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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michael Janisch: The Whirlwind, Paradigm Shift and London's Label of the Moment

Read "Michael Janisch: The Whirlwind, Paradigm Shift and London's Label of the Moment" reviewed by Phil Barnes

However you look at it Michael Janisch is an extraordinarily driven, highly motivated, success story. Not only has he been the founder, owner and force behind London's wonderful Whirlwind Recordings for the last five years, but he has also just released one of 2015's finest albums in the adventurous 2CD set Paradigm Shift. It's no coincidence ...

New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard

Read "Unstandard" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Unstandard è il secondo album del New York Standards Quartet, fondato dal sassofonista Tim Armacost nell'autunno del 2006. La formazione annovera quattro solidi ed affermati musicisti come David Berkman al piano, Yosuke Inoue al contrabbasso e Gene Jackson alla batteria. Ancora standards? Sì, e non ci stuferemo mai di ascoltarli. D'altronde è questo uno dei lati eccezionali del ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard

Read "Unstandard" reviewed by Larry Taylor

It's a pleasure when a group of great jazz players take American standards and reshape them with their own unique stamp. This happens on New York Standards Quartet's Unstandard, where the musical gambit--the direction these musicians take the originals--is often surprising.

Pianist David Berkman leads the way, handling arrangements and contributing originals, all the ...