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ARTICLE: RADIO

Pedro Melo Alves, Rich Halley and more

Read "Pedro Melo Alves, Rich Halley and more" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

the sonorous tones of the double bass echo throughout this episode, highlighted by a double hit of Israeli bassist Shay Hazan with music from new releases by his quintet and sextet, Argentina's Juan Bayon as well as Tom Abbs, and Kyle Motl with Abbey Rader's West Coast Quartet. You'll hear tracks from new albums by Pedro ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Humanization 4tet: Electricity

Read "Electricity" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Lo si era capito già nel 2009, quando uscì su Clean Feed Humanization 4tet, che il chitarrista Luís Lopes aveva trovato la proverbiale quadratura del cerchio arruolando il sax tenore del connazionale Rodrigo Amado e affidando la ritmica ai fratelli Aaron e Stefan González (di recente ascoltati a fianco del padre, il trombettista texano Dennis González, in Cape ...

July 2009

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Smoke Big Band

Smoke

New York City June 4, 2009

When the Smoke Big Band, under the direction of Bill Mobley, crowded onto the Smoke bandstand for its second set (Jun. 4th), the focus was on music by '80s-era Jazz Messengers alumni: Billy Pierce, Donald Brown and Mulgrew Miller. Mobley is a trumpeter, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Luis Lopes: Humanization 4tet

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Una pulsazione ipnotica con la cavata del contrabbasso che aggancia subito l’attenzione dell’orecchio, il ribollio della batteria che swinga libera, ed il groove di fondo è servito. Poi entra il tenore, ruvido quanto basta, note in economia per frasi suggerite, frastagliate, penetranti; infine la chitarra, elettrica ma dolce, avvolgente e naive, fuori da schemi e modelli riconoscibili. Si presenta così ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Luis Lopes: Humanization 4tet

Read "Humanization 4tet" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Another treasure trove of music is to be found in Clean Feed recording artist Luis Lopes. The guitarist's first recording even surprised label chief Pedro Costa as he artfully explains in the liner notes. Who knew?

Like so many of Clean Feed's discs, American listeners discover new sounds and new musicians with nearly every ...