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Content by tag "Lennie Tristano"

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part III: Kansas City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles & Beyond" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Beyond the Hubs

While jny: New Orleans, jny: Chicago, jny: Kansas City and jny: New York City were the incubators of modern jazz, they were by no means the only locations with an appetite for live music. Jazz artists whose point of origin could not sustain multiple venues ventured to locations near and far ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Idrees Sulieman Quartet feat. Oscar Dennard: The 4 American Jazz Men in Tangier

Read "The 4 American Jazz Men in Tangier" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

La pubblicazione in doppio album di queste sedute del 1959 del quartetto di Idrees Sulieman rivestono importanza in primo luogo per ascoltare il talento assoluto del pianista Oscar Dennard.
Colpevolmente dimenticato, Dennard si rivela uno strumentista di primissimo piano, una voce fuori dal coro tra i pianisti attivi negli anni 50. Un po' strangolato nell'orchestra ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stefano Battaglia: Pelagos

Read "Pelagos" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Questo dovrebbe essere il settimo album di Stefano Battaglia su ECM, a partire da Raccolto, del 2005, nonché il primo inciso per l'etichetta tedesca (nel maggio 2016 alla Fazioli Concert Hall di Sacile) interamente in solitudine, formula peraltro largamente praticata dal pianista milanese su altre etichette (e ricordiamo almeno Baptism, o Il cerchio interno, o ancora ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lena Bloch & Feathery: Heart Knows

Read "Heart Knows" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Lena Bloch mocks the “sophomore jinx" myth with her second CD release, Heart Knows. The tenor saxophonist's debut, Feathery, drew a good deal of well-deserved praise. With her saxophone intertwined with a responsive guitar/bass/drums rhythm section, Bloch paid tribute--in part--to pianist Lennie Tristano, via her relationship with alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. On Heart Knows, Bloch moves ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jason Stein Quartet: Lucille

Read "Lucille" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Jason Stein continues to curve a niche in the jazz world, but it's not what you might assume. Listeners straightaway assume that he is an idiosyncratic outlier because his sole instrument is the bass clarinet. We've grown accustomed to saxophonists like Eric Dolphy and David Murray doubling on the bass clarinet. Stein's constancy to this one ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fabio Giachino: North Clouds

Read "North Clouds" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Fabio Giachino è senza ombra di dubbio un pianista dotato di eccezionali qualità musicali. Provvisto di una notevole tecnica, il suo tocco è muscolare, il timbro è lucente; la scorrevolezza del fraseggio -brillante, ricco di idee, sempre dotato di coerenza e pungente incisività -si esprime con decisione e perfetta aderenza alla sintassi mainstream di stampo afroamericana ...

Art Pepper: Presents “West Coast Sessions” Volumes 3 & 4

Read "Art Pepper: Presents “West Coast Sessions” Volumes 3 & 4" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Today is the day that I finally come clean about Art Pepper and me. In 1984, I was taking a year off between having finished Pharmacy School and beginning a graduate program in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design. During this time, I had my yearly eye appointment with my ophthalmologist, one Dr. A. Henry Thomas, with ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Cathing up with Lee Konitz

Read "Cathing up with Lee Konitz" reviewed by Lazaro Vega

This interview was first published at All About Jazz in May 1999 and is part of our ongoing effort to archive pre-database material.

The Lee Konitz Trio, Mother's Day, May 9th At 4 P.M. In The 165 Seat Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts Theater, 41 Sheldon Blvd. Ne, Grand Rapids, Mi. The Alto Saxophone ...

Samo Salamon Bassless Trio: Unity

Read "Unity" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Non capita spesso di ascoltare dischi di notevole spessore. Pertanto, quando se ne presenta l'occasione è necessario, anzi doveroso, celebrarli con adeguata deferenza e, come oggetti preziosi, riservare loro un posto di assoluto rispetto nello scaffale che li accoglierà, posizionandoli di fianco ad altre opere del medesimo livello e, possibilmente, a portata di mano, così da ...

Lee Konitz: Frescalalto

Read "Frescalalto" reviewed by Luca Canini

Lo sfizio del primo disco su Impulse! se l'è tolto alla soglia dei novanta, ennesima tappa di una carriera che per raccontarla non basterebbero due Treccani con relative appendici. Una vita in jazz come poche ce ne sono state, e come mai più (forse) ce ne saranno, quella di Lee Konitz.

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