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Aimee Allen: Matter of Time

Read "Matter of Time" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Aimée Allen has a wonderful ear for beauty; fluent in two romantic languages, French and Portuguese, Allen's warm timbered voice also is fluent in conveying passionate phrases that seem to be wholly heart felt. Matter of Time (Azuline Music) is her latest musical offering that contains highly original music and lyrics penned by Allen dealing with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jacob Melchior: It's About Time

Read "It's About Time" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In It's About Time del batterista Jacob Melchior ascoltiamo brani originali alternati, o ibridati, con diversi evergreen del classico repertorio jazzistico. Da dietro i tamburi Melchior dirige il Trio de SUM - che si compone anche del pianista Tadataka Unno e del bassista Hassan JJ Shakur - facendo leva su qualità ritmiche d'assoluta levatura e si diletta nel creare percorsi ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jacob Melchior: It's About Time

Read "It's About Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The art of the trio often takes shape in a variety of ways. Many of today's leading three-piece groups rely on a difficult-is-better approach, reveling in rhythmic trickery, harmonic complexity and melodic fragmentation. Others choose to distill everything down to bare essentials but, in doing so, run the risk of playing dumbed-down lounge jazz that's generic ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Jazz International

Read "Jazz International" reviewed by Nick Catalano

More and more recordings from offshore jazz musicians keep arriving in my mailbox each month and they are beginning to outnumber domestic releases. This is an obvious sign of the exponential growth of internationalism in the music and a signal to American jazz critics that their reviewing responsibility must include ample coverage of this phenomenon.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jacob Melchior: It's About Time

Read "It's About Time" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tucked away in a very excellent piano trio offering, drummer Jacob Melchior's It's About Time, is a single vocal performance by Frank Senior of the Coots/Lewis standard, “For All We Know."

Pianist Tadataka Unno and bassist Hassan JJ Shakur provide a very gentle undercurrent beneath Senior's smoky, Jon Hendricks-influenced vocals. Unno and Shakir, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jacob Melchior: It's About Time

Read "It's About Time" reviewed by Jack Huntley

The album's title is certainly not the ultimate description of Jacob Melchior's It's About Time, but it's a great place to start. Melchior, a precise but fluid drummer whose insightful phrasing and timing patterns influence the tone and sprit of each tune, combines with pianist Tadataka Unno and bassist Hassan JJ Shakur to deliver a swinging, ...

Ken Greves: The Face Of My Love

Read "The Face Of My Love" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

On The Face of My Love, countertenor Ken Greves answers what could well be an eternal question: Why make another album about love? And he does so emphatically: Because there may be a more complete way to tackle its rainbow of moods and feelings. It is very possible that no one in recent memory has gotten ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Seleno Clarke: Bringing The Music Back To Harlem

Read "Seleno Clarke: Bringing The Music Back To Harlem" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Seleno Clarke
American Legion
248 W. 132nd St., New York City
Jazz went east in the 1920s and '30s, moving from New Orleans and Chicago to Harlem. But jazz left Harlem in the 1960s, when it moved to clubs downtown and R&B and rock began to take over. Music in general began to leave; for ...


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