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Martial Solal - Dave Douglas: Rue de Seine

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Ancora una perla si aggiunge al vasto catalogo della Cam Jazz, da sempre fautrice di proposte stimolanti nei vari ambiti jazzistici. Maestro riconosciuto del pianismo jazz europeo, Martial Solal è il protagonista di un disco eccelso, in cui riluce tutto il suo immenso talento, ancora una volta al servizio di una brillante progettualità. Al suo fianco ...

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Martial Solal & Johnny Griffin: In & Out

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Two outstanding improvisers make this duet session thrilling from start to finish. The pair begins and ends with recognized standards, while filling out the inside with songs they’ve written (three apiece). Martial Solal’s crisp keyboard approach blends seamlessly with Johnny Griffin’s lyrical playfulness. Both piano and saxophone sustain by employing tremolos and energetic cascades. Solal’s creative ...

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Marcus Printup: Nocturnal Traces

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Marcus Printup’s quartet has been together for over four years; the friendships are even older than that. As with most established smaller ensembles, the trumpeter’s is cohesive and its members share ideas consistently. The comprehensive liner notes by Dr. Herb Wong offer insights toward the motivation behind this music; much more information can be found at ...

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Marcus Roberts: Blues For The New Millennium

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An old saying claims that the acorn never falls far from the tree. In the world of jazz, that doesn't always hold, but more often than not, it lands at least within shouting distance. Take the case of Marcus Roberts for example. As Wynton Marsalis's pianist of choice for much of the 80's and into the ...