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Joan Stiles: Three Musicians

Read "Three Musicians" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

On the surface, Three Musicians is a smart collection of performances from a witty threesome, but closer observation reveals deep Cubist intent. In referencing one of Pablo Picasso's masterpieces, pianist Joan Stiles touches on a style of art that rarely finds an overt entrance into jazz, creating a layered, collage ideology within the very fabric of ...

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Joan Stiles: Hurly-Burly

Read "Hurly-Burly" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Back with her own unique take on the piano's place in jazz, the aptly named Joan “mistress of many Stiles presents a session with myriad influences in a variety of formats with her sophomore effort, Hurly-Burly. Her first release, Love Call (ZoHo, 2004), was a breath of fresh air that more than hinted at clever arranging ...

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Joan Stiles: Hurly-Burly

Read "Hurly-Burly" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Pianist, composer, bandleader and occasional vocalist Joan Stiles's terrific Hurly-Burly shows her skill at arranging, as well as being an ambitious tribute to her pianistic heroes. Here's hoping that it works this time, as her debut recording Love Calls (Zoho, 2004), which included a most impressive cast of Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Warren Vache, Benny Powell ...