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Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Trombonist and composer Kendall Moore's debut, Focus, exhibits remarkable maturity and an exquisite harmonic sense. The six originals are intricately constructed and orchestrated in intriguing patterns. Each one is imbued with an individualized mood and varying degrees of dramatic tension.

The cinematic “Fellowship" opens with pianist Angelo Versace's sparse haunting keystrokes. The ensemble's languid, ...

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Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Chicago native Kendall Moore is a trombonist and composer currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami and has been part of South Florida's vibrant jazz scene for some time. Forging a career that has enabled him to perform with such icons as Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Heath ...

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Sam Reed Meets Roberto Magris: Ready for Reed

Read "Ready for Reed" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sam Reed, sassofonista di Filadelfia, settantasei anni alla data di quest'incisione (effettuata il 1° novembre 2011), ha conosciuto il suo periodo di maggior fulgore a cavallo fra anni Cinquanta e Sessanta sciorinando un jazz ad alto propellente impastato di R&B e soul. Lo ritroviamo mezzo secolo dopo accanto al pianista triestino Roberto Magris (che potrebbe essere ...