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Uri Gurvich: Kinship

Read "Kinship" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Nel cursus discografico di Uri Gurvich c'è qualcosa di prezioso come un progetto non estemporaneo, ma protratto sul lungo periodo. È questa ricerca di coerenza che ha portato il sassofonista israeliano ha registrare i suoi dischi insieme a un quartetto rimasto immutato negli anni: questo Kinship, uscito per Jazz Family, fa seguito ai due precedenti lavori ...

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Vadim Neselovskyi: Get Up And Go

Read "Get Up And Go" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Ukrainian pianist Vadim Neselovskyi has an affecting, organic sound that draws more from classical and folk idioms than the usual jazz materials. It can range from fragile to overpowering and on this CD, it allows him to establish a strong, individual presence in the crowded piano trio field.

On fast pieces like “On A Bicycle" ...

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Vadim Neselovskyi Trio: Get Up And Go

Read "Get Up And Go" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In June of 2014, Pianist Vadim Neselovskyi was in his native Ukraine, eager and ready to bring his singular brand of energy to a crowd at that country's premier jazz gathering--the Alfa Jazz Fest. Minutes before his trio was set to take the stage, Neselovskyi learned that a Ukrainian military plane had been shot down by ...

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Trios – Free Nelson Mandoomjazz, Organic Trio, Ben Rosenblum, Peter Erskine; Julia Hulsmann

Read "Trios – Free Nelson Mandoomjazz, Organic Trio, Ben Rosenblum, Peter Erskine; Julia Hulsmann" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz Trios. A variety of flavors...

Free Nelson Mandoom Jazz
The Organ Grinder
RareNoise Records
2016

Free Nelson Mandoomjazz is not exactly your posterchild for traditional jazz trios, nominally comprised of wind player Rebecca Sneddon, bassist Colin Stewart and drummer Paul Archibald. <em>Organ Grinder</em> is a recording ...

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Dmitry Baevsky: The Day After

Read "The Day After" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Imagine a group that, in large measure, references the bebop revolution of nearly seventy-five years ago, yet steers clear of the pitfalls of nostalgia, hero worship, and blatant imitation, and ultimately wins the day with an adroit blend of teamwork and compelling individual voices. For those who believe that nothing good can come from contemporary players ...

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The Heath Brothers: Jazz Family

Read "Jazz Family" reviewed by Jim Santella

Straight-ahead mainstream material – with solos from piano, guitar, trumpet, and each of the Heath brothers – makes for a listenable session. The ensemble has a genuine swing that sets your foot tapping and your head bobbing; this kind of atmosphere could even coax a wallflower out onto the dance floor. The big band arrangements on ...

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The Heath Brothers: Jazz Family

Read "Jazz Family" reviewed by Jack Bowers

There’s no gainsaying this album’s title: Philadelphia’s Heath brothers — Jimmy, Percy and Albert (a.k.a “Tootie”) truly are a Jazz family, perhaps even Jazz royalty, if such exists. On their second release for Concord, the monstrously talented brothers have invited some close friends and long–time colleagues to take part in a first–rate session of straight–ahead Jazz ...