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Yelena Eckemoff/Manu Katché: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff has produced a varied discography. But since her piano trio album Lions (L&H Production, 2015) she has tended towards larger ensembles. Leaving Everything Behind (L&H, 2016) and Desert (L&H, 2018) were both quartets; Blooming Tall Phlox (L&H, 2017) and In the Shadow of a Cloud (L&H, 2017) were quintets; and Better Than Gold ...

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Yelena Eckemoff / Manu Kache: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Yelena Eckemoff brings the top drummers into her recording sessions, whether it's Billy Hart on Lions (2014), or Peter Erskine on Glass Song (2012) and Desert (2015), or Jon Christensen for Everblue (2014)--all of these on her own L & H Production label.

The year 2019 finds the prolific Eckemoff presenting her first ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Yelena Eckemoff Presents A Journey Through The Human Life Span On "Colors," Set For Feb. 22 Release

Yelena Eckemoff Presents A Journey Through The Human Life Span On "Colors," Set For Feb. 22 Release

Pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff casts her eye on the visible spectrum with Colors, her third album in just over a year, set for a February 22 release on her own L&H Production label. Accompanied only by the brilliant French drummer Manu Katché, Eckemoff creates musical impressions of 14 distinct hues, organizing them into a symbolic progression through ...

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The Gondwana Orchestra: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by Matt Hooke

Saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders is often imitated but, never matched. His spiritual free-floating style, marked by his distinctive tenor saxophone tone makes him instantly recognizable. On Colors, the Gondwana Orchestra does not attempt to mimic the master, as the album does not include a single saxophonist. Instead of saxophone, the focus is on pianist Taz ...

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Manami Morita: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The cover of Color, pianist Manami Morita's debut recording as leader, is a mosaic of child-like drawings, all round shapes and primary colors. It's somehow a reflection of her music which is unselfconsciously joyous and optimistic. There are few shades and little introspection in her playing, only boldness and, like the colors of nature, harmony.

The ...

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Steve Allee Trio: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by John Kelman

Steve Allee's biggest claim to fame is his collaborative big band album with reedman Chuck Carter and drummer John Von Ohlen, Downtown Blues (Sea Breeze, 1999), which garnered a Grammy Award nomination. Still, while he's far from a household name, the west coast-based pianist has been working in the trenches, scoring for film and television, and ...

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Eri Yamamoto Trio: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Colors , the newest offering by pianist and Arthur's Tavern regular Eri Yamamoto, is comprised primarily of striking originals, entitled with Chaplinesque brevity and marked by an eloquent use of understatement, giving Yamamoto, drummer Ikuo Takeuchi, and bassist Ben Street generous space in which they can all work effectively.

The funky “Orange Juice" starts things off, ...

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David Liebman: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Sure enough, the title of this record betrays the artist's vision, expressed through tunes inspired by the hues of the rainbow. But Colors is not Liebman Lite, make no mistake. These dozen solo tenor tracks are as serious as they come. But where other adventurous players use the solo setting as an opportunity to get furious ...

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Ken Nordine: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Originally intended as a nine-part series of commercials for a paint company, Ken Nordine’s 1967 classic is still a brilliant and, um- colorful trip through the big crayon box. Re-released with ten new 90 second shades, Colors (the American spelling, thank you!) gives form and flesh to a J. Crew catalog full of familiar but perhaps ...

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Fabio Morgera: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Faaaaaaabio has a chromatic fantasy...

Fabio Morgera released his Red Records' debut, Slick , in 1999. That recording boasted a fully formed brass style for the trumpeter/flugelhornist. On that recording, Morgera directed a little-big band and he has continued that trend on his new Red Records' release, Colors. Colors is very much a concept album filled ...