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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: From Maxville to Vanport

Read "From Maxville to Vanport" reviewed by Jack Bowers

From Maxville to Vanport is music with a purpose, saluting the courage and resilience of black Americans who helped build those cities in the '20s and '40s in the face of unrelenting prejudice and hostility and in so doing helped make the state of Oregon what it is today. The music is by Ezra Weiss, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Dave Wayne

On Before You Know It, pianist / composer Ezra Weiss provides convincing evidence for the continued health and well-being of good old, straight ahead, gimmick-free modern acoustic jazz. The archetype for Weiss' beefy band and punchy charts would include Art Blakey's expanded Jazz Messenger lineups, some of McCoy Tyner's larger groups from the early-to-late 1970s, or ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Portland State University professor Ezra Weiss is a prominent pianist and composer in his own right who has several recordings to his credit and is a three-time winner of the prestigious ASCAP Young Composer Award. A traditionalist who prefers the straight ahead and modern jazz styles, Weiss delivers another gem on Before You Know It [Live ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Recorded over two nights in Portland's Ivories Jazz Lounge during late-2013, Before You Know It [Live In Portland] is pianist and composer Ezra Weiss' seventh album and his first live recording.

Weiss' previous releases have featured big bands (Our Path To This Moment [Roark Records, 2012]) and trios (The Shirley Horn Suite [Roark Records, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss and The Rob Scheps Big Band: Our Path to This Moment

Read "Our Path to This Moment" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La prova orchestrale per un compositore di jazz è una meta ambita, un cimento, ma anche un rischio. Per i motivi più vari, da un certo momento in poi la letteratura per big band è entrata in un periodo di stanca, dal quale sempre più raramente sono emerse composizioni davvero innovative. Le difficoltà di gestione di una ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Dave Brubeck: Small Groups, Large Stature

Read "Dave Brubeck: Small Groups, Large Stature" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Dave Brubeck wasn't really a big-band kinda guy; in fact, he was seldom seen in groups larger than four or five. On the other hand, he was an extraordinary musician, one whose influence will no doubt be felt for generations to come. Brubeck, who remained active almost to the end of his life, died December 5 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss and The Rob Scheps Big Band: Our Path To This Moment

Read "Our Path To This Moment" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A veteran jazz artist and educator, Oregon-based Ezra Weiss is much more than a fine pianist; he is a talented composer and arranger nominated for Best Arranger under the Rising Star category of Downbeat Magazine's 60th Annual Critics Poll of 2012. Since graduating from the country's oldest music school (Ohio's Oberlin Conservatory of Music), Weiss has ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss: The Shirley Horn Suite

Read "The Shirley Horn Suite" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Per questo omaggio alla cantante Shiley Horn, il pianista Ezra Weiss, dopo alcuni dischi alla guida di organici di medie dimensioni, sceglie la formula del piano trio ed una scaletta che alterna cavalli di battaglia della Horn con composizioni originali. Raffinata pianista oltre che cantante, la Horn raggiunse un pubblico più, dopo decenni sulla scena jazzistica, grazie alle ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss: The Shirley Horn Suite

Read "The Shirley Horn Suite" reviewed by Wilbert Sostre

Portland based pianist/composer Ezra Weiss' fifth release is a tribute to Shirley Horn, who died in 2005 at age 71. Horn was an excellent pianist and sensitive vocalist, and a Grammy Award-winner in 1991, for Best Jazz Vocal Performance.

Weiss is certainly an extraordinaire composer, the winner of three ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ezra Weiss: The Shirley Horn Suite

Read "The Shirley Horn Suite" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pianist Ezra Weiss' love of Shirley Horn's music began in his youth, coming to fruition on lovingly crafted The Shirley Horn Suite, his tribute to the singer and pianist who died in 2005. A mix of originals and standards, his fifth album as leader is a sophisticated work, with some fresh compositions and terrific performances.