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ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Read "Jeff Beck: Live at the Hollywood Bowl" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jeff Beck
Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Eagle Rock
2017

As fashionable as concert sit-ins have come to be in recent years, such guesting can be the bane of the live performance. So often it is the case that such invitees can interrupts the flow and/or momentum rather than nurturing it. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Impressions of Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: MJF At 60

Read "Impressions of Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: MJF At 60" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Monterey Jazz Festival
Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA
September 15-17, 2017

The 60th edition of the long running Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 was well received. This year boldly continued the MJF's opulent tradition of presenting a special blend of fantastic jazz and other music genres in a casual ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bruce Harris: Beginnings

Read "Beginnings" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Beginnings sounds as if it's guided by an old hand instead of someone relatively new to the demanding art of leading a band. The debut recording of trumpeter Bruce Harris captures a coherent, homogeneous group sound, while utilizing several different combinations of instruments. Harris ties together material ranging from Harold Arlen, to Bud Powell, to Prince, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steven Wilson: To the Bone

Read "To the Bone" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Wait long enough and everything old becomes new again. Steven Wilson's career has often seemed like one long exercise in putting that idea into practice. Through at least half a dozen different musical outfits, he's continually borrowed from and paid homage to the vast genre stew of music that's shaped his life, from progressive rock to ...

PHO: Two

Read "Two" reviewed by Joe Gatto

PHO, the Minneapolis funk band, is one of the hottest rising stars on the modern funk music scene. Even Prince thought so.

The Purple One got hip to PHO, and then invited the group to open for Larry Graham at Paisley Park. Since then, PHO has played with The Motet, Dopapod, Dam-Funk, Dumpstaphunk and ...

Sexmob: Cultural Capital

Read "Cultural Capital" reviewed by Nicola Negri

Vent'anni di Sexmob. Un gruppo nato quasi per caso, a metà anni 90, in occasione di un lungo ingaggio alla Knitting Factory di New York. Steven Bernstein lo aveva pensato come palestra personale per praticare uno strumento improbo come la slide trumpet, e per affinare le doti già significative di arrangiatore, oltre che per divertirsi con ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

L'Ahn Trio al Museo Marini di Firenze

Read "L'Ahn Trio al Museo Marini di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Ahn Trio
Firenze
Museo Marini
27.04.2017

È partito da Firenze il tour europeo dell'Ahn Trio, formazione in brillante equilibrio tra vari generi musicali, composta da tre sorelle sud coreane da oltre trent'anni residenti a New York e fresca della realizzazione del nuovo album, Blue, dal quale proviene parte del programma della ...

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: Intenso!

Read "Intenso!" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il pianista, compositore e arrangiatore Clare Fischer scomparso nel 2012, resta uno dei grandi sottovalutati del jazz e questo splendido disco, prodotto dal figlio Brent, ce lo ricorda.

Il suo multiforme talento espresso nel mondo della musica latina e nel pop, lo ha portatto a undici Grammy Nominations (con due vittorie postume) ma ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist Rupert Leighton Releases New Album "All Kinds Of Fine"

Pianist Rupert Leighton Releases New Album "All Kinds Of Fine"

The latest release from English pianist & composer Rupert Leighton is a synthesis of groove-laden jazz and chill-out excursions. Dazzling piano strides, liquid keys and splashes of saxophone are underpinned by warm bass and vibrant rhythms. Composed, produced & arranged by Rupert, the 11 original tracks serve up intelligent arrangements in an array of moods incorporating straight ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophone Maestra Fostina Dixon Blends Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, Funk And R&B On "Here We Go Again"

Saxophone Maestra Fostina Dixon Blends Contemporary Jazz, Gospel, Funk And R&B On "Here We Go Again"

First Single “Prayer of Jabez” is a Tribute To Marvin Gaye, Whom She Toured with for 4 Years Wilmington, DE: As a highly-regarded, in-demand composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, flute, and clarinet, Fostina Dixon has been honing her craft for decades as a guest soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, ...


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