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Jason Anick & Jason Yeager: United

Read "United" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Violinist Jason Anick and pianist Jason Yeager share an open-minded approach to jazz. Anick is best known as a member of the neo-Gypsy Jazz ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet , while Yeager performs post-bop and third stream music. But this album presents a mostly original, eclectic collection of music where both of them frequently step out of ...

Rhythm Future Quartet: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Hanno preso il nome da un brano di Django Reinhardt i quattro componenti di quest'organico manouche, che si distanzia dalle formazioni modellate sull'Hot Club de France e vuol gettare uno sguardo al futuro.
Troppo spesso lo stile inventato da Reinhart e Grappelli nella Parigi del primo Novecento è stato conservato sotto una campana di ...

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The Rhythm Future Quartet at The Evening Muse

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The Rhythm Future Quartet
The Evening Muse
Charlotte, NC
April 23, 2016

The Rhythm Future Quartet plays Gypsy jazz with one eye towards the past and the other towards the present. They've got the style, they've got the chops, and they're not afraid to try new things. As one of ...

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Rhythm Future Quartet: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Gypsy jazz started, in terms of popular recognition, with guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, and their lively and supremely swinging Qunintette du Hot Club du France. The group recorded hundreds of tunes in the thirties and and forties, released on the 78 rpm discs that were the recorded music mode at the time, and ...

Connie Evingson: All The Cats Join In

Read "All The Cats Join In" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Were it not for her decision to remain in Minnesota, Connie Evingson would surely be a better-known jazz vocalist. Over the course of her previous releases she's proven herself to be a prepossessing singer capable of getting to the marrow of a lyric without pretense or posturing. And she's remarkably good at putting together programs, be ...

Jason Anick: Tipping Point

Read "Jason Anick: Tipping Point" reviewed by Ian Patterson

One of the Berklee College of Music's youngest instructors, violinist/mandolinist Jason Anick had already made a name for himself in 2008, when at twenty two years of age he was invited to tour with Grammy-winning guitarist John Jorgenson. Anick's tremendous virtuosity was to the fore on the acoustic Rhythm Future Quartet's Sleepless (Self Produced, 2011), a ...

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John Jorgenson’s Gypsy Jazz Quintet: Phoenix, AZ, June 27, 2013

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John Jorgenson's Gypsy Jazz Quintet
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ
June 27, 2013

The swinging sound of gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France was elegantly interpreted by John Jorgenson in a quintet setting that imbued the 1930s genre with modernistic verve.

The program was a ...