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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brad Whiteley: Presence

Read "Presence" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

It's not stretching the imagination to wonder where and how New York City fits the myriad of excellent jazz players who call the city home. They come, gratefully, from everywhere, bringing with them fresh ideas, odd twists on the tried and true and a creative energy that lights this most fertile diaspora.

Making comparisons ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brad Whiteley: Presence

Read "Presence" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Pianist Brad Whiteley has had a lot of varied experiences in his career. He has played with rock artists like Regina Spektor and David Byrne and improvisers like Dave Liebman and Cameron Mizell. He's also worked on film soundtracks and played in the pit band of a Broadway show. That eclecticism is reflected in Presence--his second ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tom Guarna: The Wishing Stones

Read "The Wishing Stones" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

After having established himself amongst the leading modern Jazz-guitar voices with remarkably ambitious 2014 release Rush , Brooklyn-Born Tom Guarna returns leading an all-star quartet comprised of drummer Brian Blade, bassist John Patitucci and pianist John Cowherd on the inspired The Wishing Stones, sonically carrying forth what had defined the last record. While Rush saw Guarna ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Guitarist Tom Guarna Leads a Dream-Team Quartet–Featuring Keyboardist Jon Cowherd, Bassist John Patitucci and Drummer Brian Blade–on "The Wishing Stones"

Jazz Guitarist Tom Guarna Leads a Dream-Team Quartet–Featuring Keyboardist Jon Cowherd, Bassist John Patitucci and Drummer Brian Blade–on "The Wishing Stones"

Tom Guarna—a guitarist whom DownBeat magazine has praised for the “emotion, tension, surprise and passion” in his music—assembled what he calls “a dream team” for The Wishing Stones, his seventh album as a leader, and his first for Destiny Records. The album, to be released on November 10, 2017, features Guarna leading a quartet with keyboardist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tom Guarna: The Wishing Stones

Read "The Wishing Stones" reviewed by John Kelman

An unfortunate reality for too many musicians--even those who are well-known--is that most of their audiences are aware of but a portion of their true work...their fullest capabilities. Recordings only tell part of the story, since artists often tour with groups that are never documented. And even those tours, for those fortunate enough to experience them, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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: YEAR IN REVIEW

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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