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Dave Anderson: Blue Innuendo

Read "Blue Innuendo" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A follow up to his highly-acclaimed debut album Clarity (Pony Boy Records, 2010), saxophonist Dave Anderson presents his second foray into the modern jazz landscape but this time, adding a tinge of the blues with the artful and engaging Blue Innuendo, offering a selection of original music that sizzles and swings from beginning to end. The ...

Tom Guarna: Rush

Read "Rush" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Il chitarrista, compositore e band leader newyorkese Tom Guarna è un musicista che pur muovendosi in un ambito mainstream garantisce alla sua musica tratti di assoluta riconoscibilità. Il timbro del suo strumento elettrico è tarato su frequenze jazz-rock e post-fusion, anche se l'elemento dominante risulta essere una sintassi espressiva di stampo post boppistico.
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ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

2014 was another challenging year, with a personal health matter that began in early summer (thankfully finally diagnosed, non-life threatening and now being treated, though still waiting for signs of improvement) slowing down both travel and the usual breakneck writing in a significant way. Since the rule of this list is that any titles on it ...

Tom Guarna: Rush

Read "Tom Guarna: Rush" reviewed by John Kelman

With his five recordings on Steeplechase since 2005's Get Together, it's hard not to think of him as a dyed-in-the-wool mainstreamer, but Tom Guarna's extracurricular activities tell a completely different story. He may love big fat hollowbody guitars and the Great American Songbook, but Guarna's work with George Colligan on Realization (Sirocco, 2005) and the stylistically ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Tom Guarna - Rush" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

Enter the "Tom Guarna - Rush" Giveaway at All About Jazz!

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records “Tom Guarna - Rush“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FIVE winners at the conclusion of the contest on March 15th. Click here to enter the contest (Becoming a fan of Tom Guarna at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck!
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NEWS: RECORDING

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records Proudly Releases Rush From Guitarist/Composer Tom Guarna

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records Proudly Releases Rush From Guitarist/Composer Tom Guarna

To be released worldwide on February 25, 2014, Rush is Guarna's sixth album as a leader, and the first featuring his remarkable new quartet CD Release Celebration - February 23 @ The 55 Bar Featuring: Jon Cowherd-piano, E.J. Strickland-drums, Orlando le Fleming-bass, TBA - saxophones "This is perhaps Tom's best recording to date! The level of playing and compositions ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tom Guarna: Mad Scientist

Read "Tom Guarna: Mad Scientist" reviewed by George Colligan

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

I've known Brooklyn-born guitarist Tom Guarna for maybe twelve years, give or take. He used to literally live around the corner from my apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We worked together in a band that drumming phenomenon Rodney Holmes had put ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express: Expectativas

Read "Expectativas" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A follow up to pianist Manuel Valera's 2013 Grammy--nominated New Cuban Express, his seventh album as leader, Expectativas continues the melding of Afro-Cuban rhythms with the modern fusion jazz sound fusing the two into a new form of jazz best described as “modern Latin fusion." Consisting of eleven originals and one cover, the project is a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili

Read "Beka Gochiashvili" reviewed by Edward Blanco

An amazingly talented prodigy from Tbilisi, Georgia, sixteen year-old Beka Gochiashvili is nothing short of extraordinary, emerging as the latest piano virtuoso to hit the jazz circuit with an impressive self-titled debut sure to turn some heads and garnish well-deserved attention. Keyboardist Chick Corea's influence permeates the album, beginning with performances from Return To Forever band ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili

Read "Beka Gochiashvili" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Those who toil in the jazz trenches often spend a lifetime trying to develop their own sound and acquire a high-level understanding of this music, but a select few seem to be born into the fold. Drumming innovator Tony Williams, guitar sensation Julian Lage and pianist Eldar Djangirov were playing at an über-proficient level as children ...


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