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Alejandro Coello: Percussion Theory

Read "Percussion Theory" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The music of Spanish percussion master Alejandro Coello doesn't slot easily into any categorical opening, and it's likely he prefers it that way. A sharp-minded individualist, he creates compelling works that nod toward contemporary percussion ensemble aesthetics, modern classicism and chamber jazz all at once.

Utilizing his own instrumental gifts along with those of ...

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Mikkel Ploug: Faroe

Read "Faroe" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il rapporto artistico tra il tenorsassofonista statunitense Mark Turner e il chitarrista danese Mikkel Ploug è piuttosto lungo e consolidato, avendo i due suonato per circa dieci anni nel quartetto messo in piedi da Ploug dopo il suo arrivo in America nel 2005. E proprio l'intesa prodottasi tra i due è stata lo stimolo che ha ...

3x3: Piano Trios, vol. V

Read "3x3: Piano Trios, vol. V" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Nick Sanders Trio
Playtime 2050
Sunnyside Records
2019

Nick Sanders understandably sees some turbulence ahead at the midpoint of the century (not to mention the decades leading up to it). Disturbing as this cover may seem, though, he and a couple adventurous trio-mates make sure this speculative portrait keeps its ...

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Walking Distance feat. Jason Moran: Freebird

Read "Freebird" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Un tuffo nel passato e uno al cuore. Sono le prime battute di “William" e lo spirito di Charlie Parker prende forme e colori così vividi da lasciar stordito l'ascoltatore. E' il brano iniziale di Freebird e se per una volta i nomi rimandano ad un qualche significato mai titolo di album fu più azzeccato.

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Denny Zeitlin: Remembering Miles

Read "Remembering Miles" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Denny Zeitlin, pushing hard ahead in an extraordinary recording career that began in 1963 with a sideman job on Jeremy Steig's Flute Fever (Columbia Records), has settled artistically, fifty years on, into a pair welcoming homes: Sunnyside Records, for whom he has recorded ten superb albums, beginning with 2009's In Concert Featuring Buster Williams and ...

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Tobias Meinhart: Berlin People

Read "Berlin People" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

For this outing as a leader, New York-based saxophonist Tobias Meinhart has assembled a team of musicians who are all based in Berlin and have studied under Kurt Rosenwinkel. The guitarist, another Berliner, is featured on just over half of the nine, highly melodic and mostly original compositions.

Within that tuneful paradigm, the material ...

Joe Martin: Etoilee

Read "Etoilee" reviewed by Peter Hoetjes

Bassist Joe Martin's Etoilee is a family affair, as defined by both his muse and his musicians. The album's title is inspired by his youngest daughter's middle name, which is most likely derived from his wife's Parisian roots. Saxophonist Mark Turner and pianist Kevin Hayes performed on Martin's debut album Passage (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2004), ...

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Jennifer Wharton: Bonegasm

Read "Bonegasm" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Esattamente sessant'anni fa Melba Liston incideva Melba Liston and Her Bones, presentando due ensemble con ognuno quattro tromboni più ritmica. Quel disco dimenticato della grande trombonista è un antecedente significativo di quanto fa oggi Jennifer Wharton. È ovviamente improprio stabilire connessioni con un'opera così lontana nel tempo ma sul versante della ricchezza espressiva, melodica e ritmica ...

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Roman Filiu: Quarteria

Read "Quarteria" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

L'altosassofonista cubano Román Filiú, classe 1972, dopo un lungo girovagare approdato otto anni fa negli States (New York), trovando in particolare una sua collocazione ideale accanto a Henry Threadgill, firma quello che dovrebbe essere il terzo album a suo nome, alla testa di un settetto denominato come il disco stesso, Quarteria.

La doppia ...

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Alex Harding - Lucian Ban: Dark Blue

Read "Dark Blue" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Lucian Ban (piano) and Alex Harding (woodwinds) have performed and recorded together for 20-years besides their prominent activities within global progressive jazz and improvisational circles. The universal language of jazz is conveyed here as Detroit-reared Harding and the Romanian born pianist gel to a variety of tempos amid solstice, reflective sentiment, off-centered blues balladry and bouncy ...