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Bounce Trio: Contrasts

Read "Contrasts" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

At the heart of things, the Bounce Trio's Contrasts is a set of good time organ jazz, coming out of the tradition of Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, three organists who emerged in the 50s and 60s, riding a highly engaging urban soul jazz wave. But in a genre that seems more resistant to ...

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Sam Rivers: Contrasts

Read "Contrasts" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Multi reedist Sam Rivers' 1980 Contrasts in addition to being his only date as a leader for ECM, is a perfect example of his mid-career oeuvre. A sublime balance of intense, almost mystical lyricism and a singular sense of adventure permeates the album that appears for the first time in the CD format and is simultaneously ...

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Sam Rivers: Contrasts

Read "Contrasts" reviewed by John Kelman

In a significant discography now approaching forty titles as a leader across five decades, Contrasts stands out as the only recording that left-of-center saxophonist/flautist Sam Rivers led for ECM. Originally released in 1980 on vinyl and previously unavailable on CD, it is finally seeing the light of day again as part of the label's Re:solutions series--and ...

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Jon Gordon - Bill Charlap: Contrasts

Read "Contrasts" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il duo sax alto/pianoforte è una situazione tutta speciale, senza ritmica, in cui non c'è lo spazio per nascondersi. Negli ultimi anni specie Lee Konitz, insieme al Franco D'Andrea o Martial Solal, o il tedesco Frank Wunsch, ha lasciato delle prove molto belle nel genere, senza dimenticare il duo Greg Osby - Marc Copland ed il produttore di questo disco, Phil ...

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Bucky and John Pizzarelli: Contrasts

Read "Contrasts" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Coincidence. This disc crossed my desk at the same time as the latest issue of Jazz Notes, which has a book review of Terrance Ripmaster's biography of Bucky Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli: A Life in Music.. The father and son Pizzarelli, both having successful performing careers apart from one another, have again joined to record a duet ...