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3x3: Piano Trios, vol. II

Read "3x3: Piano Trios, vol. II" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Tubis Trio
Flashback
AudioCave
2018

Sophisticated chops? Check. Solid chemistry? Definitely. Knowledge of jazz tradition combined with determination to avoid sitting still? Of course. Maciej Tubis and his cohorts in the Tubis Trio certainly check all the proper boxes expected of a professional combo. Beyond that, though, they distinguish themselves with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Benito Gonzalez: Passion Reverence Transcendence

Read "Passion Reverence Transcendence" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

In the grand, giving spirit of the master, pianist Benito Gonzalez, drummer Gerry Gibbs and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet hold absolutely nothing back and pull no punches on their exhilarating tribute to McCoy Tyner, Passion Reverence Transcendence.

With each tune taped in a single take, the trio explodes with a bold and proclamatory rush. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michelle Coltrane: Awakening

Read "Awakening" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Yes, that Coltrane. Vocalist Michelle Coltrane, the offspring of pianist Alice McLeod (and vocalist Kenny Hagood) and the stepdaughter of saxophone icon John Coltrane, has one of the strongest musical pedigrees around. She was, quite literally, born and raised into musical legend. But her background and lineage hasn't put undue pressure on her development or musical ...

Terry Gibbs: 92 Years Young: Jammin' At The Gibbs House

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"92 Years Young." Sometimes that's an exaggeration. On the other hand, when applied to vibraphonist Terry Gibbs it may well be an understatement. Gibbs was indeed a mere six months shy of his ninety-second birthday when “Jammin' at the Gibbs House" was recorded in his living room in April 2016. Close your eyes, however, and it's ...

Terry Gibbs: 92 Years Young: Jammin' At The Gibbs House

Read "92 Years Young: Jammin' At The Gibbs House" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

For a brief moment, put aside the fact that legendary vibraphonist Terry Gibbs is now ninety-two years old. Just listen to the YouTube video at the bottom of this piece--lyrical, swinging, and vibrant as any jazz out there--and take it in. It's something beautiful, right? Nothing radical or groundbreaking at all, but most certainly jazz of ...

Texas Jazz Crooner Ken Slavin Makes Don’t Tell Mama Debut With Acclaimed Saloon Show, “Shaken, Not Stirred”

Texas Jazz Crooner Ken Slavin Makes Don’t Tell Mama Debut With Acclaimed Saloon Show, “Shaken, Not Stirred”

The number-one male jazz singer in the home of the Alamo makes his Don’t Tell Mama debut during Tony Award Weekend with “Shaken, Not Stirred – With A Tony Twist!” Slavin’s first engagement at the legendary cabaret at 343 W. 46th Street in the heart of the Theater District will feature two shows: Friday, June 9 at ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance

Read "Arthur Blythe, 1940-2017: A Remembrance" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The emotive power of Arthur Blythe's bracing alto saxophone tone and flighty phrasing set him apart from many of his generation. A poet, a muezzin, an angry activist, a lamenting lover: Blythe conjured a broad array of sonic images through his nonpareil approach to music. The beloved altoist, who had battled Parkinson's disease for the past ...

Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?

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On May 18, Betty and I flew to Los Angeles to attend Time Check: A Buddy Rich Alumni Reunion, a four-day panorama sponsored by the L.A. Jazz Institute and held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, about a stone's throw or two from the LAX airport. We arrived early afternoon so we could also be present for ...

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: Live In Studio

Read "Live In Studio" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È possibile che il nome di questa formazione e il suo stesso leader non vi dicano molto ma guardate chi sono gli altri protagonisti e gli ospiti coinvolti. Il pianista Kenny Barron e il bassista Ron Carter completano il trio mentre si aggiungono Roy Hargrove in quattro brani e Cassandra Wilson in tre. Senza esagerare è ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: Live In Studio

Read "Live In Studio" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer Gerry Gibbs has been living a recurring dream with slight variations for the past few years. In December of 2012, he laid down tracks with two of his idols--the legendary Ron Carter and the estimable Kenny Barron--and dubbed their group the Thrasher Dream Trio. The eponymous debut from that band, featuring fifteen tracks recorded at ...