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George Lewis: The George Lewis Solo Trombone Record

Read "The George Lewis Solo Trombone Record" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Si può cominciare dalla fine. E dire che la versione di “Lush Life" di Strayhorn è una tra le più belle mai incise. Una carezza lirica, un vibrato felino, in cui Lewis omaggia la tradizione imprescindibile, dopo averla frantumata per tutta la durata di una seduta davvero storica. Solo Trombone Record, anno 1976, ha una forza ...

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Anthony Braxton: Trio and Duet

Read "Trio and Duet" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Nuova edizione per Trio and Duet, splendido album di Anthony Braxton datato 1974, l'ultimo prima dell'importante contratto con la Arista e della improvvisa e sorprendente fama del compositore e sassofonista di Chicago. Fino a quel momento Braxton aveva lottato non poco per veder riconosciute le sue ambizioni di compositore, qui documentate dalla prima facciata del vecchio ...

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Anthony Braxton: Trio and Duet

Read "Trio and Duet" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Multi reed player and composer Anthony Braxton has been called a genius by some and for very good reason. He is one of the most restlessly innovative and intelligently idiosyncratic contemporary musicians. He seamlessly erases the boundaries between the composed and the improvised and his works brim equally with fresh and progressive ideas as well as ...

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Buddy Tate: Texas Tenor

Read "Texas Tenor" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist George “Buddy" Tate came to prominence in the 1930s with his hard swinging style and robust and resilient tone. His sound mellowed and matured like a fine spirit throughout a long and busy career but his approach did not veer far from his original fashion of playing, dubbed Texas Tenor. The 1978 Sackville record is ...

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Anthony Braxton: Trio and Duet

Read "Trio and Duet" reviewed by Troy Collins

Vanguard composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton has long inspired debate among conservative critics as to whether or not his urbane contributions should be considered part of the jazz canon; oblique strategies notwithstanding, Braxton's abstruse efforts rarely swing in a conventional sense, forever fuelling the argument. Nonetheless, Arista Records signed Braxton to a six year contract late ...

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Don Pullen: Richard's Tune

Read "Richard's Tune" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Idiosyncratic pianist Don Pullen's debut as a leader, Richard's Tune (Sackville, 1974) already bore marks of his unique style and singular improvisational approach. Delmark reissued this superb solo outing in 2014 augmenting it with previously unreleased material from the same session making it all the more satisfying.

Pullen peppers “KaDiJi," one of the bonus works ...

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Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Live At "A Space" 1975

Read "Live At "A Space" 1975" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Canadian label Sackville released a series of exceptional albums throughout its forty plus year existence. A fair number of these document free-jazz concerts by American luminaries that took place in its hometown of Toronto. When the company folded, Chicago based Delmark purchased its Avant-Garde catalogue and has released expanded versions of these records on CD.

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Dick Hyman: In Concert at the Old Mill Inn

Read "In Concert at the Old Mill Inn" reviewed by Ken Dryden

During his lengthy professional career, pianist Dick Hyman has been a first-call studio player for many kinds of music, in addition to being able to play any style in the history of jazz. As well as being a sideman with Benny Goodman, Hyman worked in a duo with the late cornetist Ruby Braff, played pipe, Hammond ...

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Junior Mance: Groovin' with Junior

Read "Groovin' with Junior" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

Nearing 80, Junior Mance is among the last still-vigorous performers of his generation, the master of a blues-drenched piano style that fuses bop harmony and block chords with tremolos and funky pentatonics. His biography is also his tradition, including stints with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie and Dinah Washington.

Mance has visited Toronto ...

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Harry Allen and Joe Temperley: Cocktails For Two

Read "Cocktails For Two" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Swing is the thing on this enormously enjoyable outing by baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley and tenor saxophonist Harry Allen. The album features the 77-year-old Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra stalwart Temperley and the 40-year-old ex-wunderkind Allen leading a superbly sympathetic rhythm section (John Bunch on piano, Greg Cohen on bass and Jake Hanna on drums) in front ...