Content by tag "Eclipse"

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Joey Alexander: Eclipse

Read "Eclipse" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Pianist Joey Alexander knows how and when to strike the ivories. At the age of 14 he has already recorded two GRAMMY-nominated studio albums, My Favorite Things (Motema Music, 2015) and Countdown (Motema Music, 2016). Late in 2017, Alexander released Joey.Monk.Live! (Motema Music), a critically acclaimed surprise release to honor Thelonious Monk's centennial. Alexander has released ...

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Eclipse Music

Eclipse Music

There are several jazz pieces called “Eclipse.” Tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri, the Japanese group called Kyoto Jazz Massive, and the Mexican singer Bere Contreras, among others, have performed or recorded compositions with that name. The best known “Eclipse,” though, remains the one that Charles Mingus first recorded in the 1950s and revived for a 1972 concert at Philharmonic Hall ...

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Times 4: Eclipse

Read "Eclipse" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

San Francisco Bay Area quartet Times 4 finely tunes its compositional prowess on Eclipse. Sparked by snappy pulses, and memorable hooks, the unit attains an attractive balance between radio-friendly jazz and several instances of serious-minded improvisation. At times strutting its stuff, the quartet imparts a stylistic up-tempo rendition of sax great John Coltrane's timeless classic, “Naima."

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Times 4: Eclipse

Read "Eclipse" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

For some artists, there's a sense of defiance to classification. The members of Times 4 represent that contingent with their third release, Eclipse.

Together for seven years, the group is comprised of two sets of San Francisco Bay-area friends who bring a mix of formal training and self teaching. Collectively, they count among their inspirations ...

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Ear & Now: Eclipse

Read "Eclipse" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il cono d'ombra che si forma durante l'eclisse sonora provocata da Ear & Now - ensemble a geometria variabile ancorato al trio Alberto Morelli - Paolo Cantù - Xabier Iriondo - sembra voler oscurare ciò che di superfluo, di ridondante, di manipolato, di distorto avvolge la nostra mente, penetra i nostri pensieri, assale i nostri sensi. Eclipse ...

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Ximo Tebar: Eclipse

Read "Eclipse" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Spanish jazz guitarist Ximo Tebar is a restless explorer. Over the years he has experimented with the blues and organ/guitar/drum trios with the likes of Lou Bennet, Lonnie Liston Smith, and most notably Joey DeFrancesco, with whom Tebar led the pulsating band The Champs.

His excursions into pop (or Mediterranean Son, as Tebar himself ...

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The Matt Gordy Group: Eclipse

Read "Eclipse" reviewed by Jim Santella

A modern mainstream quintet led by veteran drummer Matt Gordy invites comparisons to the Jazz Messengers of Art Blakey. Two horns and rhythm section work through interwoven ensemble counterpoint as well as in support of featured solo highlights. Gordy, 45, has chosen a program of five originals and one standard as the format for his third ...