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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia

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As the title denotes, pianist Bill Cunliffe and his ensemble take a swing (literally) at the great Johann Sebastian on BACHanalia, pivoting as well toward the music of C.P.E. Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Manuel de Falla, Cole Porter, Oscar Levant and Cunliffe himself. In spite of its classical veneer, this is at its core a jazz session, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Danny Freyer Vocal Album Release Show At Vitellos May 15th, Los Angeles

Danny Freyer Vocal Album Release Show At Vitellos May 15th, Los Angeles

Vocalist Danny Freyer performs on May 15th at Upstairs at Vitellos in Studio City, CA, where fans of jazz vocals have the chance to discover this new voice as he celebrates his debut jazz album, Must Be Love. "Jazz Singer Danny Freyer is a new voice that must be heard." —Willard Manus. Described as having a classic, yet contemporary sound, ...

Phil Woods / Stan Kenton / The Les Hooper Band

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Phil Woods / DePaul University Jazz Ensemble
Solitude
Jazzed Media
2010

Not to underplay the title, but Solitude, from alto saxophone master Phil Woods and the splendid DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, embodies far more than the sort of serenity it implies. In fact, Woods is as animated and ...