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Tim Stevens Double Trio: with whom you can be who you are

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Most jazz pianists with classical training in their backgrounds seem to feel the pull of of the strings: whether it be Bill Evans with his Bill Evans Trio With Symphony Orchestra Verve, 1965); Phineas Newborn, Jr. on While My Lady Sleeps (Bluebird/RCA, 1957); or, to bring it into the new millennium: Brad Mehldau's Highway Rider (Nonesuch, ...

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Tim Stevens: I'll Tell You Later In December

Read "I'll Tell You Later In December" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pick your Christmas music, secular or sacred. The former probably gets more attention. “White Christmas," “Santa Claus is Coming to Town," “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," and, of course, Chuck Berry rock'n “Run Run Rudolph." Earth-bound seasonal sounds that bring out the holiday spirit.

But sometimes it seems the more sacred side of that equation ...

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Tim Stevens: Media Vita

Read "Media Vita" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Australian pianist Tim Stevens chose the year 2016 to pump up his compositional prowess, vowing to write one tune per day. The challenge he set for himself resulted in three hundred and sixty-six tunes (2016 was a leap year), and Media Vita, twelve pieces culled from the year long effort.

Classically trained, but working ...

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Snap: Boggy Creek Bop

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Il noto saxofonista americano Phillip Johnston ha lasciato New York da alcuni anni e si è trasferito in Australia. Pian pianino sta ricostruendo una rete di amicizie musicali che presumibilmente finirà per assomigliare a quelle che aveva a New York. In attesa di avere quindi un Microscopic Septet australiano e magari un Fast 'n' Bulbous di Sidney ci possiamo accontentare ...

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The Andrew Dickeson Quintet: Weaver of Dreams

Read "Weaver of Dreams" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Australian drummer Andrew Dickeson makes a strong recording debut as leader with a well-chosen selection of standards. Dickeson has been a sideman for over 25 years, having begun his professional career when he was 13. Born into a musical family, he began playing the drums when he was 10. He moved briefly to New York in ...