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Alina Bzhezhinska: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Chris May

Among the highpoints of London's 2017 jazz diary was the Barbican Centre's A Concert for Alice and John. The event commemorated the 50th and 10th anniversaries of the passing of John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane. It was headlined by Pharoah Sanders, the most distinguished surviving member of bands led by the Coltranes, who turned in an ...

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Jason Jackson: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Jack Bowers

After recording his first CD as leader in 2001, New York-based trombonist Jason Jackson took his time before releasing a second--thirteen years, to be exact. To say it was worth the wait would clearly be an understatement. Inspiration, on which Jackson employs horn, rhythm and string sections to emblazon his musical scenario, is a superb anthology ...

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Roman Tulei Trio: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Inspiration è il nuovo album del Roman Tulei Tri in cui il pianista svizzero, con la complicità del batterista Tobias Friedli e del contrabbassista Lorenz Beyeler affronta nove composizioni originali piuttosto diversificate, che vanno dalla solare "City of Searches" agli up-tempo “E-Atmosphere" e “Mr. Johns" e all'intimismo di "Requiem" in cui Tule crea un'atmosfera spirituale e di raccoglimento. In Inspiration, Roman ...

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Max Ionata Quartet: Inspiration

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Inspiration conferma tutte le buone impressioni raccolte finora da Max Ionata. Il tenorista affronta insieme al suo quartetto - dove spicca la figura di Luca Mannutza, decisivo sia in termini compositivi che di performance - un repertorio misto di originali e non. Un lavoro riuscito, dove gioca un ruolo importante l'ospite Fabrizio Bosso, il quale si produce in una ...

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Linda Presgrave: Inspiration

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Ispiration della pianista Linda Presgrave (conosciuta ed apprezzata anche dal pubblico italiano, cui dedica il brano finale “Rome") è un disco mainstream piacevole da ascoltare e con personalitá sia nella esecuzione che nella scelta dei brani. La pianista statunitense ha messo in scaletta composizioni di colleghe come Joanne Brackeen e Berta Hop e della trombonista Melba Liston, oltre ...

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Linda Presgrave: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Often, musicians will put together a collection of songs that honor an era, style or lead instrument. Pianist Linda Presgrave's Inspiration pays tribute to some influential women who helped lay the foundation for herself and other jazz artists.

The collection features 10 songs written by Presgrave and other female artists. The pianist, composer and ...

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Phil Ranelin: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by John Kelman

While he started out as a Motown session player, trombonist Phil Ranelin left that behind in the '70s, instead pursuing a style that blended post-Coltrane post bop with Afro-Cuban rhythms and harmonies. With Inspiration , Ranelin delivers an album firmly planted in these traditions, paying tribute to a number of his influences and past collaborators, including ...

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Phil Ranelin: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trombonist Phil Ranelin has worked sessions with Motown acts Stevie Wonder and the Temptations. That should be resume enough. If it isn't, he's also played with jazz men Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Raahsan Roland Kirk, and Grant Green, just to name a few.

Inspiration finds the trombonist fronting a nonet with four multiple reedmen ...

Lynne Arriale Trio: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

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Lynne Arriale and her fine trio have become a bright diamond in the TCB catalog. To date she has released four recordings: A Long Road Home (TCB 979520), Melody (TCB 99552), Live At Montreux (20252) and the present Inspiration. I am continually stuck with the sheer cerebral power of Ms. Arriale's playing. She is ...

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Eddie Henderson: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Bob Jacobson

After being so impressed with Eddie Henderson's trumpet work on Billy Harper's 1990 album Destiny Is Yours, I wanted to hear him as a leader. Little did I know that he'd also played with Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner. The result of those experiences is strongly in evidence ...