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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Douglas: Little Giant Still Life

Read "Little Giant Still Life" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Dave Douglas has evolved into one of the giants of jazz. He's willing to take chances and expands familiar concepts, while possessing a signature sound and style amid all his technical gifts. On this release he charts a brass and drums course with the New York-based 4-man horn section and recording artists The Westerlies, along with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Reed: Flesh & Bone

Read "Flesh & Bone" reviewed by Troy Collins

Years in the making, Flesh & Bone was inspired by a racist incident Chicago-based drummer Mike Reed experienced in 2009. While on a European tour, Reed and his band, People, Places & Things, were caught in a neo-Nazi rally in the Czech Republic. Reed's ensemble--half black, half white--had been deliberately deceived into boarding a train bound ...

Mat Maneri/Evan Parker/Lucian Ban: Sounding Tears

Read "Sounding Tears" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Viola-ist Mat Maneri has spent a quarter century carving out an artistic niche that marries avant-garde jazz with microtonal music, crafting off-center masterworks like Blue Decco (Thirsty Ear, 2000), Sustain (Thirsty Ear, 2002), and teaming with pianist Lucian Ban on Transylvanian Concert (ECM Records, 2013) and sitting in on a compelling sideman slot on Ches Smith's ...

Billy Hart & The WDR Big Band: The Broader Picture

Read "The Broader Picture" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A dispetto della notorietà e del prestigio ottenuti nell'attività di batterista e insegnante, le doti compositive di Billy Hart sono relativamente poco note. Il trombonista e compositore svizzero Christophe Schweizer, già suo allievo al Mannes College of Music di New York nel 1992, rende omaggio al maestro arrangiando alcuni suoi brani ed eseguendoli con la WDR ...

David Weiss & Point of Departure: Wake Up Call

Read "Wake Up Call" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Trumpeter David Weiss incorporates a heavy-duty guitar assault into this exhilarating program designed with a diverse track-list, comprised of originals by jazz luminaries Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, John McLaughlin and Tony Williams among others. The trumpeter's Point of Departure ensemble generates a neo-jazz fusion panorama, coupled with an emphatic integration of progressive jazz amid references to ...

Linda May Han Oh: Walk Against Wind

Read "Walk Against Wind" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On the exquisite Walk Against Wind bassist Linda May Han Oh showcases her unique compositional style that rivals, artistically, her mastery over her instrument and her improvisational prowess. These 11 originals express various motifs reflecting Oh's diverse influences yet a delightfully dark poetry imbues all of them, giving the album its thematic unity.

The ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Frank Woeste

Read "Frank Woeste" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Frank Woeste is a German pianist living in jny: Paris.

He graduated from the Paris Conservatory in 2001, and was awarded 1st or 2nd prize at several international contests such as the Steinway Prize at the Montreux International Piano Competition (Switzerland), the Jazz Hoeilaart International Competition (Belgium) and the Gexto European Jazzcontest (Spain).

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Aziza: Aziza

Read "Aziza" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

How do you define Aziza? Is it a collective-minded outfit? A supergroup? An offshoot or variant on previous gatherings? An archetype for musical synergy? A nod-in-name to African mythology and spiritual discovery? Yes, it's all of that. But why not avoid the traps and trappings involved with classification and just cut to the chase: Aziza is ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kris Davis and Craig Taborn Live at The Wexner Center For The Arts

Read "Kris Davis and Craig Taborn Live at The Wexner Center For The Arts" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Kris Davis and Craig Taborn
The Wexner Center For The Arts
Columbus, OH
October 7, 2016

The two-week, 12 city tour was billed as Kris Davis and Craig Taborn piano duos. It might have been better advertised as a solo act, let's call it 'Davborn' or maybe 'Krisaig.' ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Billy Hart & The WDR Big Band: The Broader Picture

Read "The Broader Picture" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A great teacher's influence can be unusually powerful and completely unbound, fixed to specific moments and lessons in a student's mind while also reverberating through time and space. You simply never know where it may lead, what doors it may unlock, or what wonders and worlds it may help to create. That's the subtext in the ...


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