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Nate Radley: The Big Eyes

Read "The Big Eyes" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz musicians often emphasize the importance of having big ears when finding a place in the music, but big eyes are equally important. Tunnel vision and a general lack of ability to see the big picture have plagued many a musician, but guitarist Nate Radley needs no corrective musical lenses. Radley's panoramic outlook and long range ...

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Matthias Lupri Group: Metalix

Read "Metalix" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ha la forma, lo sviluppo e la sostanza della suite questo Metalix, ultima fatica discografica di Matthias Lupri, ex batterista rock da sempre attratto dalla musica improvvisata e ora astro emergente del vibrafono. Strutturata in sedici brani alcuni dei quali, brevissimi, fungono da raccordo tra atmosfere ed ambientazioni musicali variegate, Metalix esalta le doti compositive, oltre che solistiche, di ...

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Matthias Lupri Group: Metalix

Read "Metalix" reviewed by Jim Santella

With this program of original compositions, vibraphonist Matthias Lupri takes his modern mainstream sextet through a series of musical adventures. Along with the standard timbres of an intense unit from today's contemporary jazz scene, he also employs electronic ideas to season the session with an added flair.

(Another) Lost Creek, “Dream Nocturne, “Time Design, ...

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Matthias Lupri Group: Metalix

Read "Metalix" reviewed by John Kelman

While Same Time Twice (Summit, 2002) found vibraphonist Matthias Lupri emerging as a noteworthy contemporary jazz composer, Transition Sonic (Summit, 2004) represented a significant compositional leap. Lupri fashioned a suite of pieces that, while generally unrelated thematically, ultimately created a longer, more complex narrative whose whole was greater than the sum of its parts. With Metalix ...

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Matthias Lupri: Transition Sonic

Read "Transition Sonic" reviewed by Ken Franckling

More than five years on the road as a rock, blues and country drummer gave Matthias Lupri lots of days and nights to hone his craft as a vibes player and, as Transition Sonic so splendidly shows, to develop his skills and vision as a composer.

This CD, featuring a sextet, is best heard ...

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Matthias Lupri: Shadow of the Vibe

Read "Matthias Lupri: Shadow of the Vibe" reviewed by John Kelman

While vibraphonist Matthias Lupri is a relative newcomer to his chosen instrument, he has managed in the space of a only few short years, to emerge as an artist who is garnering increasing respect, not only as a player, but equally as a writer. With four albums under his belt, including the recently-released Transition Sonic , ...

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Matthias Lupri: Transition Sonic

Read "Transition Sonic" reviewed by Jim Santella

Vibraphonist Matthias Lupri has always captured the essence of straight-ahead jazz at its best. He provides a groove over which his bands improvise in the classic tradition. Echoes of Gary Burton, Bobby Hutcherson, and Milt Jackson abound. From this modern jazz historical foundation, however, he's always felt free to explore.

With his latest release, ...

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Matthias Lupri: Transition Sonic

Read "Transition Sonic" reviewed by John Kelman

Look at the credits to vibraphonist Mathias Lupri's latest disc and you'll notice that four of the six group members are credited with playing electronics along with their primary instruments. This should come as no surprise to fans of Lupri, who over the past six years and the course of three records, most notably his '02 ...

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Matthias Lupri: Same Time Twice

Read "Same Time Twice" reviewed by Jim Santella

With a session of his original compositions, vibraphonist Matthias Lupri steers his quintet through modern mainstream adventures. His leading edge jazz pieces reflect a desire to harbor growth, while not losing sight of the tradition.

With two mallets, Lupri enjoys the opportunity to maintain an enthusiastic rhythmic drive. When interpreting a slow ballad, such as ...

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Matthias Lupri Group: Same Time Twice

Read "Same Time Twice" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Matthias Lupri seemingly found his calling in life after being indoctrinated to the music of vibraphonist Gary Burton. A graduate of Boston's renowned Berklee School of Music, Lupri's finely honed craft shines in luminescent colors with his third release as a leader. He garners consummate support from the dynamic duo of saxophonist Mark Turner and guitarist ...