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Grachan Moncur III: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by Greg Simmons

One of the more unusual records in Music Matters series of Blue Note Records reissues is Grachan Moncur III's avant-garde classic Evolution, released here on a 45 rpm double LP. The Music Matters Blue Notes are among the highest quality jazz vinyl available, with fanatical attention to sound, packaging, and pressing quality, here doing serious justice ...

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Dr Lonnie Smith: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Inizia col contagioso groove di “Play It Back" il nuovo disco di Lonnie Smith, tornato a incidere con la Blue Note dopo 45 anni d'assenza. L'organista lo scrisse negli anni d'oro dell'hammond B-3, alla fine dei sessanta, ha sempre tenuto il brano in repertorio e oggi lo ripropone nel nuovo gruppo con due batteristi e Robert ...

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Dr. Lonnie Smith: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Artist repatriation seems to be something of a theme in the Don Was era of Blue Note Records. In 2013 there was the return of saxophonist Wayne Shorter, a jazz giant who delivered many of his landmark '60s albums on this storied imprint. Then, in 2015, Charles Lloyd left ECM for Blue Note, a label that ...

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Jake Hertzog: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il giovane chitarrista Jake Hertzog giunge al terzo album da leader in studio, offrendo un'ulteriore conferma della bontà del suo progetto. Senza divenire servo della sua ottima tecnica, Hertzog si ciba di curiosità e di voglia di esplorare in maniera poco rituale un jazz-rock progressivo raffinato, elegante, ma anche carico di adrenalina e di sostanziosi grumi materici. Hertzog sembra ...

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Jake Hertzog: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Guitarist Jake Hertzog's previous recordings as leader, Chromatosphere (That's Out, 2009) and Patterns (Buckyball, 2010) created a stir, with reviewers comparing his talent to just about every jazz and rock guitarist who's ever been described as a legend, from the 1940s on. What this hints rather broadly at is Hertzog's cross-generational approach and stylistic variation which ...

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Jake Hertzog: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

Evolution is the third solo outing from guitarist Jake Hertzog, Guitar Player Magazine contributor and member of the rock band, The Young Presidents. Although the album appears weighted towards jazz fusion, it is the rock-inflected phrases woven into the music that saves it from running into all-too-familiar jazz guitar footprints. The generational sound of this recording ...

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David Lee Jr.: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Collezionisti, diggers, cercatori di pepite sonore, alfieri delle limited editions, unitevi! La sempre straordinaria etichetta londinese Soul Jazz ripesca dall'oscurità questa gemma realizzata nel 1974 in poche centinaia di copie [etichetta autoprodotta, ovviamente, la Supernal Records] dal batterista David Lee Jr. Originario di New Orleans, ma pienamente calato nell'atmosfera di ricerca black della Grande Mela a cavallo tra gli anni Sessanta ...

Dave Glasser: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

There's nothing wrong with a little old school. Saxophonist Dave Glasser keeps it simple--no flash, no gimmicks. Glasser has spent many years as a sideman, performing with artists including the Clark Terry Quintet, the Count Basie Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet and the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars. He has also recorded several CDs as a leader. A native ...

Dave Glasser: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Alto saxophonist Dave Glasser might have been born at the wrong time. While he is performing and recording some terrific music in the 21st century, his stylistic preferences lean heavily on the music of the 1940s and '50s. Glasser spent ample time over the past two-plus decades performing with Clark Terry, Illinois Jacquet, and Barry Harris, ...

Jon Gordon: Evolution

Read "Evolution" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L'evoluzione di Jon Gordon è inarrestabile. Lo deve ammettere anche lui visto il titolo del suo ultimo disco per la Artist Share. Gordon non è solo un sassofonista, ma ormai anche un compositore ambizioso che cerca nuove strade che lo portino oltre i percorsi che lo hanno fatto conoscere. I brani di Evolution si susseguono in forma di ...