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Michael Gibbs & The NDR Big Band: Play a Bill Frisell Set List / In My View

Read "Michael Gibbs & The NDR Big Band: Play a Bill Frisell Set List / In My View" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though his recording career dates back to the early 1960s, Zimbabwe-born arranger, composer and musician Michael Gibbs hasn't always been as prolific as a leader as he might have been. Five albums in the first half the 1970 represented his most industrious period of creativity, as teaching, television and film work and arranging for a surprisingly ...

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Alan Broadbent And NDR Bigband: America The Beautiful

Read "America The Beautiful" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In the brief liner essay that accompanies America The Beautiful, pianist Alan Broadbent notes that he has “an aversion to being clever," but the rest of the music world never received that memo. Everybody from Irene Kral to Diana Krall and Charlie Haden to Charlie Rich has benefited from his brilliance with a pen and/or a ...

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Karolina Strassmayer and Drori Mondlak: Small Moments

Read "Small Moments" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Altoist Karolina Strassmayer and drummer Drori Mondlak's second release as co-leaders Small Moments is a collection of lean and gripping original compositions that the superlative quartet embellishes with their sophisticated and inventive spontaneity.

One of the unifying themes of this engaging album is a melodic and contemplative narrative sense. The intimately nocturnesque “Seven Minutes in ...

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Olaf Polziehn Trio with Scott Hamilton: Live at Jazztone Lörrach

Read "Live at Jazztone Lörrach" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La registrazione del trio del pianista Olaf Polziehn presso il Lörrach Jazz Club ha inteso festeggiare due anniversari: il cinquantesimo del locale in cui si sono esibiti un pò tutti i grandi nomi che sono passati per l'Europa ed i quindici anni della Satin Doll, casa discografica guidata dal produttore Frieder Berlin che è un punto di riferimento per i musicisti ...