Content by tag "Mosaic"

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Mosaic: Subterranea

Read "Subterranea" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Mosaic is led by Royal Academy of Music jazz graduate Ralph Wyld's whose debut album for Edition Records augurs well for this London-based musician. Opening with “White Horses," this track holds the key to Wyld's imaginative compositions; starting slowly, the initial use of horns and arco strings for tonal colour is deceptive as the mood rapidly ...

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Ron Boustead: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Offering a musical canvas of light beautiful material, Los Angeles-based composer/singer Ron Boustead delivers a one-of-a kind musical treasure on the highly entertaining Mosaic. Containing four originals and jazz-influenced, reworked pop standards from the likes of James Taylor, Carole King, Bill Withers and Jon Lucien among others, Boustead produces a superbly presented “jazz-pop concoction" of gorgeous ...

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Joe Harriott Quintet: Movement / High Spirits

Read "Joe Harriott Quintet: Movement / High Spirits" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Joe Harriott Quintet

Movement / High Spirits
Dutton Vocalion

2012 (1963/1964)

The acquisition, ownership and handling of a back catalogue of classic British jazz from the sixties by first Polygram and then Universal is a story of meanness and incompetence. It meant that key recordings by the likes of saxophonists Joe ...

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Eastern Rebellion: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Eastern Rebellion is a jazz super group that has toured and recorded, with various personnel changes, since the mid-1970s. The reissued treasure, Mosaic, features the 1992 version of the band, with charter members Cedar Walton and Billy Higgins on piano and drums respectively, David Williams on bass and Ralph Moore on tenor. These stellar players combine ...

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Kendra Shank Quartet: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sono passati 17 anni dall'esordio, Afterglow, e un paio dal capolavoro A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook. Nel mezzo non una produzione prolifica (solo tre dischi), ma particolarmente attenta ai dettagli e a non inflazionare un mercato, quello del repertorio in chiave jazz, forse fin troppo affollato. La voce di Kendra Shank è cresciuta e con lei un quartetto ...

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Kendra Shank Quartet: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by Donald Elfman

Kendra Shank is a complete vocalist--an appealing and intelligent interpreter of known and unknown material, a startlingly inventive improviser and the possessor of a rich, darkish voice that draws in the listener with feelings both familiar and brand new. Mosaic is a beautiful collection of tunes from favorite composers--some her friends, others her inspirations, all now ...

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Kendra Shank: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by J Hunter

The beginning of Kendra Shank's new disc Mosaic doesn't bode well, as it opens with a song specifically sculpted for radio airplay. The track--a very beautiful, very faithful rendition of “So Far Away," Carole King's second-best ballad--would be equally at home on either Smooth Jazz radio or Adult Contemporary outfits looking to sound hip. The good ...

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The Blue Note 7: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Celebrating the 70th/25th anniversaries of Blue Note Records (70 years since its founding and 25 years since its re-launch), The Blue Note 7 makes its debut with a resounding impact. Pianist Bill Charlap, trumpeter Nicholas Payton, tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash perform eight ...

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Mosaic Releases Debut Recording on Snack Records

Mosaic Releases Debut Recording on Snack Records

Snack Records is proud to announce the release of Mosaic's debut CD, Unsaid, Undone, to be released for public consumption on July 14, 2008.

Mosaic is an ensemble/collective dedicated to forging an original voice in Jazz. Together they perform an eclectic range of styles to create a music that's unique and experimental yet remains accessible. Expanding ...

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Caribbean Jazz Project featuring Dave Samuels: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by Victor Verney

Mosaic is the first studio album since 2003 by the Carribean Jazz Project, led by vibes/marimba specialist Dave Samuels. Drawing on a variety of Afro-Cuban, Venezuelan, Peruvian, Jamaican and other North American rhythms, this release features three different bands. On four tracks, Samuels leads a quintet with keyboardist Alain Mallet, bassist Boris Kozlov, drummer Dafnis Prieto ...