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Marco Bardoscia: The Dreamer

Read "The Dreamer" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Cosa ci fa uno standard come “Stella By Starlight," icona di miriadi di neo boppers e paladini del mainstream, come brano di apertura di The Dreamer, opera seconda (dopo Opening) di Marco Bardoscia, emergente rappresentante della new-wave del jazz pugliese? Semplicemente, oltre a rivelarsi una sorprendente versione, mette in chiaro quale approccio utilizzi il giovane contrabbassista e compositore ...

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Kevin Hays: The Dreamer

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Chi ha apprezzato il pianista Kevin Hays come parte di gruppi importanti del modern mainstream si troverà un pò spiazzato ad ascoltarlo in un'incisione in cui si diverte a mettere insieme piste di pianoforte, sintetizzatori, Fender Rhodes per fare una musica eclettica e divertente, autore di canzoni dai testi che andrebbero anche per le star della canzone pop. Con ...

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Jose James: The Dreamer

Read "The Dreamer" reviewed by Chris May

Listen out for this guy in 2008. Vocalist Jose James isn't going to be the next Jamie Cullum--his style is too understated and his attitude faces purposefully away from the mainstream--but The Dreamer, Brooklyn-based James' debut album, has star quality.



James made a splash in late 2007 with a reworking of John ...

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Kathleen Kolman: The Dreamer

Read "The Dreamer" reviewed by Dave Nathan

The New England area is simply teeing with excellent vocalists, including Donna Bryne, Kris Adams, Krisanthi Pappas and Carol Akerson, among others. With an exceptional inaugural album, The Dreamer, another New Englander Kathleen Kolman earns a prominent spot on that roster. To her credit, the album's play list avoids the comfortable standard classic material of Cole ...