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Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning

Read "In the Beginning" reviewed by Luca Canini

Anche i giganti hanno cominciato da piccoli. Lontani dai riflettori e dalle luci delle capitali del jazz, sui palchi più o meno scalcagnati di una città qualunque. Indianapolis, nel caso di Wes Montgomery. Prima della fama, prima di cambiare per sempre il concetto di sei corde applicato all'improvvisazione, è nel cuore del Midwest che il chitarrista ...

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Eli Degibri: In The Beginning

Read "In The Beginning" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Israeli-born tenor saxophonist Eli Degibri, who not too long ago cut his teeth playing with Herbie Hancock, has taken his own maiden voyage with his premiere CD release, the appropriately titled In the Beginning. Degibri composed most of the songs here, narratives defined by deft rhythm and tempo shifts and ample space for the musicians to ...

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Eli Degibri: In The Beginning

Read "In The Beginning" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Eli Degibri is a young tenor saxophonist from Israel, here with his first recording, and an impressive debut it is. Degibri exhibits a robust, warm tone and an unpredictable sense of phrasing. His playing runs from graceful bebop dancing worthy of Sonny Stitt to upper register cries that resonate like a desert wind.

Degibri is ...

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Eli Degibri: In The Beginning

Read "In The Beginning" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Young tenor saxophonist Eli Degibri brings a seasoned and somewhat unique approach to his debut recording, In The Beginning. While it's impressive that the Israeli native performed in circles with names such as Herbie Hancock, Al Foster, and the Mingus Big Band, it is more impressive to hear his own style and development come to the ...

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Hubert Laws: In The Beginning

Read "In The Beginning" reviewed by John Sharpe

In The Beginning is just one of ten titles Sony has recently released from its famous CTI catalog. Founded in the 70's by producer Creed Taylor, CTI was known for its distinctive cover art, glossy production values and albums that usually contained hefty doses of commercially palatable pop/jazz material. Artists such as George Benson , Freddie ...