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Jeff Williams: Lifelike

Read "Lifelike" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Sounding as real as real gets, Lifelike's forward thinking drummer/composer Jeff Williams' heady sextet sure sound like they're all sitting in on a late night, cramped back room cutting session, with each player challenging, coaxing the other to new heights and horizons.

Williams, an alumni of such name drops as Stan Getz, Dave Liebman, ...

Josh Arcoleo: Beginnings

Read "Beginnings" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ascoltando Beginnings si fatica a credere che il protagonista dell'incisione sia un giovanotto poco più che ventenne. Josh Arcoleo, questo il nome del giovanissimo sassofonista inglese, sorprende infatti per il suo stile maturo che pesca a piene mani nella classicità dello strumento, come alla dinastia nobile del sax tenore (Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins) rimanda la sua ...

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Josh Arcoleo: Beginnings

Read "Josh Arcoleo: Beginnings" reviewed by Chris May

Josh Arcoleo

Beginnings

Edition Records

2012

Over the decades since Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young were making their reputations, forging in their wake two very different paradigms for the tenor saxophone, the instrument's players have acquired something of the aura of the gunslingers of the American Frontier. Other instruments lend ...