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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Patrice Jégou: If It Ain't Love

Read "If It Ain't Love" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Listening to Canadian vocal artist Patrice Jégou's second album, If It Ain't Love, one would never think that she once was a world-class professional figure skater. One would also immediately discern that she and her similarly world-class musical partners have delivered a perfect-10 performance.

Surrounded on the opener by Take 6's Mark Kibble ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Darrell Grant Black Art @ 25 Quartet at Birdland Theater

Read "Darrell Grant Black Art @ 25 Quartet at Birdland Theater" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Darrell Grant Black Art @ 25 Quartet
Birdland Theater
New York
January 16, 2019

In the tumultuous, twenty-five year interim since his debut, Black Art took the early to mid-'90s jazz community by storm. Pianist Darrell Grant has built for himself a solid, respected, and steady, if low-profile rep; an unapologetic, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bobo Stenson / Anders Jormin / Paul Motian: Goodbye

Read "Goodbye" reviewed by Achille Brunazzi

Avant-garde and jazz legacy: in 2005, the German ECM label released Goodbye, from Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson, bassist Anders Jormin and drummer Paul Motian. The record represents the most accomplished work in Stenson's discography, because it wonderfully and fully embraces the latest jazz musical concepts and the perfect interplay between its band members. The album recalls ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gary Peacock / Marc Copland: Insight

Read "Insight" reviewed by Martin Gladu

Chiefly known as pianist Keith Jarrett's choice bassist, Gary Peacock has nevertheless continually invested himself in a myriad of projects not involving his once marathoning employer. One such endeavor is this duet recording with pianist Marc Copland. Taped during his stint with Copland's New York Trio in May 2005 and October 2007, Insight captures the moodier, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

David Ashkenazy: Out With It

Read "David Ashkenazy: Out With It" reviewed by Martin Gladu

David Ashkenazy
Out With It
Posi-Tone
2009



The jazz drumming tradition abounds in models for emulation and study, and two such models stand out in importance. For its sheer power, Elvin Jones' work with saxophonist John Coltrane imposes itself on any serious student of the drum set. The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carlos Franzetti: Mambo Tango

Read "Mambo Tango" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

If you are a virtuoso like Carlos Franzetti, there may be several ways to work a piano when performing a solo, or indeed performing solo on this grand instrument. But then again, if you are Carlos Franzetti you can use your God-given abilities to make the instrument come alive to the full range of its myriad ...