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Content by tag "Pete Malinverni"

Pete Malinverni: Heaven

Read "Heaven" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

New York City-based pianist Pete Malinverni is a spiritual man. It's a side of his musical personality that he explores with depth and clarity on Heaven, a mostly trio affair that puts his succinct feel for the sacred, his supple and exquisite touch and his improvisational elan in the forefront on a gorgeous set of music. ...

Pete Malinverni: Heaven

Read "Heaven" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

Perhaps church would be fashionable again amongst lapsed Christians if every church had musicians at the spec of Pete Malinverni. We have, in part, much to admire of the LA based Newman family for their reach in music and its training, in which composer, Anthony Newman was an insightful mentor to Malinverni's dedication. It would seem ...

Rosario Bonaccorso: A Beautiful Story

Read "A Beautiful Story" reviewed by Mark Corroto

What does Theodore Roosevelt have do do with jazz? The saying “speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far," is attributed to the American President (1901-1909). What isn't well known is that he borrowed the proverb from West Africa. Which brings us full circle to African Americans, and, of course, jazz. That same ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2

Read "Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz Education: The Next Generation explored how the early days of music and--specifically--jazz music was approached through various channels of formal education. The long, arduous process of creating an accepting environment for jazz education necessitated moving the art form from a vaudevillian status through a firewall of academic elitism and prejudice to a ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Spike Wilner On Playing For Listeners

Spike Wilner On Playing For Listeners

Spike Wilner is a pianist who operates two jazz clubs in jny: New York City with his partners Chris Borden and Lee Kostrinsky. Smalls and Mezzrow are within a short walk of one another in Greenwich Village. They present familiar artists like Lew Tabackin, Frank Lacy, Pete Malinverni, Johnny O'Neal and Wilner himself, as well as ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The View From The Back Of The Band: The Life And Music Of Mel Lewis

Read "The View From The Back Of The Band: The Life And Music Of Mel Lewis" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The View From The Back Of The Band: The Life And Music Of Mel Lewis
Chris Smith
399 pages
ISBN: #978-1-57441-574-2
University Of North Texas Press
2014

“Good drummers were a rarity and that's all there was to it. There's no ego problem involved, it's just there weren't ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases of 2010

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases of 2010" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

These are the CDs that never roamed away from the current listening shelf.

Jessica Williams

Touch

Origin Records

Masterpiece isn't a word to be tossed around lightly. Jessica Williams, with the eighty-eight piano keys and a lifetime of musical immersion, has created one with this recording.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Malinverni Trio: A Beautiful Thing

Read "A Beautiful Thing" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The great tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins once said: “[music]...if you don't make mistakes you're not really trying." Pianist Pete Maliverni seems to have taken this statement to heart, going into the studio with his working trio--bassist Lee Hudson and drummer Eliot Zigmund--to record A Beautiful Thing, producing a music full of inspired flexibility, much like what ...

Take Five With John Troy

Read "Take Five With John Troy" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet John Troy:

John Troy has had a rich affinity towards the performance and development of his music since beginning the saxophone at age twelve. After showing exceptional ability in the classical realm throughout middle school, and with the tutelage of William Eicher, his attention gradually turned toward the study of jazz saxophone.

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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

NYC: Ron Kaplan Sings New York! July 10 and 11, 2009

NYC: Ron Kaplan Sings New York! July 10 and 11, 2009

Great American Songbook Preservationist and classic-jazz-standards singer Ron Kaplan is making a rare concert appearance in New York City on July 10 and 11 to present his “New York Song Collection" (a select group of songs taken from his album entitled New York). Kaplan will perform at Feinstein's at the Regency Hotel, located at 540 Park ...


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