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Art Pepper: Among Friends

Read "Among Friends" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Art Pepper ebbe tre vite: la prima illuminata dal successo e minata dalla tossicodipendenza, la seconda segnata dal carcere, la terza sotto le ali protettive della moglie, eccellente in termini musicali, ma breve per i troppi colpi ricevuti nel fisico. Era uno dei più originali eredi di Parker, la cui sintassi aveva elaborato in modo da renderla compatibile con un'emotività ...


George Garzone: Among Friends

Read "Among Friends" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

George Garzone is one of the unsung heroes of the saxophone, who is known for playing fast and hard. Anyone who has heard his legendary group, The Fringe, whether live or on record, can testify to his ability to blow any competition off the stand, but there is also a softer side to his playing and ...


Vance Thompson: Among Friends

Read "Among Friends" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

While earning a Masters of Music degree and then teaching at DePaul University, trumpeter, composer, and arranger Lance Thompson played in rehearsal bands with some of Chicago’s finest young talent. Before moving back to his native Knoxville to teach at the University of Tennessee and reconnect with the local jazz scene, Thompson assembled some of his ...