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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Holober and the Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Hiding Out

Read "Hiding Out" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If musical polymath Mike Holober is hiding out, he's doing it in plain sight. Constantly in demand, his work as a pianist, conductor, arranger and composer has drawn plenty of attention. In the past 15 years alone he has served as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra (from 2007-2013), the Associate Guest ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Rudy Royston's Flatbed Buggy

Read "Rudy Royston's Flatbed Buggy" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Rudy Royston's latest project, Flatbed Buggy (Greenleaf Music), is an expertly crafted, chamber-like jazz ensemble with musical influences that range from blues and Americana to rock and gospel. Featuring a stellar line-up with Hank Roberts on cello, John Ellis on woodwinds, Gary Versace on accordion and Joe Martin on bass, the music of this project is ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ted Nash Trio World Premiere September 3 At Dizzy's Club - Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs!

Ted Nash Trio World Premiere September 3 At Dizzy's Club - Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs!

Multi-Instrumentalist / Composer / Arranger Ted Nash
Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
with Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison World Premiere At Dizzy's Club on September 3 Jazz Week Chart, August 19
Biggest Gainers / Most Added Two-time Grammy winning composer and saxophonist Ted Nash presents the WORLD PREMIERE of his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Holober and the Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Hiding Out

Read "Hiding Out" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Mike Holober's background as a classical pianist and conductor is just one thing that sets Hiding Out apart from the current crop of big band releases. Holober has worked in a variety of settings from solo, duo, and quintet to large ensembles. Two previous recordings with his Gotham Jazz Orchestra were the critically acclaimed Thought Trains ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 29-30, 2019

High-level musicianship came to the forefront at the 42nd edition of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival, and Mother Nature cooperated at the essentially outdoor event. Both of those factors resulted in one of the largest crowds in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-Instrumentalist Ted Nash Releases 'Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs' on August 16th!

Multi-Instrumentalist Ted Nash Releases 'Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs' on August 16th!

Multi-Instrumentalist/Composer/Arranger Ted Nash Somewhere Else- West Side Story Songs with Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison. Two-time Grammy winning composer and saxophonist Ted Nash releases his 15th album as a leader. Somewhere Else- West Side Story Songs on Plastic Sax Records drops on August 16th. In Nash's own words: "There was a moment backstage when I wiped a bead ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ben Allison: Quiet Revolution

Read "Quiet Revolution" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A due anni dall'esclusiva uscita in vinile della Newvelle Records, Ben Allison rende disponibile Quiet Revolution a un pubblico più vasto, pubblicandolo in CD e nei consueti formati digitali. L'incisione è stata remixata e rimasterizzata con l'aggiunta di due brani inediti.

La cosa farà piacere agli estimatori del bassista di New Haven, che ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Tutto Monk: l'omaggio di Miles Okazaki

Read "Tutto Monk: l'omaggio di Miles Okazaki" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Monk con la chitarra? Perché no. Si era posto la stessa sferica domanda Elliott Sharp pochi anni fa, registrando in solo con l'acustica l'album Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! per l'etichetta Clean Feed. Si trattava di una scelta di cinque brani, elaborati con il criterio della lunga divagazione e riflessione geniale. Inoltre, il discorso era stato affrontato ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases

Read "John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is almost over and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up... This week we focus on a few new gems, including two remarkable tributes to Thelonious Monk, the mighty Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (in six volumes!) by Miles Okazaki and the idiosyncratic The MONK: Live at ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Adam Nussbaum: The Lead Belly Project

Read "The Lead Belly Project" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il noto batterista Adam Nussbaum guida un bel quartetto con il saxofonista Ohad Talmor e i due chitarristi Steve Cardenas e Nate Radley in un viaggio alla riscoperta delle melodie piane e semplici di Huddie William Ledbetter, meglio noto come Leadbelly o, se vogliamo aderire alla versione preferita da Nussbaum, Lead Belly. Un viaggio profumato ovviamente ...