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Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Announces Final Lineup For Oct. 4-13 Event

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Announces Final Lineup For Oct. 4-13 Event

Williams College Jazz Ensemble Added to Headline Event A Signature Musical Happening of the Fall Foliage Season Pittsfield, Mass: Berkshires Jazz, Inc. has announced the final lineup for the 8th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, which runs from Oct. 4-13 in various venues in downtown Pittsfield. A signature cultural event of the Fall Foliage season in the Berkshire Hills ...

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Jazz Arts Trio: Swing of Many Colors

Read "Swing of Many Colors" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

For the most part Jazz Arts Trio's Swing of Many Colors presents relatively sedate recreations of recordings by some of jazz's most famous piano trio greats, including Ahmad Jamal, Red Garland, Oscar Peterson, and Keith Jarrett.

Clearly a labor of love, each tune is meticulously reproduced with the fine attention to detail only a pet ...

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Jazz Arts Trio: Tribute

Read "Tribute" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Recreating music note-for-note is fraught with pitfalls. It could be as palatable as drinking a soda after all the fizz has escaped or it could stand deep in the shadow of the original. But as the saying goes, imitation is the best form of flattery and the Jazz Arts Trio makes that apparent as they reinterpret ...

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Jazz Arts Trio: Tribute

Read "Tribute" reviewed by Brian Gall

Rightfully so, more tributes to Oscar Peterson continue to appear. On its debut CD, the Jazz Arts Trio combines six tunes by this late piano legend with one song each from kings of the keyboard Erroll Garner, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver.



Tribute, released on JRI Recordings, is an attempt ...

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Jazz Arts Trio: Tribute

Read "Tribute" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

When artists cover old classics, there is generally something different about them: a new arrangement, something added or something removed, in an attempt to make it “their own." Pianist Frederick Moyer and his Jazz Arts Trio take a different approach on Tribute. They perform eleven classics, note for note, just as they were recorded previously.

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Jazz Arts Trio: Tribute

Read "Tribute" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The difference between jazz improvisation and composed variations on a theme is that the former is dynamic, while the latter is static. In jazz, improvisation amounts to “spontaneous composition," where a melodic variation over a harmonic skeleton occurs instantly. Improvisations on a theme in this sense are not written down prior to being played. However, these ...