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Gregg August Sextet: One Peace

Read "One Peace" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

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 ...