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Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Bassist Dan Loomis, Drummer Ronen Itzik Shine In Live Performance Video

Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Bassist Dan Loomis, Drummer Ronen Itzik Shine In Live Performance Video

Last May, the Ukrainian pianist Vadim Neselovskyi released his trio's debut recording Get Up and Go (May 19, Jazz Family and Neuklang Records) with bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Ronen Itzik, and the three musicians have been burning up stages around the world ever since. Their spring performance at jazzahead! 2017 in Bremen, Germany is a ...

Vadim Neselovskyi: Get Up And Go

Read "Get Up And Go" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Ukrainian pianist Vadim Neselovskyi has an affecting, organic sound that draws more from classical and folk idioms than the usual jazz materials. It can range from fragile to overpowering and on this CD, it allows him to establish a strong, individual presence in the crowded piano trio field.

On fast pieces like “On A Bicycle" ...

Tamuz Nissim & George Nazos: Liquid Melodies

Read "Liquid Melodies" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This meaningful title perfectly encapsulates the combined sonics of Israeli vocalist Tamuz Nissim and Greek guitarist George Nazos. When these two pair up they manage to develop a hydrous happening full of mellifluous designs, clear flowing thoughts, and dulcet tones. They're fluid in action, fluent in various dialects of the jazz language, and full of interesting ...

Assaf Kehati Trio: Naked

Read "Naked" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Guitarist Assaf Kehati's Naked is, as the title insinuates, an adornment free celebration of melody in a spare and intimate setting. Unlike his two earlier recordings Naked features Kehati without a saxophonist and with a new rhythm duo on an introspective set of his expressive originals and three standards.

On the cinematic “The Horses' Fight" ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Assaf Kehati Trio: Naked

Read "Naked" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A progressive jazz guitarist with a preference for the electric strings and a light touch, Assaf Kehati unveils his third album Naked since arriving from Israel in 2007 and establishing himself as a modern force to be reckoned with. Kehati offers an album of primarily original music conveying a story behind every piece beginning with the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Assaf Kehati Trio: Naked

Read "Naked" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Guitarist Assaf Kehati has never been one to hide behind the impenetrable or the opaque; his art has always been centered on clarity of thought and communicative expressionism, yet he's reached a new level of musical directness and comprehensibility with Naked.

On this, his third release, Kehati winnows away anything that could remotely ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Tammy Scheffer: Wake Up, Fall Asleep

Read "Tammy Scheffer: Wake Up, Fall Asleep" reviewed by David Rickert

Tammy Scheffer
Wake Up, Fall Asleep
Inner Circle Music
2011

Tammy Scheffer is a singer of few words. Other that the standard “When You Wish Upon A Star," none of Wake Up, Fall Asleep, Scheffer's 2010 debut recording, has any lyrics. Other than “Star," Scheffer composed all of the songs herself, ...

Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality

Read "Augmented Reality" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Collaborative trios are a tricky business. While all three members might set out to form an equal musical partnership, that rarely happens. Sometimes the instrumentation dictates the focal point, as with the fascinating group, Fly--drummer Jeff Ballard, bassist Larry Grenadier and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner--which is as democratic as they come, yet the horn draws the ...

Seung-Hee: Waiting

Read "Waiting" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

With a voice that is a lovely as a songbird coupled with exquisiteness, singer Seung-Hee's Waiting is a refreshing jazz vocal debut. Born in Seoul, South Korea, the composer/singer lives and performs in New York City, where her craft is a product of her academic studies in Seoul and Berklee College of Music in Boston, and ...


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