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Top 25 "Recommended" Album Reviews: 2016

Read "Top 25 "Recommended" Album Reviews: 2016" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is recommended, and the reviews listed below represent our top 25 published in 2016.

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University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One 2014-15
by Jack Bowers
Published: February 9, 2016

Blues, Ballads, and Beyond: ...

Vitor Pereira Quintet: New World

Read "Vitor Pereira Quintet: New World" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Vitor Pereira reveals in the sleeve notes that the inspiration for this collection was the fear that our world had reached a tipping point “where an increasingly globalised economic system powered by unscrupulous profit orientated multinational corporations is on the verge of collapse." It's a plea for a new, fairer, world where wealth is not concentrated ...

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Vitor Pereira Quintet: New World

Read "New World" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

New World is the second album from this quintet, led by the London-based Portuguese guitarist and composer Vitor Pereira. Like the band's 2012 debut, Doors, the music reflects the many influences which Pereira has learnt from but New World sees his work move a step further, his voice as a writer and instrumentalist developing a more ...

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Vitor Pereira Quintet: New World

Read "New World" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This is Portugal-born, now London-based Vitor Pereira's second album for the F-IRE label which again features alto saxophonist Chris Williams, already renowned in the UK for his stellar work with Led Bib and Let Spin. It takes just a few plays but once you “get it," the albums starts to fall into place as something quite ...

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Vitor Pereira Quintet: Doors

Read "Doors" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Doors makes for an ambitious leader debut for guitarist Vitor Pereira, who describes a wide canvas of styles, each interpreted with an avid sense of accomplishment.

Born in Porto, Portugal, Pereira first studied and played classical music, moving to London in 2004 and getting his degree in jazz. From then on he established himself ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vitor Pereira Quintet: Doors

Read "Doors" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Music produced by London's F-IRE Collective is almost guaranteed to be intriguing and innovative. Doors, the debut from Portuguese guitarist Vitor Pereira's Quintet, is a worthy addition to the Collective's output. The quintet contains some of the UK's finest young players, including alto saxophonist Chris Williams, from Led Bib, and drummer Eddie Hick, from Gilad Atzmon's ...