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Matthew Silberman: Questionable Creatures

Read "Questionable Creatures" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The concept of straight-line status quo and normalcy powers plenty of artists along their journey of creation, but saxophonist/composer Matthew Silberman prefers the not-so-normal. The Salvador Dali-esque artwork that accompanies his album, and the population of questionable musical creatures that inhabit his world, are easy-to-read signs that point to a surrealist streak in Silberman's work. But, ...


Greg Ruggiero: Balance

Read "Balance" reviewed by Farrell Lowe

With Balance, guitarist Greg Ruggiero makes it clear that he is an artist with something to say, both through his instrument and his writing. This is not to imply that the music is a template for showy pyrotechnics, but rather a display of subtle technique and thoughtful composition. His pieces have the dynamic feel and grace ...

Greg Ruggiero: Balance

Read "Balance" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L’inizio è deludente, perché “Answer“, il primo brano di Balance, è un concentrato di luoghi comuni del credo jazzistico. Se i nuovi talenti, come recita l’etichetta catalana, si limitano a replicare linguaggi, atmosfere, architetture, sonorità che hanno già vissuto il loro periodo d’oro, c’è poco da essere allegri sul futuro della musica improvvisata. Poi, fortunatamente, qualcosa cambia. Le sonorità ...

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