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Jonathon Crompton: Intuit

Read "Intuit" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Although alto saxophonist Jonathon Crompton released a promising album, Faustian Pact, with sax-guitar-drums trio Kinsmen and Strangers, in 2018, he's still a relatively unsung presence in the jazz scene. However, with Intuit, his debut release as a leader, that should change. With consistently provocative compositions that combine rhythmic subtlety, harmonic complexity and a sophisticated command of ...

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Dustin Carlson: Air Ceremony

Read "Air Ceremony" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Dando un'occhiata alla formazione troviamo Kate Gentile, batterista sempre più assidua in dischi e in gruppi importanti, Matt Mitchell, nome ormai affermato nel jazz che conta, qui impegnato al mitico Prophet 6, Nathaniel Morgan ed Eric Trudel ai sassofoni, Danny Gouker alla tromba, abituali frequentatori del jazz meno canonico, il bassista Adam Hopkins presenza attiva della ...

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New music from Becoming Quintet, Dave Scott, and More

Read "New music from Becoming Quintet, Dave Scott, and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Three exciting new albums are featured in this week's program. The debut from excellent new Posi-tone label band Becoming Quintet, Trumpeter Dave Scott's fifth SteepleChase release leading his Violin Band, and remarkable guitar playing from Italian Jacopo Delfini. In between some archive cuts and other new releases.

Playlist Becoming Quintet “One Track Mind" ...

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Dave Ballou: The Windup

Read "The Windup" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Impegnato sia sul versante del jazz che della musica classica e barocca, Dave Ballou sfoggia un timbro pulito e cristallino, un fraseggio impeccabile. Nell'ambito afroamericano il suo lavoro ha spostato volentieri le proprie coordinate, passando dal moderno mainstream allo scandaglio dell'improvvisazione libera e della composizione aperta. Nel periodo a cavallo tra i nostri due secoli, Ballou ...

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Dominik Wania, Satoko Fujii, Alistair Spence And More

Read "Dominik Wania, Satoko Fujii, Alistair Spence And More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Italian saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano's latest recording is really about love--not so much the romantic kind, but more about the love that jazz musicians and fans have for enduring compositions written by the likes of Charlie Haden, Abdullah Ibrahim, John Coltrane, Dewey Redman and Don Cherry.

And let's not forget about creative music's love affair ...

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Mountweazel, Tim Haldeman & More

Read "Mountweazel, Tim Haldeman & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Musicians are no different than many of us as we move from place to place for reasons of opportunity, love, employment, school, freedom, safety and peace. This week's edition of One Man's Jazz features three sax players who have done just that. Sweden's Alberto Pinton is Italian, but has lived in Sweden for many years. You'll ...

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Dave Ballou & BeepHonk: The Windup

Read "The Windup" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Highly regarded trumpeter Dave Ballou and his band recorded this outing live at the Baltimore venue The Windup Space, where bassist Adam Hopkins organized weekly concerts in 2011. With its debut, the quartet combines briefly stated structural components with hearty doses of improvisation, featuring embryonic guitar hero, Washington D.C. native Anthony Pirog (Janel & Anthony, The ...

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Kate Gentile: Mannequins

Read "Mannequins" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

With the stimulating Mannequins, the New York based drummer Kate Gentile has created a cohesive and engaging album. On this first release under her own name, Gentile superbly balances emotive passion and intellectual acumen. Her intricate compositions are simultaneously fully realized and vibrantly supple and pliant as to allow for independent spontaneous expressions.

The ...

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Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies: Yellow Red Blue

Read "Yellow Red Blue" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Soprano saxophonist/composer Jasmine Lovell-Smith released her excellent debut CD, Fortune Songs in 2012, two years after her move from her native New Zealand to New York. Four years later--after studies with Anthony Braxton and a move to Morelia, Mexico--she offers a follow-up effort, Yellow Red Blue.

First rate debuts set up the expectations. Sophomore ...

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Signal Problems: Signal Problems

Read "Signal Problems" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Il trombettista Danny Gouker, dopo anni di attività a capo del quartetto Signal Problems, ha deciso di lasciarne traccia discografica. In questa sua prima fatica come leader firma tutti i brani, che si basano su un'idea semplice ma efficace, forse non estremamente originale, ma condotta con personalità e polso sicuro: quella di partire da moduli ritmici ...