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ARTICLE: RADIO

Eclectic and Electric

Read "Eclectic and Electric" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode of One Man's Jazz is kind of eclectic, what with music from the likes of Petter Eldh's European super group Koma Saxo taking jazz in a different direction, Reverse Winchester (rapper/poet Mike Ladd hooked up with the open tuning of guitarist Mathieu Sourisseau), a historical bit on the strange tale of Canadian drummer Claude ...

Mick Rossi

Read "Mick Rossi" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Pianist, drummer/percussionist, and composer Mick Rossi is known for his diverse, progressive work in the New York Downtown scene where he has collaborated with the likes of Steven Bernstein, Mark Dresser, Dave Douglas, Erik Friedlander, Gerry Hemingway, Ron Horton, Andy Laster, Michael Sarin and Cuong Vu. Despite the very busy and long-standing collaborations with Philip Glass ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Pedicin: As It Should Be: Ballads 2

Read "As It Should Be: Ballads 2" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

With Ballads...Searching For Peace (Self Produced, 2011), saxophonist Michael Pedicin managed to produce a work that satisfied by focusing on subdued sentiments while also shining a light on the compositions of some of the great tenors of all time. On this perfectly complementary companion piece, Pedicin dims the lights and wears his heart on his sleeve ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Pedicin To Release "As It Should Be: Ballads 2," April 21

Tenor Saxophonist Michael Pedicin To Release "As It Should Be: Ballads 2," April 21

With the April 21 release of As It Should Be: Ballads 2, tenor and soprano saxophonist Michael Pedicin continues to spread the message of acceptance and justice he eloquently shared on his critically acclaimed 2011 album Ballads … searching for peace. “I’m one of those diehard '60s kids that grew up concerned about peace and togetherness,” ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Mick Rossi

Read "Mick Rossi" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Lhasa de Sela -La Llorona (Audiogram / Atlantic -1997).
Un canto espressivo ed elegante. Orchestrazioni eccentriche e bellissime. Triste averla persa così presto.

02. Jimmy Giuffre -Thesis (Verve -1962).
Ispirato e trascendente. Paul Bley e Steve Swallow complici profondi.

03. Philip Glass -Music in Twelve Parts (Orange ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michael Pedicin: Compassion Joins Creativity

Read "Michael Pedicin: Compassion Joins Creativity" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Saxophonist Michael Pedicin, he of the rich tone and fertile imagination, is on a tear lately. His last three albums are remarkable, exhibiting both his catchy improvisational skill and simple beauty.

His 2011 album, Ballads... Searching for Peace (Jazz Hut Records) is that beauty on display and one of the best ballad albums to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Michael Pedicin: Why Stop Now/Ubuntu

Read "Why Stop Now/Ubuntu" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Michael Pedicin, like many a tenor saxophonist, bows at the altar of John Coltrane. Pedicin's work in the past has frequently referenced that iconic figure through theme, spirit, sound and/or song selection, and he continues along a similar path on Why Stop Now/Ubuntu.

For his twelfth outing as a leader, Pedicin crafted a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Johnnie Valentino: Stingy Brim

Read "Stingy Brim" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La tuba o contrabbasso a fiato, lo strumento più grave della famiglia degli ottoni, ingombrante e tecnicamente rigido, ha svolto un ruolo fondamentale, all’inizio del secolo scorso, nell’affermarsi delle prime jazz band essendone stato un metronomo infallibile e gioioso nello stesso tempo. Con l’avvento del contrabbasso a corde, la tuba ha un subito un lungo periodo di oblio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Johnnie Valentino: Stingy Brim

Read "Stingy Brim" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Omnitone strikes again with Stingy Brim, a release that is billed as commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the death of the tuba as the bass line instrument, when it was replaced by the string bass. This album is very cool, hip, funny and just unpredictable enough to keep you glued to your chair, unless, that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Johnnie Valentino: Stingy Brim

Read "Stingy Brim" reviewed by Jim Santella

The tuba makes a comeback on Johnnie Valentino's modern mainstream jazz adventure, Stingy Brim. His program of original compositions features a creative quintet with nonstandard instrumental voices: guitar, tuba, organ, drums, and clarinet or tenor saxophone. Together, they create a whirlwind of saucy jazz with a contemporary flavor that travels no specific timeline. Slight echoes from ...