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Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass

Read "Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

My first encounter with Panagiotis Andreou was while covering a bass workshop that included him along with the likes of Richard Bona (Zawinul Syndicate, Mike Stern), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Dwayne “Mono Neon" Thomas (Prince, Ghost Note) and Wes Stephenson (The Funky Knuckles). All of these players seemed humbled by each other's presence during the opening ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Francisco Mela: Ancestros

Read "Ancestros" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

One of the many fine musicians coming out of Cuba, Francisco Mela is an accomplished drummer/percussionist and composer. On Ancestros, his debut on the vinyl-only subscription label Newvelle, he has contributed seven original compositions to a collection that includes covers from Andrew Hill and Paul Motian. The album name--and its title track--are appropriated from Mela's prior ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Uri Gurvich: Kinship

Read "Kinship" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Nel cursus discografico di Uri Gurvich c'è qualcosa di prezioso come un progetto non estemporaneo, ma protratto sul lungo periodo. È questa ricerca di coerenza che ha portato il sassofonista israeliano ha registrare i suoi dischi insieme a un quartetto rimasto immutato negli anni: questo Kinship, uscito per Jazz Family, fa seguito ai due precedenti lavori ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Uri Gurvich: Kinship

Read "Kinship" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's all about fellowship, culture, and concordance of spirit and sound. Put simply, saxophonist Uri Gurvich's Kinship is diversity and unity in league.Gurvich's third release, following The Storyteller (Tzadik, 2009) and BabEL (Tzadik 2013), keys in on many of the same aspects as his earlier work. The music is a multicultural amalgam that speaks ...

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Cuban Drummer Francisco Mela Returns To New York's Cornelia Street Café To Lead The Crash + One

Cuban Drummer Francisco Mela Returns To New York's Cornelia Street Café To Lead The Crash + One

Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdés) will return to Greenwich Village's Cornelia Street Café to lead his ensemble, The Crash Trio + One, for a one-night performance on May 20, 2017. Joining him that evening will be Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano), and Gerald Cannon (bass). 2017 has been a busy year for ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Francisco Mela To Lead The Crash Trio + One At Upcoming Performance At Cornelia Street Café On February 24

Drummer Francisco Mela To Lead The Crash Trio + One At Upcoming Performance At Cornelia Street Café On February 24

On February 24, 2017, Cuban drummer Francisco Mela (Joe Lovano, McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdés) will lead his ensemble, The Crash Trio + One, for a one-night performance at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City. The show will feature Tony Malaby (tenor saxophone), Leo Genovese (piano), Santi Debriano (bass), alongside Mela on drums. Mela’s upcoming performance ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Francisco Mela & The Crash Trio: Fe

Read "Fe" reviewed by James Nadal

Since departing Cuba to study at Berklee in 2000, drummer Francisco Mela has been on a meteoric trajectory throughout the jazz dominion. In 2005 he joined the Joe Lovano Quartet, and in 2009 the McCoy Tyner Trio, all the while releasing three critically acclaimed albums as leader. Fe is his first venture with The Crash Trio, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Fabrizio Sotti Trio: Forty

Read "Forty" reviewed by James Nadal

As jazz guitar continues to evolve with the introduction of modern influences, some of the more distinguished players are going back to basics. Acknowledged as a remarkable accompanist who can cross genres at will, Fabrizio Sotti has also established himself as genuine guitar stylist. Forty is his fourth release as leader, which represents not only a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist Roy Mor To Tour Israel During March 2016

Pianist Roy Mor To Tour Israel During March 2016

Critically acclaimed New York based pianist/composer Roy Mor will perform a series of concerts in his native Israel during March 2016. He will be leading a trio featuring Ehud Ettun on bass (Fred Hersch, Danilo Perez, George Garzone) and Noam David on drums (Avishai Cohen, Omri Mor) along with special guests announced for each of the ...


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