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Katie Thiroux: Off Beat

Read "Off Beat" reviewed by Mark E. Gallo

Katie Thiroux has studied with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and bassist John Clayton, and the bassist/vocalist was awarded a scholarship to the Berklee, later teaching at the esteemed College of Music. Her resume is as impressive as it gets, but this is not a woman who rests on her laurels. Her instruments are her calling cards. ...

The Mark Masters Ensemble: Blue Skylight

Read "Blue Skylight" reviewed by Jack Bowers

California-based composer / arranger Mark Masters, who has already recorded salutes to Clifford Brown, Jimmy Knepper, Dewey Redman, Steely Dan, the Gershwin brothers and even the Duke Ellington saxophone section, directs his attention and considerable talents this time around to the music of a pair of legendary jazz trend-setters who were in many respects polar opposites: ...

The Mark Masters Ensemble: Blue Skylight

Read "Blue Skylight" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Mark Masters has made his name in the banderleader/arranger arena fronting The Mark Master Ensemble, in various forms, with personal tributes to past masters: saxophonist Dewey Redman, Duke Ellington, trumpeter Clifford Brown, and present master, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, who played as the featured artist on One Day With Lee (Capri Records (2000). These are all ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joshua Breakstone/The Cello Quartet: 88

Read "88" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Veteran guitarist Joshua Breakstone pays tribute to some of his favorite pianist/composers here. He tells a story about a fellow Berklee student (a saxophonist) who asked legendary saxophonist Sonny Stitt if he could sit in. Stitt shut him down with the question “how many keys on a saxophone?" The novice couldn't answer--there are 23--but everyone knows ...

Mike Jones Trio: Roaring

Read "Roaring" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The musical legacy of The Roaring Twenties is alive and kicking. For his second date on the Capri imprint, pianist Mike Jones decided to pull together a collection of Jazz Age nuggets and drop into the studio for a nonchalant session with bassist Katie Thiroux and drummer Matt Witek--a blue-chip rhythm duo whose musical stock has ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ken Peplowski: Enrapture

Read "Enrapture" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

How on earth do you successfully bind the music of Duke Ellington, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Fats Waller, Herbie Nichols, Bernard Herrmann, Peter Erskine, and Noël Coward into one coherent statement? The answer is simple: You don't, unless you're Ken Peplowski. Over the course of ten tracks from the aforementioned composers and other well-known tunesmiths, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joshua Breakstone: 2nd Avenue

Read "2nd Avenue" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Come rinverdire il mainstream contemporaneo? Secondo Joshua Breakstone, la risposta a tale quesito risiede nella varietà della disposizione timbrica. Gli arrangiamenti sono stati allestiti per arricchire la tavolozza armonica del canonico trio con chitarra-basso-batteria. Al felice esito del CD in esame contribuisce anche la dimensione melodica del violoncello, impiegato in ben cinque brani. È una piacevole ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ernie Krivda: Requiem For A Jazz Lady

Read "Requiem For A Jazz Lady" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's been over 40 years since tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda first appeared on record. In a career going back six decades he's released around 30 albums under his own name and appeared on many more. His tenor sound, often plaintive, is distinctive and affecting. On Requiem For A Jazz Lady the tenor is given a quartet ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Trio: Live In Bern

Read "Live In Bern" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Scheduled to play at the International Jazz Festival in the city of Bern, Switzerland in 2014, festival founder Hans Zurbrugg asked drummer Jeff Hamilton to bring his trio as the center-piece of the festivities that week. Also there the same week was saxophonist great Scott Hamilton adding another master of the jazz idiom to the lineup ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scott Hamilton & Jeff Hamilton Trio: Live In Bern

Read "Live In Bern" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Saxophone master Scott Hamilton and drum maestro Jeff Hamilton have over four decades of experience each in the world of mainstream, swinging, jazz. Despite those many years on the scene Live In Bern is their first release together. It's been a long wait, but it's been worth it.

Before the important discussion--about the music--a ...


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