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Howard Johnson and Gravity: Testimony

Read "Testimony" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il Gravity di Howard Johnson è un organico dedito esclusivamente alla timbrica grave (basso tuba, principalmente) con solisti e sezione ritmica. Il progetto risale addirittura al 1968 ma registrò il suo primo disco solo nel 1996 perchè tutte le etichette lo rifiutavano. Alla fine Johnson convinse i dirigenti della Verve, che non se ne pentirono viste ...

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Firey String Sistas!: That's What She Said...

Read "That's What She Said..." reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The innovative and versatile cellist Nioka Workman leads the, New York based, dynamic ensemble Firey String Sistas, on the group's captivating sophomore album. The delightful That's What She Said... consists of eight originals that explore various styles with a jazzy sensibility and thematically cohesive manner.

The tracks range from the soulful to the stately ...

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Howard Johnson and Gravity: Testimony

Read "Testimony" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Those who see the tuba as a sluggish, unwieldy instrument capable only of rounding out a musical composition in the lower register may have to rethink that appraisal after listening to Testimony, in which multi-instrumentalist and tuba master Howard Johnson ushers no less than half a dozen tubas and rhythm through their paces in a session ...

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Firey String Sistas!: Firey String Company Book 1: The Blues Series

Read "Firey String Company Book 1: The Blues Series" reviewed by Chris Becker

The New York-based acoustic string ensemble Firey String Sistas! includes violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp and can, depending on the demands of the music it performs, expand from four to six to 10 pieces. What sets it apart from a growing number of chamber groups that program and play jazz, contemporary classical and other ...