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Julian Shore: Which Way Now?

Read "Which Way Now?" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

L'inizio è promettente. Archi che aprono gentilmente le danze, sinuosi e senza smancerie, accordi di pianoforte che introducono la melodia, il dialogo tra le parti intimista, ricco di suggestioni, evocativo, con piccole anomalie che esaltano l'armonioso incedere complessivo.

Poi Wich Way Now si incanala verso un'esercizio di stile. Tutto perfettamente calibrato, la precisione ...

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Francisco Pais' Lotus Project: Verde

Read "Verde" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Despite this album's title, it's not a monochromatic musical affair. In fact, it's one of the most kaleidoscopic offerings to touchdown in 2016.

Guitarist Francisco Pais pulls together a collection of New York's finest young-ish guns to breathe life into his variegated works--pieces that alternately touch on everything from indie rock to modern ...

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Julian Shore: Which Way Now?

Read "Which Way Now?" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If the jazz world decided to elect a single questioning phrase to sum up its craft, this album title would be a great candidate. With three words and a single punctuation mark, the very heart of jazz--a music of infinite decision(s), not indecision, as some may (mis)read that--is laid out for all to see. Those who ...

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Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East

Read "Live at 800 East" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nato ad Atlanta ma stabilitosi a New York nel 2009, il bassista e compositore Michael Feinberg è uno dei migliori jazzmen emergenti del decennio. Poco più che 25enne ha già inciso alcuni dischi a suo nome, tra cui spicca l'Elvin Jones Project, registrato nel 2012 per la Sunnyside con la presenza di nomi illustri quali Billy ...

Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East

Read "Michael Feinberg's Humblebrag: Live at 800 East" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Blending modern jazz with any aspect of funk or R&B is a risky proposition for a young jazz musician. No matter how personal one's concept may be, or how artfully executed, a segment of the jazz- listening population is going to yell “sellout!" at the first electric bass slap. Though he doesn't do slap bass, Michael ...

Julian Shore: Filaments

Read "Julian Shore: Filaments" reviewed by Dave Wayne

There is nothing wrong with mellow jazz. As long as distance can be maintained from the hackneyed, dialed-in feel of smooth jazz, it can be a refreshing change of pace from the intensity and analytical focus of a lot of modern art music, jazz or otherwise. Listening to pianist Julian Shore's Filaments, there's the sense that ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dana Lauren: New York, May 22, 2011

Read "Dana Lauren: New York, May 22, 2011" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Dana Lauren
Metropolitan Room
New York, NY
May 22, 2011
Sunday night shows are a tough sell to the average music fan. Weekend gatherings, housework and Saturday evening soirees often take their toll and sour people from making their way out to hear live music on a Sunday evening, but diehard ...

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Michael Feinberg: With Many Hands

Read "With Many Hands" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

On With Many Hands, bassist/composer Michael Feinberg charts his epic journey across the topographic ocean of sound, every once in awhile plunging into its depths to stir up a vortex and emerge with a roar. His playing is that driven by a powerful natural energy. Thus, he disappears and explores the temples of tone and timbre, ...

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Michael Feinberg: With Many Hands

Read "With Many Hands" reviewed by Charles Walker

Atlanta is not known as a hotbed of jazz activity. Pianist/arranger Duke Pearson hailed from the city, and trumpeter Russell Gunn has a longstanding residency at the club Churchill Grounds, but on average, the metropolis rarely registers on the jazz map. On With Many Hands, 23-year old bassist Michael Feinberg's second album as a leader, the ...