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Debby Moore: My Kind Of Blues

Read "My Kind Of Blues" reviewed by James Nadal

For the record hounds (you know who you are) out there that seek and scavenge the garage sales and flea markets for old albums, there is such a thing as redemption. After scoring My Kind Of Blues by singer Debby Moore at a flea market for one dollar, further research revealed a mysterious back story with ...

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Max Johnson, Kirk Knuffke, Ziv Ravitz: Something Familiar

Read "Something Familiar" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

New York native Max Johnson does not appear to require sleep. The bassist/composer, whose career spans the wide terrain from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Lollapalooza to Anthony Braxton consistently delivers fresh, adventurous, high-quality music against an ambitious output. With his now-regular working trio of Kirk Knuffke on cornet and drummer Ziv Ravitz, the group has released ...

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Yaniv Taubenhouse Trio: Here from There

Read "Here from There" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Here From There announces a major new mainstream talent, the Yaniv Taubenhouse, led by pianist Yaniv Taubenhouse, from the perspective of both his performance and composition.

The album was recorded during Taubenhouse's stay at Fayetteville, Arkansas in the University of Arkansas piano performance program. Since arriving there in 2010, the current trio which includes drummer ...

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Yaniv Taubenhouse Trio: Here from There

Read "Here from There" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Young New York-based and Israeli-born pianist Yaniv Taubenhouse, who pursued an advanced musical education at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music after having previously studied under acclaimed Israeli and European instructors, is essentially a classically-trained pianist. Since moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2010 to study at the University of Arkansas, jazz has been his ...

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Loren Stillman + Bad Touch: Going Public

Read "Going Public" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Evidentemente, come si può desumere da una serie di incisioni e concerti (vedi l'ultima edizione del festival di Saalfelden), ci troviamo di fronte ad una precisa tendenza estetica, in atto in America come in Europa: quella di rivisitare l'estetica e le modalità compositive e improvvisative del Cool storico (che era però più dinamico e spigoloso) e ...

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Buddy Rich & His Buddies: Playtime

Read "Buddy Rich & His Buddies: Playtime" reviewed by Joel Klauber

Buddy Rich & His Buddies

Playtime

Fresh Sound

2012

More than 25 years after his death, the controversy about master drummer Buddy Rich rages on. Was he nothing more than an incredible drum technician of little sensitivity or flexibility? Or was he, as many history books contend, truly “the world's greatest ...

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Dave Pell: Remembers John Kirby and Big Small Bands

Read "Remembers John Kirby and Big Small Bands" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Historical recreations of music are nothing new. Every tribute recording ever released is one. In the 1980s and '90s, classical music went through its “period instrument-performance practice" phase, where the entire Baroque, Classical and early Romantic repertoires were recreated using instruments and metronomic markings from the 18th and 19th Centuries. In the late 1950s, jazz was ...

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Patti Page: Patti Page with Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra

Read "Patti Page with Pete Rugolo and His Orchestra" reviewed by Samuel Chell

The Classic Jazz Calendar 2010, with photographs by Chuck Stewart--a full-page devoted to each of 12 jazz greats--includes a striking photo of Patti Page, representing the month of May. While her inclusion may strike many as unexceptional, for jazz followers who remember the best-selling female singer of the 1950s, her name would seem a problematic fit. ...

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Jack Nimitz and Friends . . .: Yesterday and Today

Read "Yesterday and Today" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Yesterday and Today comprises two sessions recorded half a century apart, each of which offers a rare chance to sing the praises of baritone saxophonist Jack Nimitz, a longtime standout on the West Coast scene. Somehow he has managed to produce only three albums with his name above the marquee, the first of which--Confirmation--was released in ...

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Sonny Stitt: Don't Call Me Bird!

Read "Don't Call Me Bird!" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Absolute Distribution, a Spanish consortium of labels, has done it again, following up last year's welcome single-disc reissue (at least outside the U.S.) of Stitt's 1970s Cobblestone sessions, Tune-Up! + Constellation, with two 1959 West Coast dates for Verve featuring Stitt on alto with a crack California rhythm section. Even though a first-time reissue, the disc ...