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Eyolf Dale & André Roligheten: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This follow-up to Eyolf Dale's 2018 album Return To Mind, as with its 2016 predecessor, Dale's Wolf Valley, features André Roligheten on tenor sax and clarinet. But crucially, on Departure Dale and Roligheten have dispensed with a rhythm section. This is not a new format since this Norwegian pair had played in a duo configuration under ...

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Kenny Carr: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Guitarist Kenny Carr attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. In his final year he got the call to audition for Ray Charles. Carr toured worldwide with Charles for ten years and played lead guitar for Charles' recordings Just Between Us (Sony, 1990) and Live at Montreux (Eagle Rock, 1997).

Carr has enjoyed a ...

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Yoko Miura, Gianni Mimmo: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Ennesimo lavoro di grande spessore da parte di Gianni Mimmo, stavolta in duo con la pianista giapponese Yoko Miura. La musica è come suo solito improvvisata, anche se qua e là fanno capolino temi presi a spunto della creatività istantanea, le atmosfere, pur nella cifra tipica della ricerca e oscillante tra rarefazione e intensa concitazione, piuttosto ...

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Plucky Strum: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Sheryl Bailey and bassist Harvie S have clearly learned the first rule of getting ahead in show biz in these days of glitz and hype: find a clever and distinctive name--in this case Plucky Strum (after all, Lady Gaga was going nowhere as Stephani Germanotta). Departure is the duo's second album under that name for ...

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Felipe Salles: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ascoltare questo nuovo disco - il quinto da leader- di Felipe Salles e insieme scorrerne la tracklist dà una sensazione quasi contraddittoria: come se l'autore si fosse sforzato di mostrare, attraverso i titoli, la sua formazione al contempo eurocolta e jazzistica. Praticamente ogni brano è dedicato ad un compositore oppure richiama un gesto della musica classica: ...

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Hiroshima: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Departure isn't as much a radical departure as it is the next step in Hiroshima's evolution away from smooth jazz mainstay into a tight unit of skilled players making consistently solid music. The band is still built around multi-instrumentalist Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto}'s kinetic koto performances. James “Kimo" Cornwell's keyboard is an underrated strength, as ...

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Michel Berthiaume: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Michel Berthiaume is clearly one of the most classically-molded percussionists around. Drummers are supposed to keep time, to find the pulse of the song, and create the rhythmic content of composed and improvised pieces. Inspired percussionists feel, hear, and play melodies. The truly inspired ones can even provide harmonic lift to music from the skins they ...

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Dan St. Marseille: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If it’s true, as many say, that Jazz improvisation is actually story–telling by another name, tenor saxophonist Dan St. Marseille is an accomplished narrator who recounts a number of fascinating stories on Departure. None of them, it should be pointed out, is entirely unfamiliar, as comparable versions have been inscribed for a number of years by ...