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Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein

Read "Meet Ari (ImpressARIo) Silverstein" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Some people are jazz aficionados. Then there's Ari Silverstein. Hooked from the moment he saw the light of jazz, was he content merely to listen? Not Impress-Ari-o! Once he was in, he was in all the way, from organizing concerts to getting his New York tour guide license in order to start shepherding tourists to his ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Catherine Russell: Harlem on My Mind

Read "Harlem on My Mind" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dotata di brillanti doti vocali, ottimo gusto interpretativo e naturale esuberanza, Catherine Russell è giunta al successo tardivamente, dopo aver trascorso decenni a cantare come corista per rockstar di rilievo (David Bowie, Paul Simon, Cindy Lauper, Steely Dan). Dopo i cinquant'anni ha però bruciato le tappe e questo è il suo sesto disco da leader, dedicato ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fred Hersch Trio: Sunday Night at the Vanguard

Read "Sunday Night at the Vanguard" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

"Questo è di gran lunga l'album migliore che ho realizzato in trio--dice Fred Hersch -e rappresenta al meglio il nostro modo di suonare."
Ogni musicista tende a pensare allo stesso modo e la frase ci lascia perplessi perchè non è facile superare album strepitosi come Floating (Palmetto, 2014) realizzato in studio e Alive at ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Seamus Blake / Chris Cheek: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Read "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Friends and musical collaborators for more than two decades, New York tenor saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek have been leaders, sidemen and big band soloist throughout their distinguished careers and seem to cherish their roles as co-leaders on joint projects such as their critically-acclaimed Reeds Ramble (Criss Cross Jazz, 2014). Let's Call the Whole Thing ...

Champian Fulton: After Dark

Read "After Dark" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Veteran New York pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton offers another recording of time-honored standards on After Dark, except this particular effort focuses on the music of the Queen of the Blues, the music of the great Dinah Washington, who was her first major vocalist influence early on in her life. Though she grew up listening to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dan Wilensky: Made In Portland

Read "Made In Portland" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Relocating is never easy, but it would seem that multi-reedist Dan Wilensky has acclimated quite well to the musical climate of Portland, Oregon since arriving there in 2012. The latest release from this man-of-many-talents puts him in close quarters with a collection of that city's finest musicians, a crew that's ready and eager to tackle Wilensky's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dan Wilensky: Made In Portland

Read "Made In Portland" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A Hollywood/TV industry musician who has performed on, or arranged for such programs as, The Today Show, David Letterman, The Tonight Show and several others, Portland-based composer and saxophonist Dan Wilensky is currently performing and teaching in Portland, from where he records his fifth album as leader on Made In Portland, offering eight fresh new originals ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

The Phil Woods Six: Live from the Showboat

Read "The Phil Woods Six: Live from the Showboat" reviewed by John Kelman

The Phil Woods Six
Live from the Showboat
Sony Music Japan
2015 (1977)

With the sad passing of Phil Woods on September 29, 2015, what better way to honor the career of this alto (and occasionally soprano) saxophone giant with the Rediscovery of a live album that, long out of print--and previously only available ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Another Timbre reaches its century in top form

Read "Another Timbre reaches its century in top form" reviewed by John Eyles

Another Timbre's three latest releases bring up a significant landmark in the label's brief history. Since the label released its first CD in the autumn of 2007, it has now put out over 100 discs--at a rate of more than one a month. Lest anyone wishes to point out that the latest release--the James Saunders disc, ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Vince Giordano at Iguana

Read "Vince Giordano at Iguana" reviewed by Nick Catalano

If you go to Iguana on 54th St. and sit down on a Monday or Tuesday evening to dine on some sensible Mexican food you can also do some time traveling. When the Nighthawks hit at 8:00pm you won't have any trouble imagining that it is 1925 and you are in a speakeasy at the musical ...


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