresentato la sua massima influenza formativa, e ...

Two From The Giant Step Arts Label

Read "Two From The Giant Step Arts Label" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Giant Step Arts is a non-profit organization and label dedicated to helping jazz musicians create the music they want to without worrying about the pressures of the marketplace. On two of their initial releases, that translates into concert recordings done at New York's Jazz Gallery where the bandleaders are free to work out their ideas in ...

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Eric Alexander: Leap of Faith

Read "Leap of Faith" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Renowned tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander's Leap of Faith stems in part from the decision (hesitantly made) to perform in a trio setting without piano—hardly an uncommon arrangement these days but one that Alexander, a shining light on the New York music scene for more than two decades, has rarely explored, either in live gigs or on ...

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Live recording and concert, May 23-24: Jason Palmer Qt. feat. Mark Turner, Joel Ross, Kendrick Scott, Edward Perez at NYC's InterContinental Barclay

Live recording and concert, May 23-24: Jason Palmer Qt. feat. Mark Turner, Joel Ross, Kendrick Scott, Edward Perez at NYC's InterContinental Barclay

A one-of-a-kind musical experience, combining the intimacy of a house concert with the luxurious ambience, comfort and breath-taking views of the Harold S. Vanderbilt Penthouse. Limited space available as this is a recording session that aims at providing the intimacy of a house concert, but with world-class musicians. Contact Astrid (astrid.vryghem@ihg.com) to reserve your spot. Concert and ...

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Johnathan Blake: Trion

Read "Trion" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

The names making up this trio really don't need further explanation, seeing how they belong to some of the leading jazz musicians in their respective fields: for Trion , drummer and composer Johnathan Blake relies on the adventurousness of the highly acclaimed bass virtuoso Linda May Han Oh and saxophonist Chris Potter, who together form a ...

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Johnathan Blake: Trion

Read "Trion" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

A journeyman drummer with over fifty album credits, Johnathan Blake has long associations with Tom Harrell and Kenny Barron and has appeared with Oliver Lake, Roy Hargrove, Alex Sipiagin, Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital and many other well-known artists. His previous outings as leader were The Eleventh Hour (Sunnyside, 2012) and Gone, But Not Forgotten ...

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Johnathan Blake: Trion

Read "Trion" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Johnathan Blake, an in-demand drummer who has contributed to recordings by trumpeter Tom Harrell and guitarist Russell Malone, presents an ambitious two-CD set, Trion, a chordless trio affair with a pair of fellow first-callers, saxophonist Chris Potter and bassist Linda May Han Oh. The ground was broken for this particular format by saxophonist Sonny Rollins' A ...

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Jason Palmer: Rhyme And Reason

Read "Rhyme And Reason" reviewed by Mark Corroto

You may wish you had paid more attention in your high school chemistry class, because listening to Rhyme And Reason by trumpeter Jason Palmer calls to mind the description of the nucleus of an atom. Spinning and spinning, various protons and neutrons are both attracted and held off by each other. Same can be said of ...