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Allison Miller, Carmen Staaf: Science Fair

Read "Science Fair" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

La voglia di mettersi in gioco queste due brave jazziste non l'hanno mai persa, anzi ha sempre fatto parte del loro DNA. La batterista Allison Miller, veterana della scena jazz newyorchese e nota anche per le sue incursioni nella musica pop con Ani DiFranco e Natalie Merchant, incontra la giovanissima pianista Carmen Staaf nel 2015 quando ...

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Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran: Freebird

Read "Freebird" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

New York-based Walking Distance garners the benefits of upper echelon pianist Jason Moran appearing on select tracks. The ensemble sparks memories of older, Charlie Parker-inspired ensembles like Supersax, featuring saxophonists Warne Marsh, Med Flory and many others. But this young band doesn't mimic or perform hard bop with a strict allegiance to the infancy of this ...

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Andy Milne & Dapp Theory: The Seasons of Being

Read "The Seasons of Being" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

From a scientific stance, the jury may still be out on homeopathic treatments via a wealth of published material--a subject well beyond the scope of this article. However, estimable jazz pianist Andy Milne (Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane) has reaped positive homeopathic benefits while fighting prostate cancer. Per the marketing info on Sunnyside's website: “Milne's positive experiences ...

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Mikkel Ploug & Mark Turner: Faroe

Read "Faroe" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While tenor saxophone heavy Mark Turner has toured with guitarist Mikkel Ploug's quartet for approximately a decade, the unique musical alliance developed between this pair has never before received such a high degree of attention. With Faroe, Ploug presents thirteen original compositions written or rearranged specifically to telescope their bond(s), explore the very essence of the ...

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Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs

Read "Sorrows & Triumphs" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed eponymous debut record (Red Records) and subsequent sophomore outing Océanos (Criss Cross Records), in 2007, Edward Simon has now once more gathered together the power quartet Afinada, featuring Brian Blade on drums, David Binney on sax and bassist Scott Colley. With the addition of the Imani Winds chamber ...

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Laszlo Gardony: Serious Play

Read "Serious Play" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Questo solo piano di Laszlo Gardony segue l'approccio usato nel 2013 in Clarity, quando, dopo vent'anni, riprese a incidere un disco senza accompagnatori (Changing Standards, Sunnyside 1993). Trasferitosi negli Stati Uniti alla fine degli anni ottanta per frequentare il Berklee College of Music (di cui poi è divenuto insegnante), il pianista ungherese realizzò alla fine di ...

Michael Leonhart: The Painted Lady Suite

Read "The Painted Lady Suite" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A trent'anni esatti dalla scomparsa di Gil Evans, la sua lezione orchestrale rivive e si alimenta di nuove suggestioni. Il sorprendente e straordinario debutto della Michael Leonhart Orchestra rinnova un'estetica che in questi decenni ha ispirato Maria Schneider, in parte Darcy James Argue e alimentato la ricerca filologica e la rielaborazione di Ryan Truesdell.

Denny Zeitlin: Wishing On The Moon

Read "Wishing On The Moon" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Denny Zeitlin claimed a spot as a top-tier jazz pianist at the very beginning of his recording career with a sideman slot on flutist Jeremy Steig's Flute Fever (Columbia, 1963), followed by his debut as a leader, Cathexis (Columbia, 1964). After three more excellent sets for Columbia, Zeitlin's career shifted into a smaller label mode, ...

Denny Zeitlin: Wishing On The Moon

Read "Wishing On The Moon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The title of the final cut on this live date--"Signs & Wonders," written by David Friesen--truly homes in on the truth about this trio. For in gestures large and small, guideposts laid out by form and instinct, a time-strengthened sense of equilateral idealism, and an open-minded aesthetic, this outfit continually creates music to marvel at.

Edward Simon: Sorrows & Triumphs

Read "Sorrows & Triumphs" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This project by pianist Edward Simon blends together many diverse elements. The music combines classical formalism with jazz energy and is performed by a combination of Simon's jazz quartet, Afinidad, and the woodwind quintet, Imani Winds, with some guest musicians added in. The compositions themselves are movements of two separate suites written by Simon, “Sorrows And ...