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Brian Charette: Good Tipper

Read "Good Tipper" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Nine of the eleven tracks on organist Brian Charette's Square One (Posi-Tone, 2014) were originals, but that doesn't mean he's uninterested in tackling the music of others. In fact, judging by this album, it would seem that he really digs digging into covers. Everybody from film score icon John Barry to tunesmith Jimmy Webb to saxophonist ...

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Carlos Abadie Quintet: Immersed In The Quest, Vol. 1

Read "Immersed In The Quest, Vol. 1" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Jersey City native Carlos Abadie has been a mainstay on the New York City jazz circuit for almost two decades. The trumpeter and composer has been a member of pianist Jason Lindner's big band and has worked with bassist Omer Avital and saxophonists Illinois Jacquet and Mark Turner. His debut as a leader, Immersed In The ...

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The Carlos Abadie Quintet: Immersed in the Quest, Vol. 1

Read "Immersed in the Quest, Vol. 1" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

It would be a misnomer to call the Carlos Abadie Quintet a new band; after all, the group has been around for a decade. But it is one of those anomalies of fate that it is not better known. It should, and the reasons are manifested on Immersed in the Quest, Vol. 1, which carries a ...

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Jordan Young Group: The Jordan Young Group

Read "The Jordan Young Group" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The Jordan Young Group is a terrific CD full of swing, spot-on timing, and beautiful melodies. The substitution of organist Brian Charette and guitarist Yotam Silberstein for the usual quartet line-up of bass and piano gives drummer Young's group a sonorous, spacious sound, and the disc's tasteful song selection nicely displays the musicians' considerable gifts.

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Jordan Young: Jordan Young Group

Read "Jordan Young Group" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's too early to tell if drummer Jordan Young's music will stand the test of time, but it's already evident that this isn't just a run-of-the-mill organ-based album. Rather than an all-too common blues-saturated affair, Young has made some wise choices, with repertoire selection topping the list. In fact, tenor saxophonist Joe Sucato's lone contribution, “JF ...

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Jordan Young Group: Jordan Young Group

Read "Jordan Young Group" reviewed by Chris Mosey

At best, the Jordan Young Group cooks like one of those hard bop organ-led outfits of the 1960s. At worst it PiNGs. The “PiNGs" are short clips from a long improvisation, credited on the sleeve as a composition by its initiator, organist Brian Charette, who calls it “a song with no consequences." Young says, “I felt ...

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Jordan Young Group: The Jordan Young Group

Read "The Jordan Young Group" reviewed by David Rickert

Organ albums have always been the comfort food of jazz. Buying one of the classics from the fifties and sixties, the line-up is almost certain (guitar and/or sax, drums, never a bass), and a bunch of songs that would satisfy some primal need for deep, funky grooves. However, this predictability ensured that a lot of them ...

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Jordan Young Group: Jordan Young Group

Read "Jordan Young Group" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On their self-titled debut. New York-based Jordan Young and his group go through a mix of different sounds, from a straight-ahead Hammond-based version of Cole Porter's “Every Time We Say Goodbye" to the more experimental “PinGs"--four short interludes spread throughout the disc that hint at the band's desire to tackle contemporary material while still keeping their ...