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Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Non capita spesso di ascoltare dischi di notevole spessore. Pertanto, quando se ne presenta l'occasione è necessario, anzi doveroso, celebrarli con adeguata deferenza e, come oggetti preziosi, riservare loro un posto di assoluto rispetto nello scaffale che li accoglierà, posizionandoli di fianco ad altre opere del medesimo livello e, possibilmente, a portata di mano, così da ...

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Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Adventurous Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon is one of the most wide-ranging jazz guitarists working today, and one of the most prolific. This is his 19th album as a leader, and his third employing the “bassless trio" format, following Little River (Sazas, 2015) and Duality (Samo Records, 2011). British saxophonist Julian Argüelles (Loose Tubes, Django Bates, Carla ...

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Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

For a long time, Slovenian guitarist and composer, Samo Salamon, has pursued a particular path. His signature format has become the bassless trio and he has continued to find new possibilities in this relatively rare setting. The latest incarnation of the bassless trio consists of Salamon together with American powerhouse-drummer John Hollenbeck and the sophisticated British ...

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Samo Salamon: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran Slovenian jazz guitarist Samo Salamon has little use for the standards or contemporary traditional jazz music preferring instead, the more creative challenging landscape of today's modern jazz. With his nineteenth album as leader, the young guitarist explores the edges of the genre venturing into uncommon territory once again on Unity, where he continues employing his ...

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Larry Young: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Larry Young's best known record, Unity (Blue Note, 1966), addresses the Hammond B3's more challenging sonic tendencies first by good management of the instrument--blending volumes and stops to add subtlety and variation to the electrified sound--and then by adding some of the best sidemen available.

Now reissued by Music Matters on 45 RPM vinyl, ...

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Frank Wright: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Precocemente scomparso nel 1990, il tenorista Frank Wright non ha potuto godere di quella - seppur relativa - rivalutazione che ha riguardato negli ultimi anni molti artisti free. Folgorato sulla via di Ayler dopo una anonima militanza come bassista in ambiti r&b, Wright è stato testimone vivo della new thing newyorkese e ha trovato nell'etichetta ESP il “luogo" ...

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Frank Wright: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Nic Jones

The late Frank Wright focused on one aspect of Albert Ayler's work and attempted to run with it, but energy alone, however, as Ayler understood, was not a foundation strong enough to build the kind of music that holds attention. Unity, a previously unissued release which documents a live performance by Wright's quartet at the Moers ...

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Jamie Davis: It's a Good Thing

Read "It's a Good Thing" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il bravissimo cantante baritono Jamie Davis ha suonato con la big band che ha raccolto l'eredità di Count Basie e del suo cantante, il famoso Joe Williams, senza prestarsi ad improbabili operazioni di clonazione. Canta se stesso con la sua grande voce, senza temere confronti da alcuno dei colleghi che agiscono nella stessa tonalità, sovrano quando interpreta degli standard famosi e ...

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Jamie Davis: It's A Good Thing

Read "It's A Good Thing" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Singer Jamie Davis is from the San Francisco area and spent three years, starting in 2000, as the vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra. This debut recording owes a heavy debt to lessons learned from his experience with the Basie organization. In addition, the supporting big band on this album is comprised of Basie Band veterans ...

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Jamie Davis: It

Read "It" reviewed by Jim Santella

Vocalist Jamie Davis is a veteran of the Count Basie Orchestra. So are several of the sidemen who appear on this pleasant big band album. As they interpret a dozen familiar songs, you can feel the memories returning. Davis' clear, resonant baritone voice takes you out for a night on the town, and it leaves you ...