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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tim Stevens Double Trio: with whom you can be who you are

Read "with whom you can be who you are" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Most jazz pianists with classical training in their backgrounds seem to feel the pull of of the strings: whether it be Bill Evans with his Bill Evans Trio With Symphony Orchestra Verve, 1965); Phineas Newborn, Jr. on While My Lady Sleeps (Bluebird/RCA, 1957); or, to bring it into the new millennium: Brad Mehldau's Highway Rider (Nonesuch, ...

ARTICLE: MUSICIAN 2 MUSICIAN

Charles Lloyd: Un viaggio che parte da lontano

Read "Charles Lloyd: Un viaggio che parte da lontano" reviewed by Roberto Ottaviano

L'incontro con Charles Lloyd è stato per me il coronamento di un desiderio coltivato a lungo. Collezionare i suoi dischi, osservare la sua figura attraverso i reportage fotografici, leggerne le storie e cercare di ricostruire attraverso una serie di particolari legati alla sua musica, ai suoi gruppi, la filosofia di quest'uomo, mi ha aiutato a vivere ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity

Read "Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Charles Lloyd
Arrows Into Infinity
ECM Records
2014

Undoubtedly deserving the title modern day saxophone titan Charles Lloyd has made one of the most important contributions to the art better known as contemporary or modern jazz. Widely recognized as one of the most timeless and significant musicians in the ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Eric Legnini: The Afro Beat from Europe

Read "Eric Legnini: The Afro Beat from Europe" reviewed by Jean-Pierre Goffin

Starting very young with his own trio--Stéphane Galland (Aka Moon, Joe Zawinul, Lobi) on drums and Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, bassist of the European Chet Baker's trio with Philip Catherine--Eric Legnini left jny: Brussels and has been living in jny: Paris since then, appearing first with drummer Aldo Romano, alto saxophonist Stefano Di Battista and trumpet player Flavio ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Steve Myerson

Read "Take Five With Steve Myerson" reviewed by Steve Myerson

Meet Steve Myerson:
Steve Myerson has performed, recorded, and/or toured with The Stylistics, Christian McBride, Frank Lacy of The Jazz Messengers, Gianni Russo, Grover Washington, Jr. Sony Grosso, and worked as a Program Manager for Jazz House Kids. Myerson's film credits including arranging music and performing for the film Brooklyn Lobster, which stars Danny Aiello ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Piano Sutras, A Glistening New Thirsty Ear Solo Release From Pianist Matthew Shipp Is Ready For You

Piano Sutras, A Glistening New Thirsty Ear Solo Release  From Pianist Matthew Shipp Is Ready For You

By Chris Rich Amid the snow swirl and chill of a late February this year, Matthew Shipp headed to Park West Studios to commence work on a solo recording which will be called Piano Sutras. “On Wednesday February 20, pianist/composer Matthew Shipp recorded his next Thirsty Ear record, “Piano Sutras”, at Park West Studios in Brooklyn. Jim Clouse ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Philippe Duchemin Trio: Swing & Strings

Read "Swing & Strings" reviewed by Patricia Myers

French pianist Philippe Duchemin's entry into the jazz-with-strings repertoire merges his classical roots with a love of modern jazz, blues and soul. His dual talents of composing and playing make this a strongly swinging album, with the string quartet adding a lovely luster.

Duchemin's crisp keyboard progressions contrast with the soaring and sizzling strings of ...

Charles Lloyd: Quartets

Read "Charles Lloyd: Quartets" reviewed by John Kelman

ECM's Old & New Masters Edition series was not just created to bring material back into print. Some has been available on CD before, but an even bigger carrot for fans of the label is material that has never been on compact disc, like bassist Arild Andersen's three 1970s recordings, collected on Green in Blue (2010), ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Fresh Sound Records and the Legacy of Recorded Jazz

Read "Fresh Sound Records and the Legacy of Recorded Jazz" reviewed by Bruce Klauber

If the importance and the contributions of jazz are measured by its recorded legacy, then Fresh Sound Records--and its founder, Jordi Pujol--must be duly recognized for rescuing a legacy that might otherwise be lost or nearly impossible to find, and for making it available to the public.

Specifically, this legacy includes recorded works by saxophonist ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dr. Lonnie Smith: But Beautiful

Read "Dr. Lonnie Smith: But Beautiful" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Dr. Lonnie Smith-organist, composer, bandleader and now principal of Pilgrimage Records-is the Cheshire cat of jazz. He's been part of the scene for so long that, even though he's there, he sometimes disappears from view; when you do get a glimpse, the last thing you see and the first thing you remember is his warm and ...