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Wasabi: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il trio romano Wasabi ci propone questo bel CD che viene impreziosito dalla presenza importante della tromba e delle divagazioni elettroniche di Cuong Vu, un musicista americano ben noto e apprezzato nel filone del jazz contemporaneo curioso e affamato di novità. Le undici composizioni originali di questo Closer sembrano aggrovigliarsi assieme come se il tutto fosse parte di ...

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Paul Bley: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dopo Barrage (ESP 1008), Closer è il secondo e ultimo disco che Paul Bley registrò, nel dicembre del 1965, per la ESP. Definirlo un capolavoro è quanto meno ovvio, eppure riascoltando questa rapida successione di composizioni brevi e geniali è quasi inevitabile riscoprire ancora una volta tutta la gigantesca originalità dello straordinario pianista canadese. In questo lavoro la spiazzante ...

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Paul Bley Trio: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Pianist Paul Bley is an innovator whose imagination eclipses the norm. He never wavers from a challenge and there is always an air of expectancy each time Bley sits at the piano. He is comfortable in any setting and his music has been shaped by several peers. Among them were Sonny Rollins, Carla Bley, Jimmy Giuffre, ...

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Paul Bley: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Piano music has various personalities. It can be extroverted, jamming and far-reaching. It can be self-referential and have form that evolves only as it is played. It can be rigorously confined to form and fit well within conventional or traditional labels that have been assigned to it. Or it can be introverted and mindful, and beg ...

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David Sanborn: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

David Sanborn may never again pack the wallop of his early solo career in the 1970s and '80s, but he's still a strong draw for many serious fusion fans and usually demonstrates enough innovation to keep things at least interesting.



Closer continues revisiting his early career styles in the vein of 2003's Timeagain, ...

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David Sanborn: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

David Sanborn just keeps going and going. A voice that has remained at the forefront of contemporary jazz for three decades, Sanborn again demonstrates his staying power with Closer. He mixes old and new, offering two original tracks while covering some jazz classics and interpreting an endearing pop tune. Sanborn and his supporting cast pay tribute ...

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Mark Isaacs: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Naxos Jazz releases an exceptional contemporary jazz disc in Mark Isaacs' Closer. This disc joins the critic's short list of the best Naxos Jazz releases.

It has been easy for me to grow complacent when hearing new Naxos Jazz releases. As a rule, they have all proven interesting and listenable and very representative of the current ...

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Mark Isaacs: Closer

Read "Closer" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Naxos Jazz releases an exceptional contemporary jazz disc in Mark Isaacs' Closer. This disc joins the critic's short list of the best Naxos Jazz releases.

It has been easy for me to grow complacent when hearing new Naxos Jazz releases. As a rule, they have all proven interesting and listenable and very representative of the current ...