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Jimmy Heath BIg Band: Live at the Blue Note

Read "Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Inciso al Blue Note di New York, questo CD riunisce una big band stellare comprendente alcuni dei migliori jazzisti contemporanei. La guida il magnifico sassofonista Jimmy Heath, uno dei musician's musicians per eccellenza nel jazz. Sembra incredibile, ma questo è solo il suo terzo CD per big band in 60 anni di carriera a fronte di ...

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Eldar Djangirov: Live at the Blue Note

Read "Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by Jim Santella

Intimate and sparkling with effervescent joy, Eldar's appearance at the Blue Note in New York clearly brought a persuasive force to his audience. He's spontaneous and personable for this program of six standards and four originals, steering his acoustic trio through lovely straight-ahead territory with class.

Trumpeter Chris Botti guests with the trio on “You ...

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Gal Costa: Live At The Blue Note

Read "Live At The Blue Note" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

For the set list of her first-ever appearance at New York's Blue Note last May, Gal Costa chose to sing material that influenced her growing up. Aware that she had to be as minimalist as possible, she chose a simple backing quartet of guitar, bass, drums and saxophone.

The disc, which was recorded ...

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Michel Camilo: Live at the Blue Note

Read "Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by Joel Roberts

It's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer virtuosity Michel Camilo displays at the piano. His level of playing is so high, his technique so flawless, his musical vocabulary so broad, that you can lose sight of what truly sets him apart from the pack of simply proficient pianists; namely his ability to transcend mere notes ...

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Michel Camilo: Live at the Blue Note

Read "Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Amazingly enough, this March 2003 recording marks the first live release from Michel Camilo, the Dominican Republic's preeminent pianist. Incidentally, it is also his first recording with an all Cuban rhythm section, Charles Flores on bass and Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez on drums.

For those unaware of Camilo's virtuosity and compositional skill both ...

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Tania Maria: Live At The Blue Note

Read "Live At The Blue Note" reviewed by Jim Santella

Singing in Portuguese & English, and hop-scotching her way around wordless vocals, Tania Maria takes a ton of built-in, high-voltage energy with her everywhere she goes. From Northern Brazil, she's lived in Europe and the U.S., while gaining popularity for her unique style. Samba and romantic dance blend naturally with her perky piano and syncopated vocal ...

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Will Calhoun: Live at the Blue Note

Read "Live at the Blue Note" reviewed by Craig Jolley

Percussionist Calhoun has hired most of Bobby Watson's Horizon quintet, but this session is not a case of Watson uncomfortably grimacing as a sideman in his own band. For one thing Calhoun's band has a more modern feel. As might be expected Watson is the strongest soloist, but he limits his contributions to playing, and he ...

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Will Calhoun Quintet: Live At The Blue Note

Read "Live At The Blue Note" reviewed by AAJ Staff

In a blending of genres that makes categorization irrelevant, drummer Will Calhoun, previously of Living Colour, has released his first CD as a leader of a jazz group. Recorded live at the Blue Note two days after Christmas in 1999, the Will Calhoun Quintet has a familiar ring for a previously unrecorded group. That's because saxophonist ...

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Paquito D'Rivera: Live At The Blue Note

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Now that the United States is experiencing a renaissance in awareness of the richness of Cuban music (but for who knows how long?), it's time to reappraise and re-appreciate one of the first of the Baby Boomer generation's Cuban jazz musicians. Paquito D'Rivera brought that country's music directly to the heart of jazz country--that heart being ...

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Paquito D'Rivera: Live At The Blue Note

Read "Live At The Blue Note" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Now that the United States is experiencing a renaissance in awareness of the richness of Cuban music (but for who knows how long?), it's time to reappraise and re-appreciate one of the first of the Baby Boomer generation's Cuban jazz musicians. Paquito D'Rivera brought that country's music directly to the heart of jazz country--that heart being ...