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Francois Bourassa Quartet: Number 9

Read "Number 9" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Number 9 è il titolo del nono album a proprio nome del pianista e band leader di Montreal Francois Bourassa, alla testa del suo classico quartetto, ormai attivo da oltre diciotto anni, che lo vede a fianco del multistrumentista André Leroux, del contrabbassista Guy Boisvert e del batterista Greg Ritchie.

La formazione propone un ...


Xavier Casellas NY Quintet @ Zinc Bar In New York City

Xavier Casellas NY Quintet @ Zinc Bar In New York City

(Presenting “Unguarded Smiles") Xavier Casellas, voice & lyrics
Emlio Solla, piano & arrangements
Nate Radley, guitar
Edward Perez, double bass
Greg Ritchie, drums "Catalan jazz vocalist Xavier Casellas, after a first album as leader that took him to present it at 38th Voll Damm Barcelona ...


Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 21-23, 2012

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 21-23, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-8

TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-Jul 1, 2012

After a paradigm shift in 2011--deserting its largely “pure" approach to programming for one that acknowledged how, in order for it to survive, it needed to (a) attract a larger percentage from the youth demographic, and ...


Curtis Macdonald: Community Immunity

Read "Community Immunity" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

"The Jazz Community" is a phrase that shows up in more than a few album reviews, but what does it really mean? Like-minded jazz musicians certainly gravitate toward one another, but they don't live in some massive, hippie-like commune where people play John Coltrane and Charlie Parker licks ad infinitum and bow down in front of ...

Take Five With Lars Dietrich

Read "Take Five With Lars Dietrich" reviewed by Lars Dietrich

Meet Lars Dietrich: Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Lars was introduced to the saxophone at the age of 10. After performing a duo TV show with famed jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, Dietrich decided to pursue a career in music. At the age of fifteen he got accepted to study saxophone at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In 2005 ...