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Mark Vickness: Places

Read "Places" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Inspired by rock gods such as Jimi Hendrix and studying with the likes of Mel Powell, guitarist/composer Mark Vickness uses powerful technique and sophisticated harmony to explore texture and mood on “Prince William Sound." Comparisons with a body of water aren't cliche: a pensive six-note motif flows in gradually, surfaces over a subtle ground pulse, then ...

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Tony Renold Quartet: Places

Read "Places" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

La musica del quartetto del batterista Tony Renold vuole essere dichiaratamente descrittiva dei luoghi, dei colori e dei paesaggi alla maniera di Cezanne, prendendo come modello di riferimento la semplice bellezza dei laghi (immaginiamo in particolare quelli svizzeri immersi nei paesaggi alpini) che vengono visti, citando Thoreau, come 'occhi della terra nei quali chi guarda ha ...

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Aquarium: Places

Read "Places" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Aquarium is a young British quartet with a melodic and accessible approach to jazz. Places follows the band's acclaimed self-titled debut (Babel Label, 2011) and features the same lineup of exciting new generation musicians. It finds the band exploring in more depth the melodic and at times very spiritual music which characterised its debut and enhances ...

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Brad Mehldau: Places

Read "Places" reviewed by David Adler

Aside from being his most directly personal statement to date, Places is also Brad Mehldau's second all-original album, the first being 1999's solo piano tour de force, Elegaic Cycle. The young piano sensation splits the program evenly between solo piano explorations and trio pieces with his regular cohorts, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy. Each ...


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