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Harold Land: A New Shade Of Blue

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If Harold Land had left nothing else behind him other than the 1960 Contemporary Records album The Fox, a place in jazz history would be secure. The disc not only featured some of the finest mid-period hard-bop tenor saxophone to come out of the West Coast, but in Land's frontline partner, Dupree Bolton, it showcased a ...

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I classici Xanadu - Seconda parte

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In questo nuovo blocco di riedizioni Xanadu, pubblicate dalla Elemental, dopo la puntata dedicata ai sassofonisti, ci occupiamo soprattutto di pianisti, ovviamente legati alla scuola bop secondo le preferenze stilistiche del produttore Don Schlitten: Kenny Drew, Dolo Coker e Barry Harris. Questi non sono leader in tutti i dischi ma il loro contributo è sempre centrale. ...

Curtis Amy: Mosaic Select 7

Read "Mosaic Select 7" reviewed by Colin Fleming

Relatively unknown as far as storming tenor players go, Texas-born Curtis Amy perhaps wasn't so storming after all, as this set suggests.

Familiar to rock fans for his solo on the Doors' “Touch Me, Amy was more restrained, more a player of shadings and touch, than his reputation and birthright might lead one to believe. These ...

Mosaic Select 7: Curtis Amy

Read "Mosaic Select 7: Curtis Amy" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Curtis Amy
Mosaic Select 7
Mosaic Records

I can still remember doing an interview with Mosaic's Michael Cuscuna several years back when I felt compelled to probe him about the lack of reissues from African American artists who happened to record for the Pacific Jazz label. Many still associate Richard Bock's imprimatur ...

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Curtis Amy: Mosaic Select 7: Curtis Amy

Read "Mosaic Select 7: Curtis Amy" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Although saxophonist Curtis Amy gained wide exposure taking solos on pop tunes like the Doors' “Touch Me" and Carole King's “It's Too Late," he was in fact a superior jazz musician, a soulful, warm hard bop Texas tenor, and a probing soprano soloist. He was also a provocative, wholly original composer. Between 1960 and 1963, Amy ...