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ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie

Read "Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie" reviewed by John Kelman

John Abercrombie
Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie
Music Heritage Productions / ECM Records
2018

It's almost a year to the day since the world lost John Abercrombie and, for many of his fans, that loss remains something still deeply and palpably felt. A guitarist who managed to be instantly recognizable without relying on ...

Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie

Read "Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Arno Oehri & Oliver Primus
Open Land -Meeting John Abercrombie
ECM Records
2018

Già presentato al pubblico europeo e statunitense attraverso alcune proiezioni in festival cinematografici, il documentario sul chitarrista John Abercrombie approda anche in DVD grazie alla distribuzione della ECM, la label per la quale Abercrombie ha inciso gran ...

The Bill Evans Trio: On A Monday Evening

Read "On A Monday Evening" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Ricordo interviste in cui Bill Evans puntualizzava l'ossessione per l'esercizio, un'insicurezza stabile, che lo faceva provare in continuazione anche il minimo dettaglio. Sembra grottesco, all'ascolto soltanto del prologo di “Sugar Plum," dove la fraseologia evansiana sgorga come acqua di fonte e dove si intuirebbe un'innata facilità per l'assoluta padronanza strumentale. Ma evidentemente c'era un lavoro febbrile ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mark Hagan's Jazz Salon At The Old 76 House

Read "Mark Hagan's Jazz Salon At The Old 76 House" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Mark Hagan
The Old 76 House
Jazz Salon
Tappan, NY
April 19, 2017

There's nothing quite like the experience of being captivated by a live performance in a matter of seconds after the band hits. Without having to stop to think about it, you realize that the intellect and ...

The Bill Evans Trio: On A Monday Evening

Read "On A Monday Evening" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Bill Evans, one of the most influential of jazz pianists, died in 1981. He left a legacy. The brilliant shine of his artistry gained widespread recognition in 1959 with his contribution to Miles Davis classic Kind Of Blue (Columbia Records, 1959), and surged into stellar territory with the release of his own Sunday At The Village ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Doug Webb at The Turning Point Cafe

Read "Doug Webb at The Turning Point Cafe" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Doug Webb
The Turning Point Cafe
Piermont, NY
September 28, 2015

The Monday Jazz Sessions, a fixture at The Turning Point Café since 2007, are a product of the dauntless efforts of series curator John Richmond. Among other responsibilities, Richmond books the musicians, publicizes the events, enthusiastically greets visitors, tends to ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Dan Papirany

Read "Take Five With Dan Papirany" reviewed by Dan Papirany

Meet Dan Papirany:
I was born in Israel and moved to New Zealand when I was 21. I studied drums for two years and then changed to a piano major. I graduated with a bachelor in jazz performance in 1999 and continued studying to become a high school teacher. In 2011 I moved to QLD, ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Exclusive: Bill Evans Interview

Exclusive: Bill Evans Interview

A few weeks ago I received an email from two ardent Bill Evans fans. James Farber and Larry Goldbert wrote to say they had interviewed Evans back in 1976 for a radio station in Madison, Wis., and asked if I wanted to hear it. I said I'd be happy to and, if I loved it and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Shauli Einav: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The title of saxophonist Shauli Einav's third album, Generations, hints at the breadth of source material the young Israeli-born musician has explored in assembling this collection. Einav contributes two original tunes, “Thermo Blues" and “Renewal," but the bulk of the set comes from the pens of some of the finest writers and players in the history ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

David Berkman: Anecdotes

Read "David Berkman: Anecdotes" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

David Berkman is a jazz pianist who in the past few decades has played with many of the major names in jazz, including Tom Harrell, Cecil McBee, and the Vanguard Orchestra. He has released a number of CDs on the Palmetto ...