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Scott Amendola, Wil Blades: Scott Amendola Vs Wil Blades: Greatest Hits

Read "Scott Amendola Vs Wil Blades: Greatest Hits" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il titolo del disco è ironico perchè il duo Blades-Amendola, pur esistendo da un decennio, non ha mai sfondato presso il grande pubblico e questo è il suo primo disco. Eppure dopo l'ascolto dell'album potreste chiedervi il perchè.
Wil Blades è da anni indicato dai critici di Down Beat tra i migliori organisti emergenti ...

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Scott Amendola vs. Wil Blades: Greatest Hits

Read "Greatest Hits" reviewed by Doug Collette

Hardly the adversarial enterprise its billing implies, Greatest Hits is not keyboardist Wil Blades' first duo with a master percussionist: he recorded Shimmy (Amulet, 2012) with Billy Martin (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame) in 2012. And any music lover who relished Martin's somewhat more abstract collaboration with keyboardist Medeski, Mago (Amulet, 2007) will be nevertheless ...

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Scott Amendola Trio: Lift

Read "Lift" reviewed by Troy Collins

A virtuosic salvo of dynamic trap set flourishes introduces “Tudo De Bom," the Brazilian-influenced number that opens Lift, the debut of the Scott Amendola Trio, reinforcing the fact that this drummer-led session has no intention of forgoing percussive invention in favor of austere compositional strategies.

A stalwart sideman to such notable West Coast improvisers as ...

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Scott Amendola Trio: Lift

Read "Lift" reviewed by Nick Millevoi

Scott Amendola is probably best known as the drummer with the Nels Cline Singers, a guitar trio with detailed compositions, high-energy improvisations, and an oft-exhibited ability to shift gears at a moment's notice. On Lift, his first album since 2005's Believe (Cryptogramophone), Amendola debuts his own take on the guitar trio format, with guitarist Jeff Parker ...