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Greg Abate Quintet: Monsters in the Night

Read "Monsters in the Night" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Saxophonist Greg Abate is one of a host of talented players who are largely overlooked by the jazz media and thus remain unknown to many fans of the music because they have chosen to stay close to home rather than move to Chicago, Los Angeles or the Big Apple to enhance their stature. Abate, a professional ...

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Greg Abate Quintet: Monsters In The Night

Read "Monsters In The Night" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Jazz master and multi-saxophonist Greg Abate, long known as the “prince of bebop," has thirteen previous recordings as a leader to his credit. Harnessing his physical style of play and combining it with his versatility on the saxophones and flute, he has made one hair-raising and jaw-dropping album with Monsters In The Night, whose nine tracks ...

Greg Abate Quintet: Horace is Here

Read "Horace is Here" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If a new jazz listener asked me about hard bop sounds, I'd probably have to send them off to listen to recordings by drummer Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers--and pianist Horace Silver, too, on his brief collaboration with Blakey's unit, as well as their separate subsequent careers apart. These two musicians, along with drummer Max ...