Content by tag "Faces"


Tohpati Bertiga: Faces

Read "Faces" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Indonesian guitar virtuoso Tohpati (SimakDialog) and his fellow countrymen blaze a jazz rock power trio path of wonderment, following up the band's previous release, Riot (Moonjune, 2013) and the guitarist's studio date with American jazz fusion superstars, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Chad Wackerman on Tribal Dance (Moonjune, 2014).

The program is jam-packed with ...


Faces: Stay With Me Anthology

Read "Faces: Stay With Me Anthology" reviewed by Doug Collette

Something of a miniature cross between the 4CD hardbound set, Five Guys Walk Into a Bar (Rhino, 2004) and the five-disc box You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975) (Rhino, 2015), this double disc package contains official album recordings, (in recently remastered form), singles and live cuts that, combined with a passionate, insightful essay ...


David Lyttle: Faces

Read "Faces" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The thirty-second cello sortie that kicks off Faces is an arresting opening statement that dashes any preconceptions about what to expect from David Lyttle's third outing as leader. While the acoustic True Story (Lyte Records, 2007) and Questions (Lyte Records, 2010)--the latter a swinging collaboration with guitar wunderkind Andreas Varady--helped establish Lyttle's credentials as a first-rate ...


Scotty Alan: Wreck And The Mess

Read "Wreck And The Mess" reviewed by Doug Collette

The antique sound quality of Scotty Alan's Wreck and the Mess suits the rootsy sound of this guitarist/vocalist's music, as the raggedy dynamic of the opening “Goodbye" suggests he and his accompanists are just barely keeping it together as they play. Still, their precarious interaction is one of the most joyous of musical sensations, the sound ...


Tim Thompson: Faces

Read "Faces" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

For some bizarre reason this album inspires memories of Thailand, where a used paperback novel and a take-out meal for ten cost the same: the value is strongly influenced by the setting.

Nashville guitarist Tim Thompson's Faces is a smooth jazz collection of originals and standards offering substance while still appealing to the Russ ...

Salvatore Tranchini Quintet: Faces

Read "Faces" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I received a blessing in the mail the other day: three new Red Records releases. The Milan-based independent jazz label has been releasing brands of both American and Italian Jazz for the past quarter of a century. To a disc, all releases have been of the finest and highest quality. Drummer Salvatore Tranchini's new quintet release ...


Andrew Cheshire: Faces

Read "Faces" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Chances are you probably haven’t heard of guitarist Andrew Cheshire. But as with the majority of jazz musicians, popularity is not synonymous with talent. Mr. Cheshire is a self-taught and self produced artist, and his latest release, simply titled Faces, is a collection of selected works from 1991 to 2001.

This is Cheshire’s seventh recording on ...


The Bohusl: Faces

Read "Faces" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Sweden’s world–class Bohuslän Big Band, which hit its stride in the ’90s via a number of superlative recordings with guest artists (One Poem, One Painting; A Perfect Match; Pegasos; The Blue Pearl), stumbles from the starting gate and has trouble closing ground on Faces, an ambitious but uneven set of compositions and arrangements by members of ...