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Brian Landrus: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

«Se qualcuno ti dice che non puoi fare qualcosa, sai proprio che stai facendo qualcosa di speciale». Queste parole di Bob Brookmeyer hanno sostenuto Brian Landrus nella stesura di quest'ambizioso progetto orchestrale, che ha confermato le parole del grande trombonista e arrangiatore, ricevendo generali consensi.

Tutto è iniziato nell'estate del 2014 quando Landrus ...

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Brian Landrus: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

With Generations baritone saxophonist Brian Landrus has created an ambitious set of music for full orchestra that is based in jazz but also touches on classical music, hip hop and reggae, giving prominent position to instruments like harp and vibraphone to give his ensemble an airy, spacious sound.

It all begins with the five-movement “Jeru ...

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Brian Landrus: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Brian Landrus established himself as a composer of great strength and substance, and rose to his position as one of the foremost low reed specialists on the scene, through albums like the expansive Mirage (Blueland Records, 2013) and the trio-centric The Deep Below (Blueland, Records/Palmetto Records, 2015). But even well wrought and absorbing dates like those ...

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Shauli Einav: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The title of saxophonist Shauli Einav's third album, Generations, hints at the breadth of source material the young Israeli-born musician has explored in assembling this collection. Einav contributes two original tunes, “Thermo Blues" and “Renewal," but the bulk of the set comes from the pens of some of the finest writers and players in the history ...

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Alex Sipiagin: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In many ways, Woody Shaw was the dominant voice on the trumpet between Freddie Hubbard and the rise of Wynton Marsalis. Like Hubbard, Shaw could be an aggressive force, but his writing style, tone and angular soloing set him apart. His tragic and untimely death put him in the same category as fellow Blakey trumpeters Clifford ...

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Alex Sipiagin: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Alex Sipiagin pays it forward with his eighth Criss Cross release, Generations, dedicated to the late Woody Shaw, a lesser celebrated but brilliant trumpeter who performed with artists including Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill. A fiery stylist with perfect pitch and lyricism, Shaw was admired by peers and emulated by up-and-comers as Sipiagin ...

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Alex Sipiagin: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Woody Shaw was highly regarded as one of the finest trumpeters and composers of his era at the time of his tragic death in 1989, at the age of 44. Alex Sipiagin, an exciting young trumpeter, pays an eloquent tribute to Shaw with Generations, a blend of a few Shaw compositions with some of his own ...

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Miles Okazaki: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Generations, Miles Okazaki's second CD, displays the ornate structural latticework and solid foundation of a highly skilled conceptual architect. As a guitarist his tone is taut and balanced across the full range of the instrument, full of rhythmic and melodic nuance. Okazaki also shows thoughtfulness and creativity as a composer and bandleader, assembling a close-knit group ...

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Miles Okazaki: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Squadra che vince non si cambia, o quasi. Miles Okazaki - chitarrista americano, classe '74, proveniente da una famiglia dedita alle arti visive - dopo il convincente debutto da leader intitolato Mirror dà alle stampe Generations, registrato in un'unica take e ideale prosecuzione del suo discorso compositivo che unisce tecnica, fantasia e intraprendenza. Via gli elementi elettronici e stesso ...

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Miles Okazaki: Generations

Read "Generations" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Myriad ideas collide and interact on Miles Okazaki's follow-up to Mirror: his latest offering, Generations. These ideas span not only musical forms and concepts but also cultures--from Indian to European and American. The music also leaps across various artistic disciplines--philosophical, mathematical and visual--to render one central ostensible idea: that all sound is an experience shaped by ...