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Matt Wilson's Arts And Crafts: The Scenic Route

Read "The Scenic Route" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Jazz piacevole e godibile, ma discontinuo negli esiti e con qualche caduta di gusto. Si potrebbe sintetizzare così la più recente produzione discografica del pur eccellente batterista Matt Wilson: solista notevole ma arrangiatore non molto fantasioso. Alti ma anche bassi in questo percorso, a tratti ben congegnato dal leader con piglio sicuro e la disinvoltura da abile organizzatori ...

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Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts: The Scenic Route

Read "The Scenic Route" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Whenever he plays, drummer Matt Wilson exudes an infectious enthusiasm that affects audience and musicians alike. It is one of the qualities--along with his sheer musicality and the technical facility to play inside and outside--that has attracted a range of bandleaders to Wilson. His book is so full with sideman dates that it's a wonder he ...

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Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts: The Scenic Route

Read "The Scenic Route" reviewed by Stephen Wood

It's early summer, the sky is clear and warm, and you're half-reclined behind the wheel of a white, American-made convertible, cruising smoothly down the highway. Suddenly you notice that you've drifted off onto the wrong exit ramp. In order to right your blunder, you have to navigate a service road littered with zany, brightly colored bric-a-brac. ...

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Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts: The Scenic Route

Read "The Scenic Route" reviewed by Troy Collins

Drummer Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts ensemble has followed a somewhat more mainstream path than some of his previous efforts. With each release, Wilson has been slowly expanding the concept of this unconventional quartet with an eclectic and exploratory ear. Arts & Crafts' third album on Palmetto Records, The Scenic Route, is as varied and rewarding ...

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Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts: The Scenic Route

Read "The Scenic Route" reviewed by Jim Santella

Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts swings in a collective manner with a comfortable fit that speaks from the jazz tradition, while driving with soulful authority. Trumpeter Terell Stafford gives Wilson an eloquent lyrical voice that he backs with propulsive rhythms. Pianist and organist Gary Versace gives this powerful quartet its various moods, which bassist Dennis Irwin ...

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John Butcher/Phil Durrant/John Russell: The Scenic Route

Read "The Scenic Route" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Three improvisers with long resumes and magnificent virtuosity. Themeless improvised music that highlights the abilities of each musician to interact with his fellows and create a seamless whole of spontaneous composition. That is The Scenic Route by John Butcher, Phil Durrant, and John Russell.

The title may be derived from the unhurried nature of these 1998 ...

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John Butcher-Phil Durrant-John Russell: The Scenic Route

Read "The Scenic Route" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Jon Butcher (saxophones), Phil Durrant (violin) and John Russell (guitar) are a free-jazz or improvisational power trio of sorts. The Scenic Route is the latest from this daring and adventurous group as tracks 1-4 were recorded live in France and track 5 recorded live in London.

The opener, “Heavy Merge” commences as if three scientists were ...