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Lessmann - Geri - Galardini - Ghetti: Swing Chopin

Read "Swing Chopin" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se escludiamo che Django Reinhardt e Frédéric Chopin sono nati a cent'anni esatti di distanza (e proprio nel 2010 cade il loro anniversario), cos'altro hanno in comune? Fino ad ora nulla eccetto qualche improbabile reinterpretazione del grande autore polacco da parte del chitarrista zingaro. Nella sua discografia spiccano belle versioni del primo movimento del Concerto in Re min di Bach ...

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Royce Campbell feat. Gene Bertoncini: A Tribute to Charlie Byrd

Read "A Tribute to Charlie Byrd" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Sharing a rare commitment to the mastery of their instrument, jazz guitarists have a strong bond to an axe which – despite huge popularity in other genres – has by and large, seemed to elude jazz throughout the music’s history. When thinking of true non-crossover jazz guitarists, only a handful come to mind: Django Reinhardt, Charlie ...

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Royce Campbell: A Tribute to Charlie Byrd

Read "A Tribute to Charlie Byrd" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Jazz guitarists have a strong bond since they share a rare commitment to the mastery of the instrument’s place within that context (as opposed to other “more popular" styles). In a century when guitar became the most widely heard and played instrument--in non-jazz settings--jazz guitarists’ dedication to their trade is admirable because they represent a handful ...

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John Stein: Conversation Pieces

Read "Conversation Pieces" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Blessed are the eavesdroppers, for they shall overhear such consistently beguiling conversations as those between guitarist John Stein, reedmeister David “Fathead" Newman and their eloquent companions, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa and drummer Greg Conroy. Even though the guitarist “puts words in his mouth" (all of the compositions are Stein's), Newman evidently relishes the thought-provoking interplay, as this ...

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Steve Rochinski: A Bird in the Hand

Read "A Bird in the Hand" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Boston­based Steve Rochinski soars well above the commonplace with A Bird in the Hand, a well­crafted studio session that elicits a series of remarkable statements from the guitarist and his teammates. Rochinski is clearly a world­class player with immaculate technique, free­flowing ideas and an unwavering propensity to swing under any and all conditions. While Rochinski seems ...

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Steve Rochinski: Otherwise

Read "Otherwise" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is guitarist Steve Rochinski’s second album for Jardis Records, and the choice of music isn’t as engaging as on the first one; Otherwise, it’s an effective straight–ahead studio session that benefits greatly from the presence on the five quartet numbers of the brilliant young pianist Chip Stephens. On the one hand, Rochinski earns high marks ...

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John Stein: Portraits and Landscapes

Read "Portraits and Landscapes" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here’s an album that definitely lives up to its name, as guitarist John Stein and his colleagues paint a series of exquisite “pictures in sound,” all but one of which were written by Stein himself. The exception is the standard “Moonlight in Vermont,” given a pleasurable ride by Stein’s working trio (bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, drummer Greg ...

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Steve Rochinski: Otherwise

Read "Otherwise" reviewed by Bill Donaldson

A presence in the Northeast jazz scene, and certainly known by the students and faculty of the Berklee School Of Music, guitarist Steve Rochinski unfortunately was unable to scrape together the resources for more than a self-produced CD until recently. His “Until Further Notice" garnered the acclaim of those who heard it, but without distribution and ...

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John Stein: Portraits and Landscapes

Read "Portraits and Landscapes" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Jardis Records is the German counterpart of England's String Jazz label. Both concentrate on guitar music and performers. Here Jardis has reached across the Atlantic to put to a CD the styling of Boston's John Stein. Stein, who teaches harmony at the prestigious Berklee College, gathered together some like minded cohorts for a solid session of ...

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John Stein: Portraits and Landscapes

Read "Portraits and Landscapes" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Once in a while an artist comes along who simply takes you by surprise and that in turn is what keeps jazz the evolving and appealing art form that it is. Such is the case with guitarist John Stein, a mainstay on the Boston jazz scene and an established artist who certainly is deserving of wider ...