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Fred Hersch: Open Book

Read "Open Book" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

In the aftermath of his coma and very possible demise back in 2008, pianist Fred Hersch blossomed from a status as a first rate jazz pianist into the rarified air of one of the handful of top practitioners of that art form. A series of post-illness albums, from Whirl (2010), to Alone At The Vanguard (2011) ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fred Hersch Trio: Sunday Night at the Vanguard

Read "Sunday Night at the Vanguard" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

"Questo è di gran lunga l'album migliore che ho realizzato in trio--dice Fred Hersch -e rappresenta al meglio il nostro modo di suonare."
Ogni musicista tende a pensare allo stesso modo e la frase ci lascia perplessi perchè non è facile superare album strepitosi come Floating (Palmetto, 2014) realizzato in studio e Alive at ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Piano & More: Rich Halley 5, Casey Golden Trio, Jeff Denson Quartet, Fred Hersch Trio, Peter Erskine Trio, & Sirius Quartet

Read "Piano & More: Rich Halley 5, Casey Golden Trio, Jeff Denson Quartet, Fred Hersch Trio, Peter Erskine Trio, & Sirius Quartet" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

An assortment of striking jazz/improvisation recordings. Three of them are piano trios--each with their own unique character--but two of them have no piano, or any other harmonic instrument.

Rich Halley 5
The Outlier
Pine Eagle Records
2016

Tenor saxophonist Rich Halley's longstanding quartet with trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: Beginning of a Memory

Read "Beginning of a Memory" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Un anno dopo la morte della moglie per leucemia, il batterista Matt Wilson ha riunito i membri dei suoi tre gruppi, The Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts e Christmas Tree-O, per una commemorazione che prende spunto dai funerali d'inizio secolo a New Orleans. Alcuni brani incisi con le sue formazioni vengono riproposti in un clima ...

Fred Hersch Trio: Sunday Night At The Vanguard

Read "Sunday Night At The Vanguard" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The thing about a Fred Hersch Trio recording, is that it's like a family meal at your favorite restaurant. While the kids want to start with dessert first, you may want them to enjoy the appetizers and settle in for a delicious meal before the sweets. With Hersch's trio, the last course is almost always a ...

The Fred Hersch Trio: Sunday Night At The Vanguard

Read "Sunday Night At The Vanguard" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Reach up to the CD shelf and pull a handful of Fred Hersch CDS down. You'll find that the pianist has a good thing going with the Village Vanguard. Alive At The Vanguard (Palmetto Records, 2012) a stellar two CD set, and terrific solo set, Alone At the Vanguard (Palmetto Records, 2011), are Hersch's most recent ...

Mike Holober: Balancing Act

Read "Balancing Act" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non è facile coniugare raffinatezza formale e tensione emotiva, meticolose orchestrazioni e libertà individuale, sottigliezze cameristiche e momenti jazzisticamente impetuosi.
A capo del suo ottetto, Mike Holober offre un appassionante esempio di tutto ciò, realizzando il suo lavoro più maturo e ricercato, a distanza di sei anni dal precedente con la Gotham Jazz Orchestra ...

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: Beginning of A Memory

Read "Beginning of A Memory" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

For this mostly retrospective session drummer/composer Matt Wilson convened all of the members--past and present--of his longest established groups: the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, and Christmas Tree-O. So it's not only a larger ensemble than usual, but also a melding of the different stylistic focuses represented by those projects. There are 13 players altogether, ...

Matt Wilson’s Big Happy Family: Beginning of A Memory

Read "Beginning of A Memory" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It's easy to imagine the phone calls, drummer Matt Wilson made, using his best imitation of Elwood from the 1980 Blues Brothers movie, “We're putting the band back together, we're on a mission from God." And like that, current members and alumni of the drummer's bands: the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, and Christmas Tree-O ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fred Hersch: Solo

Read "Solo" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Compiuti i sessanta anni, Fred Hersch ha ormai conseguito la meritata notorietà che però lo ha portato alla sovraesposizione discografica. Questo suo recente progetto è imperniato sulla rielaborazione di un vasto repertorio che include jazz, bossa nova, musica eurocolta, pop. Come era lecito attendersi da un musicista di vaglia come lui, prevale la logica della decostruzione ...


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