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Fabian Almazan: Espejos

Read "Fabian Almazan: Espejos" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Intent is one of those intangible qualities that make a jazz musician. While traits like technical facility, memory, harmonic and rhythmic sophistication play a huge part in the career and development of the aspiring jazz artist, intention is the X-factor that can make a performance special. In an art form that demands spontaneity and thrives within ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Philip Dizack: End of an Era

Read "End of an Era" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Philip Dizack's End of an Era is a resounding album that is solidified by fine ensemble work and composition that breathes emotion and thoughtfulness. Since his 2005 debut, Beyond a Dream on Fresh Sound Records, Dizack has crafted his skill as a trumpeter and composer. This sophomore release is a statement of maturity that is born ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jake Saslow: Crosby Street

Read "Crosby Street" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Per il suo debutto da leader Jake Saslow sceglie di avvalersi di una band di comprovata qualità, nella quale spiccano i nomi del chitarrista Mike Moreno e del robusto drummer Marcus Gilmore. E sceglie un percorso di brani originali - fatta eccezione per una morbida “Lovely Woman" di Horace Silver -, nei quali riesce a dare risalto al suo ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jake Saslow: Crosby Street

Read "Crosby Street" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

One of 2011's many notable debuts is saxophonist Jake Saslow's Crosby Street, an ode to the street in New York's iconic SoHo, where the musician's formative years recalled the neighborhood's sights, music, and people. An analogy is formed between the music and the community, one that speaks of a distinct personality carried in Saslow's full-bodied horn ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jake Saslow - Crosby Street (2011)

Born in Soho and raised mostly at Long Island, the sights, sounds and ways of the Big Apple were never foreign to tenor specialist Jake Saslow. Imbued with a strong jazz sensibility starting with growing up downstairs from Barry Altschul to learning from Terence Blanchard and Dave Liebman, Saslow's deeply lyrical but thoroughly modern sax dialect ...