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Uri Caine Trio: Siren

Read "Siren" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Uri Caine holds a unique distinction, known the world over as a stellar jazz pianist, but a critics' darling for his genre-blind reworkings of classical music. His takes on the work of Gustav Mahler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Richard Wagner have become modern classics which straddle several musical worlds, but Caine's is ...

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Uri Caine Trio: Siren

Read "Siren" reviewed by Troy Collins

Siren is the first studio recording to feature pianist Uri Caine leading a traditional acoustic trio since 1998's Blue Wail (Winter & Winter). Since then, most of Caine's albums have alternated between radical reinterpretations of the work of revered classical composers like Beethoven, Mozart and Schummann, and the heavily amplified funk excursions of his Bedrock trio ...

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Walt Weiskopf Nonet: Siren

Read "Siren" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

It’s very fitting that in the liner notes to saxophonist and composer Walt Weiskopf’s sixth set as a leader for Criss Cross, writer Bill Milkowski comments on the lack of information or publicity available to the general jazz public on the intrinsic worth of Weiskopf. Whole heartedly concurring, this reviewer has felt that the world has ...

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Walt Weiskopf Nonet: Siren

Read "Siren" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

On his sixth outing for the Criss Cross label, Walt Weiskopf delivers a stunning recording, an artistic achievement of the highest order. Weiskopf has developed his talents as a composer, arranger, and tenor saxophonist to the extent that each aspect demands the listener’s attention, thus making repeated listening an adventure and a pleasure. In addition, he ...