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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Greg Diamond: Avenida Graham

Read "Avenida Graham" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brooklyn-based jazz guitarist Greg Diamond issues his most culturally diverse musical mosaic on Avenida Graham reflecting a blend of jazz and the Latin sound that has been an influential part of his life. Being half Eastern European Jewish and half Colombian, Diamond long ago learned to appreciate the Latin sounds listening to the music of Hector ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jimmy O'Connell Sixtet: Arrhythmia

Read "Arrhythmia" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trombonist Jimmy O'Connell has been slowly and steadily climbing the ladder of jazz success since leaving his Detroit home and arriving in New York in 2009. Over the course of his seven years in the Big Apple, O'Connell has had the opportunity to work with leading lights like trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, contribute ...

Fabrizio Sotti Trio: Forty

Read "Forty" reviewed by James Nadal

As jazz guitar continues to evolve with the introduction of modern influences, some of the more distinguished players are going back to basics. Acknowledged as a remarkable accompanist who can cross genres at will, Fabrizio Sotti has also established himself as genuine guitar stylist. Forty is his fourth release as leader, which represents not only a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Quartet All-Star Lineup! August 22 At Ginny's Supper Club

Elio Villafranca  Quartet All-Star Lineup!  August 22 At Ginny's Supper Club

Elio Villafranca brings an all-star band with special guest Eric Alexander to Ginny's Supper Club in New York City on August 22. The Elio Villafranca Quartet All-Star Lineup includes Villafranca (piano) Alexander (tenor saxophone), Matt Wilson (drums) and Peter Slavov (bass) with Arturo Stable (percussion). Ginny's Supper Club at Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave. (Between ...

Leo Blanco: Pianoforte

Read "Pianoforte" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The title of Leo Blanco's third album, Pianoforte, makes it clear: this is just one man and one piano. But it's an exceptional instrument, played by an exceptional musician.

Blanco's 2009 album Africa Latina (Ayva Musica) and 2004's self-produced Roots & Effect featured international ensembles including guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Peter Slavov, saxophonist Dave Liebman ...

Take Five with Aruan Ortiz

Read "Take Five with Aruan Ortiz" reviewed by Aruan Ortiz

Meet Aruan Ortiz: Named “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States" by BET Jazz, this classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba, considers himself “a curious person who loves music," and portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

NYConnection: Party Of Four

Read "Party Of Four" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The genesis of Party Of Four can be traced back to 2007, when a friendship of two was solidified. Finnish drummer Jaska Lukkarinen and Israeli pianist Roy Assaf found each other at that fateful point in their respective careers and, shortly thereafter, NYConnection was born. While the band took its maiden voyage as a piano trio ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joe Lovano Us Five: Kennett Square, PA, January 19, 2013

Read "Joe Lovano Us Five: Kennett Square, PA, January 19, 2013" reviewed by Troy Collins

Joe Lovano Us Five
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
January 19, 2013

Renowned saxophonist Joe Lovano brought his esteemed Us Five ensemble to Kennett Square's bucolic Longwood Gardens on a crisp January evening, touring in support of Cross Culture, his 23rd release for Blue Note Records. Performing in the Conservatory's intimate ballroom, the unconventional lineup ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chris Crocco: The Chris Crocco Fluid Trio +

Read "The Chris Crocco Fluid Trio +" reviewed by Dave Wayne

An up-and-coming jazz guitarist, whose unadorned, largely effects-free sound belies a truly modernist approach, Chris Crocco's Fluid Trio+ stands out a bit from the gaggle of current jazz guitar recordings by virtue of its sheer stylistic range, and by the virtuosity of the playing therein. Crocco, along with drummer Francisco Mela and bassist Peter Slavov, plays ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Zimmer: Prime of Life

Read "Prime of Life" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Prime of Life, drummer Pete Zimmer's fifth recording as a leader, has a clean, crisp, soulful sound. The players of the quartet--all top-notch musicians--meld their talents into a polished cohesion. Zimmer is a fine drummer capable of impeccable timekeeping and intricate, though usually subtle percussive flourishes. Zimmer's music, with its tight grooves, sounds like heartland jazz, ...


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