Content by tag "Riverside"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Galasphere 347: Galasphere 347

Read "Galasphere 347" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The record label duly notes that the ensemble's lineup is a pedigree from estimable progressive rock-based bands such as White Willow, Henry Fool, Änglagard, The Tim Bowess band, and more. Formed in 2018, Galasphere 347 occasionally draws similarities to prog giants, Porcupine Tree and Riverside amid the electro-symphonic stylings of many outfits from the strikingly advanced ...

ARTICLE: REASSESSING

Full House

Read "Full House" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Wes Montgomery's recording of his June 25, 1962 live performance at the Tsubo Jazz Club in Berkeley, California intersects significantly with two recent Resonance releases. One intersection involves the Wynton Kelly trio, comprised of pianist Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. It was with this same trio that Montgomery would record his essential Wynton ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Riverside: The New National Anthem

Read "The New National Anthem" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nato da un comune interesse per la musica e la figura di Jimmy Giuffre, il Riverside Quartet è una delle numerose formazioni attraverso le quali il trombettista e compositore Dave Douglas veicola le visioni di una mente vulcanica e in perenne movimento. Ad aleggiare come musa ispiratrice, in questa seconda uscita di Douglas e del co-leader ...

Rare and Unusual Instruments in Jazz

Read "Rare and Unusual Instruments in Jazz" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Historically the cornet was the quintessential jazz instrument but over a century of its evolution other instruments have also become part of the regular jazz armamentarium. These include common ones such as the piano, saxophone, bass and drums to the more occasionally appearing violin, clarinet and other percussion instruments. There are few, however, that exhibit unique ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Meade Lux Lewis: The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis

Read "The Blues Piano Artistry of Meade Lux Lewis" reviewed by Marc Davis

In three decades of professional writing, I don't think I've ever used the word “twee." But I'm about to.

Look it up. Dictionary.com says “twee" means “affectedly dainty or quaint." Put another way: Unnaturally cute.

That's the celeste in jazz. It's cute and dainty and thoroughly unnatural. What's more, it's a mood ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Riverside: Riverside

Read "Riverside" reviewed by Troy Collins

The collaborative quartet Riverside was initially founded by Montreal-based tenor saxophonist Chet Doxas to explore the legacy of groundbreaking American composer and multi-reedist Jimmy Giuffre. Long admired by fellow jazz musicians for his innovative use of counterpoint, microtonality and rhythmic freedom, Giuffre has rarely received the sort of popular acclaim his body of work deserves.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Douglas: Riverside

Read "Riverside" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Forse per una certa attitudine alla discrezione, Dave Douglas non ha mai reso esplicite nei titoli dei propri album le profonde attenzioni da lui tributate ai grandi della musica di cui si è occupato. Eppure nella sua discografia ci sono alcune tra le più pregnanti e intelligenti focalizzazioni sul mondo artistico di altri musicisti, con un ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Riverside Returns to the Laser's Edge with its 10th Anniversary Release

Riverside Returns to the Laser's Edge with its 10th Anniversary Release

For the band's 10th anniversary, Riverside has prepared a special three song EP entitled Memories In My Head. The release marks the band's return to the Laser's Edge, which will release the EP throughout North America on June 28. Memories In My Head contains 33 minutes of fresh music. “This new material, concerning (for obvious reasons) the themes of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wes Montgomery: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery

Read "The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery" reviewed by Chris May

Ask a dozen jazz guitar fans for their all-time top guitar albums and The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery is likely to be high on every list. If it isn't, chances are Montgomery's live set Full House (Riverside, 1962), recorded two years later, will be. With these discs, Indianapolis-born Montgomery (1923-68) gave the guitar its ...

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Cannonball Adderley: The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York

Read "The Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Jazz musicians are antisocial when measured by the public's standards. Tell someone you're a musician, and the response is: “What's the name of your group?" Truth of the matter is that, the MJQ and Art Blakey notwithstanding, group identity seems an ill fit with the music's emphasis on individual expression. For this reason, it's all too ...