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Gregg August: Four by Six

Read "Four by Six" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fattosi apprezzare e conoscere come componente del trio di JD Allen, il contrabbassista Gregg August porta avanti dal 2005 un percorso da leader, iniziato nel 2005 con Late August e proseguito con One Peace del 2007 e l'attuale Four by Six, inciso nell'estate 2011. Se i primi due lo vedevano a capo di sestetti, il titolo di questo ...

Gregg August Sextet: One Peace

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Hardbop e latin jazz. Sono i punti cardinali di questo secondo CD firmato da Gregg August, esponente di punta del jazz newyorkese contemporaneo. Dieci sono le tracce di questo bel lavoro, che altro non fa che confermare la completa cifra artistica del Nostro, peraltro brillante strumentista ed arrangiatore. Ancora una volta è la formula del sestetto ad ispirare la ...

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Gregg August Sextet: One Peace

Read "One Peace" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

When last heard from, Gregg August's debut, Late August (Iacuessa, 2005), left listeners with a smile for the bassist/composer's bipolar emphasis on Latin and hard bop interests.



One Peace indicates a new direction for August. While Late August took advantage of a number of high profile guest musicians including saxophonist Frank Wess ...

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Gregg August Sextet: One Peace

Read "One Peace" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

This is the second release by classical conservatory-trained New York-based bassist and composer Gregg August, an Assistant Bass Principal of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and a frequent collaborator with experimental composers collective Bang on a Can. One Peace is a more straight-ahead jazz showcase than August's Latin-flavored debut, Late August (Iacuessa Records, 2005). This time August worked ...

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Gregg August Sextet: One Peace

Read "One Peace" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Bassist Gregg August is a dynamic and vastly underrated arranger and composer. On One Peace he enhances a hard bop template with complex chord structures, layering of inimitable horn arrangements and echoes from other musical genres.

On “Nastissimo for example, trumpeter John Bailey, altoist Myron Walden and tenor man Stacy Dillard play almost ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Bassist Gregg August's pedigree is hard bop, and his trademark compositions have heads that examine every harmonic and melodic possibility and are almost stories unto themselves. His sextet recently played a lively set at New York's Fat Cat, and a few of the tunes they performed are featured on August's new album, the somewhat self-titled Late ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

This is a pretty intruiging and ambitious debut for upstate New York bassist/composer Gregg August. August wanted to have all of his musical experiences reflected on this first date. From education at SUNY-Albany, the Eastman School of Music, and Julliard, he became the principal bassist in La Orquesta Cuitat de Barcelona, Spain, and then lived in ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by John Kelman

More and more we seem to be witnessing a cross-pollination of musicians trained in one form of music, but ultimately actively engaged in another. Bassist Gregg August majored in classical performance when he attended the Eastman School of Music, but he also studied jazz forms with Bill Dobbins--another artist whose career has coexisted in both worlds--and ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Gregg August brings a diverse blend of elements to Late August, his debut recording as leader. The bassist finds a groove for Afro-Cuban music and mainstream jazz alike. While six of the nine tracks feature his sextet, he adds percussionists Ray Barretto and Wilson “Chembo Corniel on the first tune and goes in for a duet ...

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Gregg August: Late August

Read "Late August" reviewed by Norman Weinstein

In case you've been wondering what other bassist besides Dave Holland is making adventuresome big band recordings, wonder no more. Bassist Gregg August has just released his first disc as a leader--and what a honey of a big band achievement it is. His nine original tunes, and ensemble playing showcasing eleven musicians of extraordinary skill and ...