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Jose Gurria's Gurrisonic Orchestra: Three Kids Music

Read "Three Kids Music" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Accompanied by a richly illustrated, full-color 46-page booklet (with notes by Jeff Tamarkin, the Associate Editor of JazzTimes Magazine) and packaged in a lush trifold paper sleeve, Three Kids Music by José Gurría and his 21-piece Gurrisonic Orchestra projects a sort of hugeness and importance whose portent is completely fulfilled by the quality of the music ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kevin Bachelder and Jason Lee Bruns: Cherry Avenue

Read "Cherry Avenue" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Vocalist Kevin Bachelder and drummer Jason Lee Bruns have team up to release an enjoyable collection of tunes entitled, Cherry Avenue. Bachelder spent his early years playing the trumpet, but soon realized that singing came naturally to him as well. It wasn't until college that he decided to focus solely on his voice as a primary ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Daniel Szabo: A Song From There

Read "Daniel Szabo: A Song From There" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Some musicians are late bloomers. Others start while most people their age are occupied with finger painting and play-doh; Daniel Szabo belongs to the latter category. The Hungarian-born, Los Angeles-based pianist was playing and composing at the age of four, but that's not so surprising since he grew up in a house with two musician- parents. ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Jazz Quanta: February

Read "Jazz Quanta: February" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

February's Jazz Quanta is a beautifully mixed bag of blues, jazz instrumental and classical. There is never a dull moment.

Renee' and the Walkaways--The Walkaway Sessions (Self Produced, 2013). Vocalist Renee' Cheek heads up the piquant gumbo talent of her very own band, the Walkaways. The Walkaway Sessions is a Louisiana grassroots affair ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist - Composer Daniel Szabo Releases "A Song From There" On Feb. 18

Pianist - Composer Daniel Szabo Releases "A Song From There" On Feb. 18

Featuring Drum Legend Peter Erskine & Bassist Edwin Livingston February 18, 2014 Release / DSZABOMUSIC “I first became aware of Daniel while teaching at USC. Bob Mintzer had called and was raving about this guy Dan who had applied for graduate studies. Upon first hearing some of his music, I knew he was special. Things ultimately worked out, ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Jazz in a Changing World

Read "Jazz in a Changing World" reviewed by Sammy Stein

Jazz has influenced many other genres of music and, likewise, many other genres have influenced jazz from its very beginning. What is really exciting about the scene at the moment is just how much enrichment it is getting from the rest of the world. It works both ways, of course; jazz musicians from countries which have, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Szabo: Contribution

Read "Contribution" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

In the sublime world of Dániel Szabo, invention is the key. This is how the prodigiously talented pianist and composer helps guide his trio and guest, Chris Potter through his challenging compositions on Contribution. Although Szabo likes to retreat to a musical place that is somewhat like a humble hermitage, his is the voice that defines ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent Listening: Daniel Szabo, Chris Potter

Recent Listening: Daniel Szabo, Chris Potter

Daniel Szabo Trio Meets Chris Potter, Contribution (BMC). Szabo is a 34-year-old pianist and composer with impressive academic and performance credentials and awards in Hungary and the US. One of his professors at the New England Conservatory was Bob Brookmeyer, who sent a copy of Szabo's CD with a note strongly suggesting that his former student ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eastern European Jazz Performers Daniel Szabo Trio and Marta Topferova at the Kimmel Center March 29

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"One could describe Szabo's highly original, closely bonded trio music as chamber jazz but for the additional fire and sensuality of their Hungarian blood, which keeps things as forceful as they are lyrical."--Jack Massarik, This is London entertainment guide

Hungarian pianist-composer Daniel Szabo and his Trio explore ...