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Jentsch Group Quartet: Fractured Pop

Read "Fractured Pop" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Chris Jentsch is a guitarist who, from the evidence of this recording, enjoys splashing around in the wide pool of music between jazz and rock. His work here goes all the way from grooving hardcore jazz to ambient nature sounds with a lot of fun things going on in between those two poles.

The ...

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Chris Jentsch: Cycles Suite

Read "Cycles Suite" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista americano Chris Jentsch ci prende gusto con l'idea della suite. Dopo un primo lavoro dedicato alla città di Miami e un secondo dedicato al quartiere di Brooklyn (per leggerne la recensione clicca qui) adesso arriviamo alla conclusione del trittico con questo lavoro davvero ben riuscito che non è ispirato dal mood di una location geografica ...

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Jentsch Group Large: Brooklyn Suite

Read "Brooklyn Suite" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Guitarist/composer/arranger Chris Jentsch has produced a highly original forty-five minute work in the titular Brooklyn Suite, as well as two other new compositions. Jentsch has lived in the New York borough of Brooklyn since 1999 and pays homage to the sights and sounds of his adopted home. Jentsch did the same for another city on Miami ...

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Jentsch Group Large: Brooklyn Suite

Read "Brooklyn Suite" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A resurgence and appreciation of large ensemble jazz suites is on the rise, as witnessed in the acclaim attending recordings such as the Maria Schneider Orchestra's Grammy nominated Sky Blue(ArtistShare,2007). But while scores for larger collectives are not unusual, it is less common to find them centered on orchestra and guitar.

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Jentsch Group Large: Brooklyn Suite

Read "Brooklyn Suite" reviewed by Graham L. Flanagan

It's nice to see that some of that grant-money floating around out there is being put to good use. Such is the case with guitarist Chris Jentsch's Brooklyn Suite, a 2005 live recording of a complex-yet-highly rewarding suite for 18-piece ensemble. Underwritten by the American Composers Forum and the Jerome Foundation, the project takes full advantage ...