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Nick Russo: Ro

Read "Ro" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Opera prima, autoprodotta, questo album è una sintesi del percorso musicale del chitarrista Nick Russo. Brani risalenti a periodi diversi, eseguiti con organici diversi, e caratterizzati da atmosfere piuttosto distanti tra loro. Alcuni schiettamente jazz, altri permeati da venature brasiliane, altri ancora cantati. Come spesso accade quando c'è molta carne al fuoco, l'album mostra anche una ...

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Nick Russo + 11: Ro

Read "Ro" reviewed by Tom Greenland

Ro is yet another release from a relatively unknown jazz journeyman who has been paying (and playing) his dues in the five-borough area; after hosting a series of underpaid late-nite jam sessions, endless society gigs and teaching, guitarist Nick Russo is finally strumming his stuff for the larger arena of jazz fandom. It's been worth the ...

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Nick Russo + 11: Ro

Read "Ro" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Ro is a wild ride for the guitarist Nick Russo and his group, displaying a number of his original compositions in a variety of settings. The guitarist seems determined to combine his interest in Indian music with jazz. The other eleven musicians also provide different textures for several of these tracks. Nick Russo is from Selden, ...

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Nick Russo + 11: Ro

Read "Ro" reviewed by John Kelman

In an ever-shrinking world, musical eclecticism is now becoming the norm. Still, artists need to be able to channel their varied musical sources into a focused voice. Ro is a broad-reaching affair that demonstrates guitarist Nick Russo's not insignificant improvisational and compositional strengths, but also feels a bit too much like a grab bag. Within this ...

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Nick Russo + 11: Ro

Read "Ro" reviewed by Jim Santella

With varied tastes in the field of modern jazz, guitarist Nick Russo covers a wide range. He loves to interject sensual themes into his work, portraying a romantic vision as well as a consonant landscape that both rest on pleasurable experiences. They're Russo's compositions, and they represent deep feelings.

Miles Griffith sings on three ...