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Rick Stone Trio: Fractals

Read "Fractals" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista americano Rick Stone divide il suo tempo fra didattica e concerti in area newyorkese. Dopo l'album Samba de Novembre, uscito nel 2004, si prende un bel po' di tempo di riflessione per giungere a questo Fractals che lo vede guidare un bel trio con il bassista Marco Panascia e il batterista Tom Pollard, ottimi musicisti che lo assecondano ...

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Rick Stone Trio: Fractals

Read "Fractals" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trio recordings hold a special place in jazz. Bass and drums, teaming with a piano or guitar, give the front man the most room for instrumental self expression (saxophone out front is a different matter). Though he may not be the busiest of guitarists in terms of recording, with a good stretch of time between Samba ...

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Al Ashley: These Are Them

Read "These Are Them" reviewed by Dennis Hollingsworth

In the liner notes to drummer Al Ashley's These Are Them, the title is given this meaning: “these are good times, enjoy them while you are able, for they will never return again." Not a bad way to approach life in general, and certainly appropriate for the immediacy necessary in the recording studio. The inclusion of ...

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Al Ashley: These Are Them

Read "These Are Them" reviewed by John Kelman

For listeners who picked up on the somewhat elusive guitarist Rick Stone's recent release, Samba de Novembro (Jazzand, '04), and liked what they heard, here's an opportunity to catch Stone in a completely different context. Drummer Al Ashley's These Are Them , originally released in '03 but only now seeing broader release, finds Stone and fellow ...

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Rick Stone: Samba de Novembro

Read "Samba de Novembro" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Guitarist Rick Stone brings an interesting history to this recording. A transplanted Ohioan, Stone has been a part of the New York jazz scene for some years now, and his debut recording, Far East with Kenny Barron, was released in '91. It has been a long interval getting back to the recording studio. Rick Stone explains ...

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Rick Stone: Samba de Novembro

Read "Samba de Novembro" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Rick Stone strums into Samba de Novembro 's opener, the title tune, with a clear, crisp, precise sound, joined twenty seconds later by Tardo Hamer's succinct and delicate piano notes--like raindrops into a pond. Up-tempo, fluid, an enticing South American mood. The guitar and piano--tangy versus sweet--bounce off each other nicely; and Matt Wilson, who ...

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Rick Stone: Samba de Novembro

Read "Samba de Novembro" reviewed by John Kelman

With so many guitarists out there mining the Jim Hall approach, it becomes challenging to find distinctive voices. Guitarist Rick Stone is certainly one to watch, but while establishing credibility on the New York scene he records infrequently, making it difficult to gain a foothold in the minds and ears of the listening public. Even more ...