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Kerry Politzer: Below the Surface

Read "Below the Surface" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Kerry Politzer's relocation to Portland, Oregon seems to have given her music a boost. Always a fine mainstream artist, whether working the trio or quartet modes on Blue in Blue (Piloo Records, 2010) or Labyrinth (Palisonic Records, 2005), now her first “Portland disc," Below the Surface, finds her in a common quintet setting--trumpet/saxophone and rhythm ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Thomas Barber's Janus Bloc: Snow Road

Read "Snow Road" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Supera nel modo più brillante la sua prova da leader, Thomas Barber, con un disco che evidenzia le sue doti di strumentista, compositore e arrangiatore. Nato a Mosca 29 anni fa ha iniziato vincendo alcuni contest internazionali, ha perfezionato i suoi studi negli Stati Uniti alla Julliard e nel 2004 s'è trasferito a New York dove ha composto per Steve ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Thomas Barber's Janus Bloc: Snow Road

Read "Snow Road" reviewed by Troy Collins

In ancient Roman mythology, Janus, the god of gates, doorways, beginnings and endings, was often depicted with two heads facing in opposite directions--one looking to the past, the other to the future--making him an appropriate signifier for music that embraces a range of historical traditions. Snow Road is the debut recording of trumpeter and recent Julliard ...


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