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Mette Juul: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Change is an inevitable part of life and music. The very essence of being a jazz musician involves catching a musical moment that never comes back again, but occasionally, a record shows up that is both a document of change and the sum of a lifetime. With Change, Danish jazz singer, guitarist and songwriter, Mette Juul, ...

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Andrew Hill: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by Jeff Stockton



Until Mosaic issued the limited-edition, seven-disc box set, The Complete Blue Note Andrew Hill Sessions (1963-66), pianist Andrew Hill's remarkably prolific and consistently excellent Blue Note recordings languished in obscurity, especially on CD where only his masterpiece, 1964’s Point of Departure, was available with any certainty. Since then at least ten titles recorded between ...

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Andrew Hill: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by Troy Collins

Completed only five months after Compulsion (Blue Note, 1965), pianist Andrew Hill's creative free-form breakthrough, this quartet session was recorded, edited, titled and cataloged, but never officially released under his own name. Unceremoniously shelved at the time, like a number of recent reissues documenting Hill's more experimental 1960s work, the six principle cuts were eventually issued ...

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Gregg Bendian's Trio Pianissimo: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fondatore e batterista, fra l'altro, del Mahavishnu Project, Gregg Bendian si cimenta questa volta nella difficile arte del piano-trio. Con Steve Hunt al pianoforte e John Lockwood al contrabbasso, il leader ha allestito una formazione brillante ma non originalissima, volta inevitabilmente a richiamare alcuni dei più importanti modelli pianistici del jazz moderno. Sia sul versante compositivo che su quello ...

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Gregg Bendian's Trio Pianissimo: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by John Kelman

Building on the deep interaction of Balance--originally released in 1998 but recently reissued by TrueMedia JazzWorks--Change finds Trio Pianissimo continuing to explore, evolve, and integrate percussionist/composer Gregg Bendian's diverse musical interests. While the piano trio represents Bendian's most intimate setting to date, that doesn't mean that Change operates in conventional terms. It is, in fact, a ...

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Chick Corea & Origin: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by David Adler

If you dig Chick Corea but haven’t yet heard Origin, run — don’t walk — and pick up this record. And pick up their debut record from last year while you’re at it. It’s the most exciting stuff Chick has done in years. His bandmates in Origin are primarily young, up-and-coming, straight-ahead jazz musicians. And that’s ...

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Chick Corea and Origin: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Chick Corea, who lost me somewhere between akoustic and elektric, has been gently coaxing me back into his orbit with a hard–blowing new sextet, Origin, and Change is, from this observer’s vantage point, the group’s most persuasive outing to date. Chick evidently put a lot of thought into this studio session, varying color, tempo, mood and ...

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Chick Corea & Origin: Change

Read "Change" reviewed by Jim Santella

Chick Corea uses more through-writing on his latest Origin album, and it works; partly because the composer succeeds in this area of artistic achievement, and partly because his sextet is so laden with talent. With Corea's compositions, you get an intricate painting that captures the details many artists overlook. His arrangements insure that the instrumental voices ...