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ARTICLE: RADIO

A Conversation with Abelita Mateus

Read "A Conversation with Abelita Mateus" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Abelita Mateus' rich cultural and musical background gives her playing a rare uncontrived soulfulness that is complete with artistic and emotional authenticity. This can be heard on her new album Mixed Feelings.

This album features Abelita Mateus on piano and vocals, Peter Slavov on bass, Diego Urcola on trumpet, Matt Marantz on tenor ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazilian Pianist / Composer Abelita Mateus Releases "Mixed Feelings" on August 1st

Brazilian Pianist / Composer Abelita Mateus Releases "Mixed Feelings" on August 1st

From São Paulo to New York City.... Everybody Loves Samba!
Featuring Guitarist Romero Lubambo, Bassist Peter Slavov and more! "A mixture of excitement, sadness, 'saudades', happiness, failure, regret, luck- all of the things I was feeling at the time are in my music. I lived in Brazil for the first 30 years of my ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alain Mallet: Mutt Slang

Read "Mutt Slang" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Pianist/keyboardist Alain Mallet has been known as much for his work as a producer as for his pianistic accomplishments. Having served as a sideman for Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods and Paul Simon, he's also produced music by vocalists Jonatha Brooke and Grace Kelly. And his compositions have been performed by musicians as diverse as Gary Burton, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Song Yi Jeon: Movement Of Lives

Read "Movement Of Lives" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Song Yi Jeon is a vocalist from South Korea whose voice and music can be as ethereal as ectoplasm or as penetrating as a laser. She recalls the mystical flexibility of Sheila Jordan and the raucous improvisations of Patty Waters in her sound but comes up with her own brand of hypnotic beauty.

On ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Uri Gurvich: Kinship

Read "Kinship" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Nel cursus discografico di Uri Gurvich c'è qualcosa di prezioso come un progetto non estemporaneo, ma protratto sul lungo periodo. È questa ricerca di coerenza che ha portato il sassofonista israeliano ha registrare i suoi dischi insieme a un quartetto rimasto immutato negli anni: questo Kinship, uscito per Jazz Family, fa seguito ai due precedenti lavori ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sunday at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "Sunday at the Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Sunday was a spectacularly beautiful day in Monterey which was just perfect for the 12-hour marathon of music. The closing day of the Jazz Festival included a stellar lineup of great jazz artists including Joe Lovano, Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Brad Mehldau, Regina Carter and the closing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Uri Gurvich: Kinship

Read "Kinship" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's all about fellowship, culture, and concordance of spirit and sound. Put simply, saxophonist Uri Gurvich's Kinship is diversity and unity in league.

Gurvich's third release, following The Storyteller (Tzadik, 2009) and BabEL (Tzadik 2013), keys in on many of the same aspects as his earlier work. The music is a multicultural amalgam that speaks ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...