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Marcello Pellitteri: Acceptance

Read "Acceptance" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

From branches of sadness have sprouted leaves of affirmation, and these are their songs.

As the first in a series of albums dedicated to Marcello Pellitteri's late daughter, Veronica (1991-2014), Acceptance marks a turning point in the renowned drummer's career that no one could have foreseen. Despite its mournful theme, the album is filled ...

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Marcello Pellitteri: Acceptance

Read "Acceptance" reviewed by Jim Olin

A heavy air of melancholy hangs over award-winning drummer/composer Marcello Pellitteri's new album Acceptance. There is a serious reason for this, a tragic one, in fact. The record is dedicated to Pellitteri's daughter Veronica, who died at a young age nearly two years ago. The pain of loss can be keenly felt on several tracks on ...

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Vana Gierig: Making Memories

Read "Making Memories" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Quarto CD da leader ed esordio con la Enja per il pianista tedesco Vana Gierig, studi bostoniani e illustri collaborazioni con Eddie Gomez e Wynton Marsalis, oltre che con Paquito D'Rivera, ospite anche in questo Making Memories.

Il lavoro ruota attorno al trio di Gierig, che lo vede accanto al batterista Marcello Pellitteri ...

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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Read "Jazz Brasil" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Flautist Mark Weinstein has been a major force in the Latin jazz genre for some time, releasing projects almost yearly. Though the body of his discography falls squarely within the Afro-Cuban form which remains his passion, he has slowly gravitated towards the Brazilian sound, releasing three Brazilian-style projects, for Jazzheads, since 2005. On Jazz Brasil, Weinstein ...

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Mark Weinstein: Jazz Brasil

Read "Jazz Brasil" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz Brasil continues flautist Mark Weinstein's odyssey through the world of Latin jazz. The former trombonist-turned-philosophy-professor-turned-flute-phenom has delivered a steady stream of Latin jazz releases that highlight material from well-known Latin American composers, deal with original material, and deliver Latin-ized takes on jazz classics. His previous release, Timbasa (Jazzheads Records, 2010), tackled Cuba with percussion-heavy gusto, ...