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Dennis Gonz: Idle Wild

Read "Idle Wild" reviewed by Germein Linares

As with his previous efforts, notably 2004's quartet NY Midnight Suite, Texas-born trumpeter Dennis González creates jazz steeped in life's various joys, anxieties, truths and wonders. González's works require time and patience for full appreciation as they unfold through various rhythms, melodies, and harmonies. This is a thinking person's jazz. Catchy riffs and clever hooks won't ...

Dennis Gonz

Read "Dennis Gonz" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Dennis González NY Quartet NY Midnight Suite Clean Feed 2005 After teaching for thirty years in the Dallas public school system, underground trumpeter Dennis González was asked in 2003 to participate in the FONT trumpet festival at Tonic. The back half of NY Midnight Suite is thirty minutes recorded live ...

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Dennis Gonz

Read "Dennis Gonz" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Submitted on behalf of Ken Waxman. Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM) exemplar, and its southern roots, underlines the creativity of the combos on both these discs. Although only three of the nine players involved are AACM members -- the late trumpeter Ameen Muhammad, bassist Malachi Favors and drummer Alvin Fielder -- the ...

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Dennis González: Old Time Revival

Read "Old Time Revival" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

Dennis González consistently has shown the ability to brew a sorcerous concoction of gut-grabbing, throbbing music, and his latest effort with a star-studded lineup of musicians again works its magic. González presents a series of his compositions that demonstrates his unique methodology for combining infectious and rhythmic melody lines with wide open, unstructured improvisations, thus magnetically ...


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