Content by tag "Columbia"

Meet Tom Wells

Read "Meet Tom Wells" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Born and raised in that other “capital of jazz"--jny: Kansas City, birthplace of Charlie Parker--Super Fan Tom Wells, along with long-time jazz date, his wife, Geri St. Clair (a future Super Fan--stay tuned!), is a huge supporter of the local scene. How huge? Well, Tom and Geri once followed the University of Missouri Kansas City's Jazz ...

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Wynton Marsalis: From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

Read "From the Plantation to the Penitentiary" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Un colto quanto sterile esercizio di alessandrinismo. Si potrebbe definire così la più recente produzione discografica di Wynton Marsalis, qui a capo di un giovane sestetto in cui ha grande spazio la voce scura, agile ritmicamente della vocalist Jennifer Sanon. Un'opera indubbiamente piacevole e ben congegnata, ma senz'anima. È il frutto di un 'accurata opera di catalogazione di alcuni ritmi ...

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James Chirillo: Sultry Serenade

Read "Sultry Serenade" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Move. James Chirillo debuts as a leader with a superb guitar jazz disc. As soon as I would like to compare Mr. Chirillo to, say, a Joe Pass, a Herb Ellis, or a Charlie Byrd, I would just as soon say he was a Teddy Wilson on guitar. Urbane, that is how I would describe James ...