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Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Tribute With The Ted Rosenthal Quintet

Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Tribute With The Ted Rosenthal Quintet

Berkshires Jazz, Inc. continues its summer of centennial tributes on August 12 with the Ted Rosenthal Quintet, in a 100th birthday salute to Thelonious Monk. TD Bank is sponsoring the concert, which takes place at the Lee Meeting House (Lee Congregational Church), starting at 7:30pm. Equally renowned as a pianist and composer, Thelonious Monk was known for ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carol Morgan: Post Cool: Vol 1 The Night Shift

Read "Post Cool: Vol 1 The Night Shift" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Trumpeter Carol Morgan is an innovative musician with an explorative sense and a unique and easily recognizable style. On the first installment of her Post Cool: Vol. 1 The Night Shift she tackles bop-based, nocturnal themed, pieces that she and her quartet exquisitely interpret.

Morgan and her sidemen deftly deconstruct trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's famous ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carol Morgan Quartet: Carol Morgan Quartet - Post Cool Vol. 1 The Night Shift

Read "Carol Morgan Quartet - Post Cool Vol. 1 The Night Shift" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

New York City-based trumpet player--composer Carol Morgan...wait a minute. This introduction would be all well and good...but, Carol Morgan did not originally come from New York City...She came from...Texas. Morgan might be considered the Godmother of “Houston Jazz Mafia," a group of young (and not so young) musicians that includes multi-instrumentalists Henry Darragh and Alisha Pattillo, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Bennett Thomas: Deeper Journey

Read "Deeper Journey" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist David Bennett Thomas takes inspiration from God's word. Not unlike Finish pianist/harpist Iro Haarla, on her beautiful duet set Kirkastus (TUM Records, 2015), with saxophonist Juhani Aaltonen, where Biblical Psalms informed the music, Thomas' Deeper Journey goes to the Bible for inspiration on half the tunes on this meticulously crafted, subtle--yet modern and adventurous--set of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: Beginning of a Memory

Read "Beginning of a Memory" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Un anno dopo la morte della moglie per leucemia, il batterista Matt Wilson ha riunito i membri dei suoi tre gruppi, The Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts e Christmas Tree-O, per una commemorazione che prende spunto dai funerali d'inizio secolo a New Orleans. Alcuni brani incisi con le sue formazioni vengono riproposti in un clima ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Monday Recommendation (A Day Late): Matt Wilson

Monday Recommendation (A Day Late): Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson's Big Happy Family, Beginning Of A Memory (Palmetto) The title belies the pain of the loss that inspired Matt Wilson’s essentially jovial—even jocular—album. The drummer assembled a dozen of his musical colleagues to celebrate his wife Felicia, who died of leukemia two years ago. “Flowers For Felicia” and “July Hymn,” are instances of quiet remembrance ...

Carter Calvert: It's A Man's World

Read "It's A Man's World" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Sophistication, sultry and a powerhouse--though these words are often used in description of jazz vocalists, in this case it is actually true. Carter Calvert spots a six octave voice that is well-rounded, precisely tuned, and can grit and shine with the best of them. Carter is not a newbie by any sense of the word. Calvert ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bruce Torff: Down the Line

Read "Down the Line" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Chicago area native, Bruce Torff, leads his second outing on Summit Records, following up on Look Again (2013). Torff is, first and foremost, an academician with three Master Degrees and a PhD from Harvard. He is a professor at Hofstra University and a prolific author, as well an excellent keyboardist and composer. Torff's slim recorded musical ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Omer Avital: New Song

Read "New Song" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Non a tutti noto in Italia, Omer Avital è uno di quei musicisti che, oltre vent'anni fa, avviarono l'onda di jazzisti israeliani nel jazz statunitense, assieme tra gli altri all'oggi affermatissimo contrabbassista Avishai Cohen. In questo lasso di tempo Avital ha collaborato con molti musicisti di primo piano e ha messo a punto una sua poetica ...

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Cristina Morrison: Baronesa

Read "Baronesa" reviewed by Edward Blanco

After visiting the Galapagos Island to film a docudrama based on the life of Baroness Eloise Von Wagner de Bosquet, Ecuadorian-American mezzo soprano vocalist Cristina Morrison loved the place so much she moved to Ecuador and spent ten years there. Falling in love with the story of the Baroness, her second album Baronesa, presents the songstress ...


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