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Marc Copland: Nightfall

Read "Nightfall" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Elementally essential, Marc Coplandlate career resurgence/reemergence/renaissance continues undaunted with NightFall, the pianist's first all solo full length since Alone (Pirouet, 2010).

In that span, some may have argued there's a huge head-space between Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett and some may have not, but either way Marc Copland commands the foreground.

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Marc Copland: Nightfall

Read "Nightfall" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Between 2006 and 2012 pianist Marc  Copland produced a rich discography on the Pirouet Records label. With a cast of top level sidemen--Gary Peacock, Paul Motian, John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Billy Hart...you get the idea--he shaped up his distinctive sound and and lifted his profile into the stars. The year 2012 saw Copland's last Pirouet release, ...

Marc Copland: Better By Far

Read "Better By Far" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Marc Copland got his start in jazz in New York City as a sometimes plugged-in alto saxophonist, working with drummer Chico Hamilton's Quartet, and releasing an overlooked album, Friends (Oblivion Records, 1973) featuring his own quartet. Then he went away, and came back as a pianist, and has since shaped himself into one of finest jazz ...

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Bobby Avey: Inhuman Wilderness

Read "Inhuman Wilderness" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Un trio che si allarga a quartetto in metà delle tracce interpreta Inhuman Wilderness, quinto lavoro a nome del trentaduenne pianista Bobby Avey, ancora poco noto da noi ma piuttosto affermato negli USA. Giustamente, si può dire ascoltando l'album, che ne documenta le idee musicali moderne e inquiete, ma anche la maestria alla tastiera.

Bobby Avey: Inhuman Wilderness

Read "Inhuman Wilderness" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The failings and callousness of mankind have long served as muse and model for artists, but rarely have such negative stimuli yielded such powerful, probing, and positively mesmerizing work as what can be heard on Inhuman Wilderness.

This fifth album from pianist Bobby Avey provides extraordinarily intense and thoughtful musical commentary on topics ...

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Marc Copland: Zenith and Haunted Heart

Read "Marc Copland: Zenith and Haunted Heart" reviewed by John Ephland

Zenith
InnerVoice Jazz
2016

There's some shared, ongoing history here. Between drummer Joey Baron and bassist Drew Gress, pianist Marc Copland has logged some pretty decent music time. Add trumpeter Ralph Alessi and there's a new element, one not found in the rhythm section's work with guitarist John Abercrombie or in the ...

Marc Copland: Zenith

Read "Zenith" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Whenever pianist Marc Copland is a sideman on a session, much less leading the session, there are very high expectations for the music. Whether it is the lustrous sound he gets from the keyboard, which includes his pedalling, the dense harmonies which create shimmering harmonics or the intelligence of his lines and compositions, Copland has a ...

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Marc Copland: Zenith

Read "Zenith" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

After releasing a series of excellent but under-recognized CDs on various small record labels--starting in the mid-1980s--pianist Marc Copland rose in prominence in 2006 when he took up residence on Germany's Pirouet Records. The highlight of his Pirouet days was a set of trio discs wrapped in a marketing package dubbed “The New York Trio Recordings." ...