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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

AMP Trio: Three

Read "Three" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Terzo album per questo trio codiretto dal giovane pianista Addison Frei, dal contrabbssista Perrine Grace e dal batterista Matt Young, che si suddividono anche la paternità dei brani -solo la chapliniana “Smile" non è originale. La cifra è quella di un jazz moderno dinamico e tutto sommato leggero, piuttosto convenzionale nelle atmosfere e nelle forme espressive, ...

Mario Cruz: A View from the Mind's Eye

Read "A View from the Mind's Eye" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Coming out of the shadows and finally emerging as much more than a journeyman musician, FT. Worth, Texas native Mario Cruz, makes his Armored Records debut on the impressive and visionary A View from the Mind's Eye, his first totally conceived, creatively controlled and produced musical project reflecting both real and imagined personal stories transformed into ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bob Belden: Jazz Adventurer

Read "Bob Belden: Jazz Adventurer" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Bob Belden is a jazz renaissance man: a flutist and saxophonist who began his career with Woody Herman's big band. He's also a composer and arranger, who has orchestrated jazz treatments of Puccini's opera Turandot as well as the music of The Beatles, Sting and Prince. His pair of tributes to trumpeter Miles Davis--Miles from India ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Christian Scott, Bob Belden y Albert Pla

Read "44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Christian Scott, Bob Belden y Albert Pla" reviewed by Joan Fargas

Christian Scott Quintet
44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Luz de Gas
25 de noviembre del 2012

En el mismo momento en que cerraban las urnas y empezaba el recuento de las elecciones catalanas, Christian Scott subió al escenario de Luz de Gas acompañado por un equipo de músicos jovencísimos que, aunque no ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival: Barcelona, Spain, November 24-30, 2012

Read "Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival: Barcelona, Spain, November 24-30, 2012" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Barcelona Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival
Barcelona, Spain
November 24-30, 2012
Sometimes picking a few festival highlights is easy. A big name turns on the charm, one or two young Turks announce their arrival on the scene, someone famous steps up at a jam session--the rest is okay, just nothing special. The Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival ...