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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The 14 Jazz Orchestra: Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy

Read "Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dischi come questo sono indicativi dell'alto livello professionale che il jazz statunitense esprime anche nelle cosiddette zone di periferia, lontane da New York, Chicago o Los Angeles.
Quest'orchestra opera in Florida ed è formata da 13 insegnanti o ex alunni della Miami University diretti dall'arrangiatore Dan Bonsanti e integrati da pregevoli ospiti: Will Lee ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Vinnie Zummo: The Coyote

Read "The Coyote" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist Vinnie Zummo is best known for his long association with singer/songwriter Joe Jackson. He appeared on every Jackson album from Body and Soul (A&M, 1984) through Blaze of Glory (A&M, 1989), returning for The Duke (Razor & Tie Recordings, 2012). The Coyote is mostly original compositions (several of them new arrangements of tunes from earlier ...

Take Five with B.D. Lenz

Read "Take Five with  B.D. Lenz" reviewed by B.D. Lenz

About B.D. Lenz:
Mix the sophistication of jazz, the grit of blues, and the grooves of funk and soul, and you have the recipe for contempo-jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. The New Jersey native has played guitar since his early teens, is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and has studied with such ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz "Guitar Hero" B.D. Lenz Celebrates 20 Years With "Manifesto" CD Release Party

Jazz "Guitar Hero" B.D. Lenz Celebrates 20 Years With "Manifesto" CD Release Party

B.D. Lenz 's Manifesto CD Release Party Set for Friday, March 25, 2016 from 9pm-1am at the The Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ $10 in advance or $15 at the door (18 or older to enter and 21 to drink). $5 CD sale for this special evening. With thousands of live gigs performed internationally, 8 highly-acclaimed albums ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet +1

Read "The Odd Couple Quintet +1" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

John Clark ha acquisito notorietà negli anni settanta, quando fu tra i principali strumentisti dell'orchestra di Gil Evans. Si sa che l'arrangiatore canadese aveva un debole per il corno francese e non se ne privò al varo della big-band “elettrica."
Con John Clark lo strumento è uscito dal ruolo di strumento occasionale che aveva avuto ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The 14 Jazz Orchetra: Nothing Hard is Ever Easy

Read "Nothing Hard is Ever Easy" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Under the direction of arranger/conductor and educator Dan Bonsanti, The 14 Jazz Orchestra delivers its debut recording with Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy presenting a repertoire of contemporary jazz containing and offering of mainstream, fusion, pop, gospel-styled and classical-tinged elements that make this first effort, one varied musical statement. This fourteen-piece light ensemble is comprised of ...

John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet +1

Read "The Odd Couple Quintet +1" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Yes, it is true that French horn and bassoon are not commonplace instruments in jazz. Attempts have been made to use them, of course, most recently by Julian Schneemann on Roundabout, but in that work, they were used more as colors in the mix.

What is unusual is for these instruments to be in the ...

John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet +1

Read "The Odd Couple Quintet +1" reviewed by Jack Bowers

"And now," as John Cleese used to intone on the Monty Python television series, “for something completely different." In this case, a jazz quintet (+1) sporting a front line of French horn and bassoon and performing, among other things, two horn concertos by Mozart. An odd coupling? At first blush, it would seem so. Far less ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Odd Couple Quintet +1 By John Clark

The Odd Couple Quintet +1 By John Clark

John Clark French horn CD Release on Composers Concordance Records "Virtually every French horn student starts playing the Mozart Concerti at a young age. I think I was 11 or 12 when I first attempted them, and even then I wanted to improvise on them. I had no idea what 'jazz' or 'creative music' was, but I ...

Karl Latham / Ryan Carniaux / Mark Egan: Constellations

Read "Constellations" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

If you happened to be in vitro fed Isao Tomita during your pre-personage, you're going to recognise Karl Latham's Constellations electronica subliminally--regardless any jazz/Bjork connections. 70's Japanese synth/horn, space music trembling has that tendency to unhinge a certain primeval magic. Space music in the 21st Century has less artefacts than the 70s first steppers, and more ...


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