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Bobby Bradford-Hafez Modirzadeh Quartet: Live At The Blue Whale

Read "Live At The Blue Whale" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Bobby Bradford, classe 1934, un passato accanto ad autentici giganti, da Ornette Coleman (in particolare l'epocale Science Fiction, anno di grazia 1971) a John Carter (ripetutamente), tanto per fare solo due nomi, si unisce al più giovane sassofonista Hafez Modirzadeh per dirigere questo pregevole quartetto, nella cui musica (nello specifico ripresa dal vivo nel locale del ...

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Bobby Bradford / Hafez Modirzadeh Quartet: Live At The Blue Whale

Read "Live At The Blue Whale" reviewed by John Sharpe

This is the third album from the fertile pairing of cornetist Bobby Bradford and reedman Hafez Modirzadeh. Each time they have been joined by a different rhythm section: Ken Filiano and Royal Hartigan on Live At The Magic Triangle (NoBusiness, 2017), and Mark Dresser and Alex Cline on Live At The Open Gate (NoBusiness, 2016). This ...

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Touch and Go Sextet: Live at the Novara Jazz Festival

Read "Live at the Novara Jazz Festival" reviewed by Robert Bush

Drummer Vijay Anderson formed the Touch and Go Sextet in the Bay Area as a vehicle for performing and interpreting the works of visiting musicians, but his concurrent studies with alto sax legend Roscoe Mitchell gave him the confidence to steer this three-reed, one trumpet and double-bass ensemble into original compositions, the results of which are ...

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Adam Lane Trio: Absolute Horizon

Read "Absolute Horizon" reviewed by John Sharpe

Not enough is heard from Brooklyn-born bassist Adam Lane. He boasts an impressive track record, illuminated by a series of outstanding recordings, mainly on the CIMP label, but culminating in the acclaimed Ashcan Rantings (Clean Feed, 2010). Nothing has surfaced under his own name since, so any new disc grabs attention. That's not to say he ...

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Vinny Golia / Marco Eneidi / Lisa Mezzacappa / Vijay Anderson: Hell-Bent In The Pacific

Read "Hell-Bent In The Pacific" reviewed by John Sharpe

Ever since moving to Austria in 2004, Bay Area alto saxophonist Marco Eneidi has flown beneath the radar, particularly in terms of recorded output. His discography boasts some heavy duty entries, including late trumpeter Bill Dixon's Thoughts (Soul Note, 1986) and bass maestro William Parker's Sunrise In The Tone World (Aum Fidelity, 1996), in addition to ...

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Vijay Anderson: Hard-Boiled Wonderland

Read "Hard-Boiled Wonderland" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Hard-Boiled Wonderland, nome preso da un romanzo di Haruki Murakami, è un ensemble allestito dal batterista e band leader Vijay Anderson che per l'occasione riunisce due trii con i quali si esibiva nella Bay area nel periodo 2007-2008. Il primo con la presenza di due fiati, il secondo con due chitarre. Non la classica doppia formazione che raddoppia la strumentazione ...

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Adam Lane`s Full Throttle Orchestra: New Magical Kingdom

Read "New Magical Kingdom" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

"Dalla California a New York e ritorno", almeno per questa incisione, prendendo a prestito tutto quello che ha trovato intorno, è il motto musicale del contrabbassista Adam Lane, protagonista di molte session di free a New York e di un notevole duo insieme a John Tchicai. Ritornato nella Bay Area ha messo insieme un settetto che ha poco da ...