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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leslie Pintchik: You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!

Read "You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

On this, her sixth album, pianist Leslie Pintchik shows that she can compose distinctive melodies. All of the original compositions she does on this CD are bright and memorable and even the two standards she covers are given surprising arrangements.

She establishes herself from the beginning with the uniquely-titled “You Eat My Food." This turns ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Leslie Pintchik: You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!

Read "You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If they gave out awards for album titles, this one would surely be in the running for top honors. “You eat my food, you drink my wine, you steal my girl" is a harsh and odd phrase that rolls off the tongue like some sort of backwoods country accusation-turned-lament, but its origins are far more urban ...

Ben Allison: Layers of the City

Read "Layers of the City" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Giunto al dodicesimo disco in vent'anni di attività professionale, il contrabbassista e compositore di New Haven ha spesso cambiato organici e partner (solo il chitarrista Steve Cardenas resta una presenza costante da un decennio) ma il tratto distintivo della sua musica resta ben riconoscibile: lunghi temi cantabili su tempi spesso dilatati, in un variopinto tessuto metrico ...

Howard University Jazz Ensemble: Beatrice

Read "Beatrice" reviewed by Jack Bowers

One sure sign of spring is the arrival of the latest studio recording by the always exemplary Howard University Jazz Ensemble, a tradition that dates to 1976, one year after Fred Irby III (who remains its first and only music director) founded the Washington, DC-based ensemble. Unlike most of these enterprises, which are labeled HUJE followed ...

Maryanne DeProphetis: Tell A Star

Read "Tell A Star" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La ricerca vocale minimalista e astratta di Maryanne de Prophetis è troppo sofisticata per ottenere l'attenzione del grande pubblico ma mantiene un'audience affezionata nei club di New York City. Dal 2002 guida il trio col pianista Frank Kimbrough e il trombettista Ron Horton con cui ha pubblicato due dischi, A Glance nel 2005 e Lilacs in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tony Moreno: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Manhattan-native drummer Tony Moreno was born into and for music, his mother, Nina Dunkel Moreno, a noted harpist, pianist and educator. Oh, and he received his first drum kit at ten-years old from... Elvin Jones who became his early mentor and teacher. Moreno has had a long and storied career, filled with memories and mementos, many ...

Howard University Jazz Ensemble: HUJE 2015

Read "HUJE 2015" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In 1975, Howard University, a bulwark of higher education in our nation's capital since 1867, formed its first Jazz Ensemble and named a young trumpeter / educator, Fred Irby III, as director. One year later, Irby ushered the ensemble into a recording studio to verify its prowess, a tradition that has continued uninterrupted for forty years. ...

Leslie Pintchik: True North

Read "True North" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Leslie Pintchik's music has a magical draw to it. Perhaps it has to do with her pearly and softly pronounced piano work, at once circuitous and direct in the way it shapes and navigates expressive pathways. Or maybe it has to do with her compositional acumen. Her pieces, after all, have a way of registering and ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

The Best 2016 Jazz Summer Program: 12 Workshops + 24 Teachers + 120 Musicians + 42 Days Of Music; It's All Happening At The New York Jazz Workshop

The Best 2016 Jazz Summer Program: 12 Workshops + 24 Teachers + 120 Musicians + 42 Days Of Music; It's All Happening At The New York Jazz Workshop

From July 18th to August 28th, in the heart of Times Square, the New York Jazz Workshop's 8th summer series will feature the whos who of jazz music with Alan Ferber , Amina Figarova, Ari Hoenig, Chris Washburne, Dan Weiss, Dave Liebman, Dave Scott, Fay Victor, Frank Kimbrough, Jacob Sacks, Jocelyn Medina, John O’Gallagher, Kenny Wessel, ...

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Nuno Costa: Detox

Read "Detox" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

C'è un velo di malinconico lirismo, di nostalgico abbandono, nella musica di Nuno Costa che ricorda il carattere profondo dell'animo portoghese.
35 anni, operante a Lisbona nella nuova e stimolante scena musicale cittadina, il chitarrista è tornato sulle rive del Tejo da un decennio, dopo essersi diplomato con lode al Berklee College of Music ...