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Content by tag "Pete Mills"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Detroit Bop Quintet: Two Birds

Read "Two Birds" reviewed by Mark Corroto

On December 21st 1947 Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach recorded four Parker compositions for Savoy at United Sound Systems recording studio in Detroit, Michigan. Parker's Quintet was in town for two weeks, performing and backing Sarah Vaughan at the El Sino Club. It appears that Parker hustled to lay down ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Mills: Sweet Shadow

Read "Sweet Shadow" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Canadese di nascita ma statunitense d'adozione, Pete Mills pubblica il suo quarto disco confermando alcuni abituali partner, come il propulsivo batterista Matt Wilson o il chitarrista Pete McCann (entrambi in Art and Architecture del 2004).
Siamo in pieno straight ahead jazz ma la fantasia e l'inventivo groove del leader trovano piena risposta nei partner ...

Martin Wind Quartet: Turn Out the Stars

Read "Turn Out the Stars" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Has an artist ever been characterized as a hopeful romantic? If not, then let us nominate Martin Wind, not as hopeless, but a bullish and inspiring romantic. His quartet and the 36- piece Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana tribute to pianist Bill Evans Turn Out The Stars marries his talents, both as a jazz bassist/bandleader and orchestral arranger. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Mills: Sweet Shadow

Read "Sweet Shadow" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A lot of words have clicked out of the keyboards concerning the possible demise of the compact disc. Maybe CDs will suffer the extinction, maybe not. But one thing is sure: saxophonist Pete Mills' Sweet Shadow is an excellent argument for the survival of the species.

On his fourth release as a leader, Mills ...

Pete Mills: The Anatomy Of A Jazz Release

Read "Pete Mills: The Anatomy Of A Jazz Release" reviewed by Mark Corroto

I'm here to tell you that everything you thought about the making of a modern jazz records is wrong. The notion that there are talent agents selling concepts to record companies--wrong. That bands work on tunes, perfecting them for months before entering the studio--wrong. That jazz musicians make money from records--again, wrong.

I had ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Mark Corroto

Read "Meet Mark Corroto" reviewed by AAJ Staff

I currently live in: Delaware, Ohio.

I joined All About Jazz in: 1999

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? AAJ has a “No-Snobs" approach to jazz that tolerates both the Wynton neo-moldy figs, my free jazz and avant leanings, fusion, and even some rock.

How do you contribute to ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Marching to a Jazz Tempo

Read "Marching to a Jazz Tempo" reviewed by Jack Bowers

March came in like a lion in Albuquerque with no less than four blue-chip jazz concerts in the first five days, three of which I attended, passing on the first (the Charlie Christian Project featuring guitarist Michael Anthony and trumpeter Bobby Shew at The Outpost Performance Space) because Betty and I had seen basically the same ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Mills: Fresh Spin

Read "Fresh Spin" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Tenor saxophonist Pete Mills doesn't chart new musical frontiers on this 2007 release. On the contrary, he just gets it done the good old fashion way via lots of gusto, oomph and up-tempo grooves, performed with his estimable band-mates. Mills regenerates the jazz organ combo vibe here, complete with soul/funk, swing and meaty underpinnings provided by ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Mills: Art and Architecture

Read "Art and Architecture" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

If there is one defining aspect about Pete Mills, it is his ability to pave a path that is in direct communication with his listeners. Though he often shows a big, brawny disposition, he never overplays his hand. And while there is turmoil and a roiling heat as he takes the high post-bop road, he also ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pete Mills: Art and Architecture

Read "Art and Architecture" reviewed by Jim Santella

Straight-ahead jazz combines pleasant memories with fresh energy when it's created by a unit such as Pete Mills' quintet. His lovely tenor saxophone tone soothes while it cascades around the room. The session remains peaceful and quiet throughout. Mills stretches out on up-tempo romps and lays back casually for lyrical ballads.

With the pared-down ...


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