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Caroline Davis

Read "Caroline Davis" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

After honing her skills on the jny: Chicago scene, Caroline Davis has rapidly established herself as an in-demand musician and educator in jny: New York, where she moved in 2013, and internationally. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz's best releases. The leader or co-leader of several interesting projects, ranging ...

Peter Madsen: Satin Doll – A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn

Read "Satin Doll – A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The true beauty and utility of the Great American Songbook is the durability of the music in response to interpretation, often jarring and drastic. French pianist Martial Solal made a master's class of demonstrating the music's vitality on his uniformly excellent Live at the Village Vanguard: I Can't Give You Anything But Love (CAM Jazz, 2009). ...

Danish Radio Big Band: A Good Time Was Had By All

Read "A Good Time Was Had By All" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To mark its fiftieth anniversary in 2014, the Danish Radio Big Band produced a wide-ranging six-CD set encompassing highlights from the years 1964-2014 while spotlighting a number of well-known guest artists from the U.S. and elsewhere. The band is heard in studio and in concert, at home and abroad, and is sometimes referred to as the ...

Eduardo Elia: Solo

Read "Solo" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Argentinian pianist Eduardo Elia, based now in his homeland, attended Berkelee College of Music in Boston. He has a handful of CD releases as a leader, and beyond that, information on the artist is hard to find. His internet profile is sketchy.

So the review is all about the music, and maybe that's how ...

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Caroline Davis

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Caroline Davis" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Arthur Russell-Tower of Meaning (Chatham Square -1983).
Ho cominciato ad ascoltare Arthur Russell nel 2006. Originariamente pensato come sonorizzazione di un lavoro di Robert Wilson è diventato un disco che funziona autonomamente. Non ci sono grandiosi eventi ritmici né particolari modulazioni, ma si possono avvertire movimenti continui che danno un senso al tutto. È ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jean-Michel Pilc: What Is This Thing Called?

Read "What Is This Thing Called?" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Pochi altri pianisti jazz riescono come Jean-Michel Pilc ad unire vibrante espressività, magistero tecnico e volatile progettualità. Lo dimostra questo CD imperniato sulla variazione/destrutturazione del celebre standard “What Is This Called Love." Il tema di Cole Porter diventa così il pretesto per una rigogliosa cavalcata in solitudine, tra le mille pieghe del pianoforte jazz e non. ...

John Roney: Preludes

Read "Preludes" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Intelligent programming in a jazz release provides its own reward in seasoning the recital contained therein with a thoughtful foundation. Canadian pianist John Roney entitles his recording Preludes and proceeds to populate the disc with exactly that, “Preludes," those brief, often standalone keyboard compositions from the Romantic era. Preludes most often feature a limited number of ...

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Ed Bickert: Canada's Secret

Ed Bickert: Canada's Secret

Canadian jazz artists don't get enough respect. American fans swoon over Belgians (Bobby Jaspar), French (Martial Solal), British (Tubby Hayes) and even Argentines (Gato Barbieri). But when it comes to Canada, many jazz fans yawn, viewing them as doppelgängers at best, or pale comparisons to U.S. jazz musicians. The problem has always been that Canadian jazz never really ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Profound Pianistic Presentations: Jazz Heaven DVDs from Jean-Michel Pilc and Enrico Pieranunzi

Read "Profound Pianistic Presentations: Jazz Heaven DVDs from Jean-Michel Pilc and Enrico Pieranunzi" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's more to music than the simple absorption and understanding of notes, rhythm, melody, and harmony; there's more to jazz than what naturally meets the eyes and ears; and, most daunting of all, there's more to learn than we can ever possibly imagine. But fear not, for there are resources out there to help aspiring musicians ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jean-Michel Pilc: What Is This Thing Called?

Read "What Is This Thing Called?" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Jean-Michel Pilc's solo piano recording What Is This Thing Called? might have been titled “Thirty-one Conversations About One Thing." That 'one thing' being his 31 variations on Cole Porter's composition “What Is This Thing Called Love." Why record 31 versions of one song? Maybe ask yourself why Claude Monet created so many paintings of the same ...


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