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Content by tag "Awakening"

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Michelle Coltrane: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Yes, that Coltrane. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane, the offspring of pianist Alice McLeod (and vocalist Kenny Hagood) and the stepdaughter of saxophone icon John Coltrane, has one of the strongest musical pedigrees around. She was, quite literally, born and raised into musical legend. But her background and lineage hasn't put undue pressure on her development or musical ...

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Burak Bedikyan: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On his third release as a leader, Istanbul based pianist, Burak Bedikyan seamlessly blends his dual education in western classical and jazz and his national/ethnic heritage into an intriguing and cohesive album. Awakening comprises of nine Bedikyan originals that are elegantly crafted balancing intricate harmonies with deceptively effortless fluidity.

The gently rolling refrains on ...

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Nicole Mitchell: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Nic Jones

This is could be called flautist Niicole Mitchell's first blowing date, although the rarefied nature of her music renders the term only loosely applicable. It's true that, in working with a quartet, she's created the right circumstances for music more reflective of the tradition to happen, but the results are no mere reiteration of a fading ...

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Nicole Mitchell: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Che Nicole Mitchell sia una delle protagoniste più stimolanti del jazz degli ultimi anni è un dato di fatto confermato dalle tante uscite discografiche, dalle collaborazioni e dalla presenza in festival e rassegne. Gli appassionati si dividono poi nei giudizi: la flautista ha puntato molto in questi anni su progetti per largo organico in cui convivono energie molto ...

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Milan Stanisavljevic: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Milan Stanisavljević evokes the intimacy of a trio to set up some evocative images on his debut CD, Awakening. The pianist has his vision and his focus in clear perspective; this is a jazz recording, the music well within the mainstream, even as Stanisavljević finds his calling in swing and blues. Tempering that approach is the ...

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Nicole Mitchell: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Flautist Nicole Mitchell is visionary. Her music clasps a wide panorama of styles and sounds in a constant quest for the new, as she opens up a sonic spectrum that moves from quiet interludes to scintillating rhythmic motifs.

Mitchell brings the flute up front on this CD, working with a quartet rather than the ...

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Nicole Mitchell: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Jack Huntley

Flautist Nicole Mitchell's generous improvisational abilities are at the musical heart of Awakening. Not only does she move effortlessly from single-note lines and sliding honks to wispy, soft timbres, but she is equally comfortable moving from pure melodic phrasing to more experimental, free content. Coupled with an exceptional trio backing, Mitchell's album crackles with infectious spontaneity. ...

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Gabriele Coen "Jewish Experience": Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Essere il primo gruppo italiano ad incidere per la Tzadik, la mitica etichetta newyorchese di John Zorn, oltre che motivo di grande orgoglio è prova che potrebbe provocare senso di vertigine o perlomeno un poco di preoccupazione. Ma, dalla sua, Gabriele Coen ha diverse armi a disposizione per scongiurare qualsiasi pericolo. La confidenza e la dimestichezza con un repertorio ostico ...

Randy Simon Jazz Project: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Alexander M. Stern

In describing his project on his website, composer Randy Simon characterizes his entry into the world of jazz composition as the result of a “midlife crisis." A lifelong jazz fan, Simon began taking piano lessons as an adult. Finding improvisation to be a challenge, he found that he could write down the melodies in his head, ...

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University of Toronto 10 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's today's trivia question: How can one separate Canada's A-level university jazz ensembles from their working professional counterparts? The answer: One can't. At least, not if said undergrad ensembles are from Montreal's McGill University or the University of Toronto, either of which readily bears comparison to that country's (or any country's) more seasoned play-for-pay bands.

Awakening, ...