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Content by tag "Greg Osby"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Petros Klampanis: Chroma

Read "Chroma" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il terzo album da leader del bassista greco prosegue e sviluppa quanto espresso nel precedente Minor Dispute (Cristal Records, 2015): una musica melodicamente suggestiva, che fonde danzanti climi folk su eleganti e flessuosi arrangiamenti per archi. Dal disco d'esordio del 2011 inciso per l'etichetta di Greg Osby (Contextual Inner Circle Music) la formula strumentale viene confermata ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chris Tordini Trio, featuring Becca Stevens and Greg Ruggerio: Midnight Sun

Read "Midnight Sun" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The vinyl-only subscription label, Newvelle Records, enters the second half of its second season with the Chris Tordini Trio collection, Midnight Sun. Bassist Tordini is joined by vocalist Becca Stevens and guitarist Greg Ruggiero on a set of standards bookended by Ornette Coleman covers. The readings here are stripped of any superfluous trappings, allowing the individual ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

João Barradas: Directions

Read "Directions" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Since childhood, Portuguese accordionist João Barradas has been winning awards on his instrument at national and international level. His undoubted talent on his chosen instrument--and its midi version--is on display throughout Directions, his first album as leader. So, too, is his talent as a composer--all but one of the tracks are his original compositions.

Oded Tzur: Translator's Note

Read "Translator's Note" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Translator's Note is an outstanding release from the Tel Aviv native, now New York-based tenor saxophonist Oded Tzur. As he did on his debut outing Like a Great River (Enja Records, 2016), Tzur merges jazz and elements of Indian music. Rather than playing the two styles off each other, he finds the common ground between the ...

Jim Black, Óskar Gudjónsson, Elias Stemeseder, Chris Tordini: Malamute

Read "Malamute" reviewed by Vic Albani

Sembra che il signor Jim Black non sbagli praticamente mai un solo colpo. Il batterista di Seattle, dai primordi accanto a nomi faro quali quelli di Tim Berne, Ned Rothenberg o Dave Douglas e poi alle personali esperienze seminali di Pachora e AlasNoAxis è cresciuto come poche altre figure che nobilitano il movimento musicale del jazz ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Six St. Louis saxophonists you should know

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Six St. Louis saxophonists you should know

When talk turns to saxophonists from St. Louis, many knowledgeable music fans will associate our city with David Sanborn and World Saxophone Quartet founding members Hamiet Bluiett, Oliver Lake and Julius Hemphill. Sanborn, Bluiett, and Lake all grew up in this area, and Hemphill, though not a native, made an important contribution to the Black Artists Group ...

Tal Cohen: Gentle Giants

Read "Gentle Giants" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Surrounded by top-shelf support, pianist Tal Cohen makes a significant statement on Gentle Giants, his second album as a leader. Not content merely to demonstrate his formidable technique, he brings a unique compositional vision to his craft, pulling from his early exposure to Jewish folk music and an extensive immersion in classical composers like Chopin and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

PRISM Quartet with Joe Lovano at the Painted Bride

Read "PRISM Quartet with Joe Lovano at the Painted Bride" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

PRISM Quartet with Joe Lovano
Painted Bride Art Center
Heritage/Evolution
Philadelphia, PA
June 3, 2017

An optical prism breaks down white light into the distinct colors of the spectrum. For the PRISM Quartet, this analogy applies in two ways 1) the expression of the music in the four registers of ...

Erik Hove Chamber Ensemble: Polygon

Read "Polygon" reviewed by Pascal-Denis Lussier

Vancouver-born, Montreal-based alto saxophonist/composer Erik Hove is a compelling emergent leader, already a busy sideman on the city's scene, involved in all sorts of projects and playing with many local heavyweights since proving himself with the award-winning urban jazz Soundclash project he formed while in New York, studying with Greg Osby, and revived in Montreal, eventually ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Petros Klampanis Blends the Colors of Emotion and Experience into a Rich Portrait of Humanity on his first Large Ensemble Album, "Chroma"

Petros Klampanis Blends the Colors of Emotion and Experience into a Rich Portrait of Humanity on his first Large Ensemble Album, "Chroma"

Motéma Music Debut, out now, features the Bassist/Composer’s Gifted Jazz Quintet (Gilad Hekselman, Shai Maestro, John Hadfield, Keita Ogawa) with a Vivid String Section Recorded in association with The Onassis Foundation USA Bassist/composer Petros Klampanis has absorbed a vibrant palette of colors over the course of a varied musical life journey, including Mediterranean and Balkan folk music of ...