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David Smith Quintet: Impetus

Read "Impetus" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

La registrazione analogica di Impetus -terzo disco del David Smith Quintet -valorizza pienamente gli aspetti performativi del gruppo conferendo al sound un respiro “naturale," in cui la musicalità si abbina alla precisione esecutiva e l'ariosità delle melodie dà spunto ad ispirati parti solistiche.
La band guidata dal trombettista canadese David Smith, naturalizzato newyorkese, sa inanellare ...

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The Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art

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Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi Rubin Museum Of Art New York, NY July 8, 2016

Pianist/composer Anat Fort's trio last played at the Rubin Museum of Art in November, 2008, and it seemed like the packed house had collectively been waiting for its return. Applause, and even cheers washed over the stage as ...

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Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art

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Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi
Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY
July 8, 2016

On July 8, 2016, Israeli pianist Anat Fort made a welcome return to her New York comfort zone. Having forged relationships with many of that city's greats over the years, not least of ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2016

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 22 -July 3, 2016

It's hard to believe, with seasons that move quickly from spring into summer, that it was time, once again, for the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. Now in its 36th year, the festival has grown from a weekend event into a full-blown, ...

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Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi: Birdwatching

Read "Birdwatching" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Israeli pianist/composer Anat Fort augments her longstanding trio with bassist Gary Wang and drummer Roland Schneider by adding Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi (who plays alto clarinet throughout) for her third ECM album, following 2010's And If. The trio had long been based in New York City, but since Fort 's return to Israel and Schneier's return ...

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Day 2 Of 8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Re-scheduled To September 20, 1-6pm

Day 2 Of 8th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival Re-scheduled To September 20, 1-6pm

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill... The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York Times “The lineup seems ...

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The Sheryl Bailey 4: For All Those Living

Read "For All Those Living" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Wes Montgomery may be gone, but the great jazz guitarist's crisp, rich-toned sound lives on in Sheryl Bailey, whose style is so reminiscent of the icon, but whose technique has also been compared to that of Pat Martino. It is quite clear that Bailey is a gifted guitarist as well as a veteran musician, with several ...

Sheryl Bailey: For All Those Living

Read "For All Those Living" reviewed by Nic Jones

In the past, guitarist Sheryl Bailey has been an embodiment of versatility through her work with bassist Richard Bona, and with David Krakauer's klezmer ensemble. She now has another strain of music in her bag with this program of straight-ahead jazz guitar. Both Pat Martino and Wes Montgomery can be cited as reference points for this ...

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Sheryl Bailey 4: For All Those Living

Read "For All Those Living" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While guitarist Sheryl Bailey's A New Promise was a tribute to another tremendously talented female guitarist--the late Emily Remler--For All Those Living touches on a wide variety of figures, both here and gone. Bailey's music pays direct tribute to fellow guitarists, like Jack Wilkins ("Wilkinsburg"), Masa Sasaki ("Masa's Bag") and the late Jimmy Wyble, but she ...

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Anat Fort: And If

Read "And If" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

That pianist Anat Fort is an intensely lyrical musician is apparent throughout And If; her poetic lyricism acts, in fact, as sort of a unifying theme for the entire work. A hauntingly beautiful and sublime musical opus, the disc opens with her modal composition; “Paul Motian," a tribute to her previous band-mate, where her minimalist improvisation ...