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Eagles: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Doug Collette

Sometimes a gift box is just a gift box and that's certainly true of Eagles' Legacy. Not to disparage its ample resources, this is not quite the definitive history of these commercial kingpins of the Seventies. But then, there's never been one, at least in any format similar to this: Selected Works (Elektra, 2000) comes close, ...

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Pericopes: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Prosegue con successo il percorso di Pericopes+1, qui al secondo album dopo l'allargamento a trio del duo del pianista Alessandro Sgobbio e del tenorsassofonista Emiliano Vernizzi, trio che già aveva realizzato nel 2015 l'eccellente These Human Beings. Stavolta i tre approdano all'etichetta Auand per pubblicare un disco registrato presso l'Artesuono di Stefano Amerio, frutto ...

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Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sei trombe, sei sax, quattro tromboni più la ritmica. È la formula di un ensemble di all stars, guidato dal magnifico compositore ed arrangiatore Gerald Wilson. Oggi novantatreeene, Wilson rimane il classico “musician's musician," amato da diverse generazioni di colleghi e addetti ai lavori ma poco noto al grande pubblico. Un autentico fuoriclasse che ha già ...

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Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The beauty of listening to an orchestra in fine form is like being treated to an oceanic swell of music that rises and falls, creating great harmonic waves of sound. This further regales the intellect with the swish of brushstrokes as the music changes in color, from sometimes thick, dark dripping shades, evoking brooding emotion to ...

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Stan Getz: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's a pleasant surprise: “previously unissued material" by tenor sax giant Stan Getz that by and large deserves to be more widely disseminated and heard. Legacy is comprised of five sessions spanning the years 1980-86, including three numbers with the Woody Herman Herd and another with Getz and pianist Jimmy Rowles performing Rowles' “The Peacocks." The ...

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Hiroshima: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

For a band as long-lived as Hiroshima--and one that has enjoyed as extensive a recording career--the gap in its career is the lack of a proper retrospective of 30 years in the music industry.Legacy represents both a celebration of Hiroshima's first decade and something of a compromise. Over 11 tracks the group revisits some ...

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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Ollie Bivens

Released one week after the sudden death of Jimmy Smith on February 8, the new album by organist Joey DeFrancesco was the last recording featuring Smith, the man who revolutionized the Hammond B-3 by creatively incorporating it into the jazz idiom. First playing the organ at age four and performing playing gigs at ten with Richard ...

Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by Dennis Hollingsworth

There have been many great practitioners of the Hammond organ in jazz history, including Shirley Scott, Groove Holmes, Charles Earland, and Larry Young. Today, Dan Wall and Larry Goldings have helped bring the organ back to the forefront. But perhaps no one can claim the overall impact of the late Jimmy Smith. His harmonic conception and ...

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Joey DeFrancesco with Jimmy Smith: Legacy

Read "Legacy" reviewed by John Kelman

When Joey DeFrancesco--a key player in the late-'80s Hammond B-3 organ revival while still in his teens--teamed up with organ legend Jimmy Smith in August of 2004, little did either know that Smith would pass away a scant six months later. If Smith was ailing, one would never know it from the result of those sessions. ...


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