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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares

Read "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il “pianeta" Monk è stato talmente esplorato negli ultimi decenni che è difficile attendersi qualcosa d'originalmente significativo. Con quest'album orchestrale --la dimensione meno usata nelle revisitazioni del songbook monkiano -il pianista e compositore Frank Carlberg c'è però riuscito: anche se ogni brano s'ispira a un tema di Thelonious, l'elaborazione è personale e non deve stupire se ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeong Lim Yang: Déjà Vu

Read "Déjà Vu" reviewed by Troy Dostert

On her excellent debut record, Déjà Vu, bassist Jeong Lim Yang proves that there's more than one way to make a first impression on a listener. Rather than taking the obvious route with up-tempo workouts or deviously complex compositions, Yang is content to carve out plenty of open space for her music to breathe. Her graceful ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Presents The 10th Annual BJU Festival @ Smalls & Shapeshifter Lab!

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Presents The 10th Annual BJU Festival @ Smalls & Shapeshifter Lab!

BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND Presents
The 10th Annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival
@ Smalls & Shapeshifter on August 17 & 18! The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is an association of independent artists with a shared commitment to creativity and community. Through cooperative efforts, the BJU aims to build a greater awareness of original music emerging ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Red Piano Records To Release The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares"

Red Piano Records To Release The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: "Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares"

RED PIANO RECORDS TO RELEASE
THE FRANK CARLBERG LARGE ENSEMBLE:
Monk Dreams, Hallucinations And Nightmares
Available February 10, 2017 The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble is: Kirk Knuffke, John Carlson, Dave Smith, Jonathan Powell- trumpets; Alan Ferber, Brian Drye, Chris Washburn, Max Seeigel- trombones; John O'Gallagher, Jeremy Udden, Sam Sadigursky, Adam Kolker, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Monday Recommendation: The Jaki Byard Project

Monday Recommendation: The Jaki Byard Project

The Jaki Byard Project, Inch By Inch, Yard Byard (GM Recordings) An album in tribute to a prodigious pianist—without a pianist; it must have seemed a good idea when flutist Jamie Baum conceived it. And it was. Ms. Baum, drummer George Schuller and guitarist Jerome Harris studied with Byard at the New England Conservatory. He died in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

David Berkman: Old Friends And New Friends

Read "Old Friends And New Friends" reviewed by Budd Kopman

With Old Friends and New Friends, pianist/composer David Berkman reunites with the Palmetto label, as well as Matt Balitsaris, who both founded the label and was the recording engineer. Berkman nostalgically describes the process of making the earlier recordings as a group undertaking where disparate personalties are melded into a whole to produce a distinct sound. ...

David Berkman: Old Friends And New Friends

Read "Old Friends And New Friends" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist David Berkman has come full circle with Old Friends And New Friends. He's back on Palmetto records, the label that released his first four records as a leader between 1998 and 2004; Matt Balitsaris, who helped shape and capture the sound on those albums, is back at the helm, serving as engineer, co-producer and sounding ...

Billy Mintz: The 2 Bass Band...Live

Read "The 2 Bass Band...Live" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Venerable first-call session artist and bandleader, Billy Mintz (Alan Broadbent Trio, Eddie Daniels Quartet) has logged years of productive time within the East and West Coast USA jazz communities. Calling New York home since 2001, he formed the 2 Bass Band, which is a unit that performs at many of the well-known Manhattan venues, but surprisingly, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brooklyn Jazz Underground: Seven by Seven

Read "Seven by Seven" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Settetto molto compatto, solido, il Brooklyn Jazz Underground pratica un jazz non particolarmente avventuroso ma comunque ben congegnato e condotto, col ruolo-guida che passa dalla voce (persino iperpresente nella prima parte dell'album) alla tromba, al sax tenore. Ci sono delle ripetizioni e un asservimento al canto a volte persino eccessivo, quasi supino, tuttavia il lavoro prende ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Fred Hersch: My Coma Dreams

Read "Fred Hersch: My Coma Dreams" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

My Coma Dreams
Music composed by Fred Hersch
Conceived, Written, and Directed by Herschel Garfein
Palmetto Records
2014

If you were a composer, would you write a piece of music based on your experience of being unconscious for 40 days in a medically-induced coma? The ...


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