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Kevin Hays Trio: For Heaven's Sake

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Al suo primo disco per la nuova etichetta palermitana Jazz Eyes, la cui comparsa sulla scena salutiamo con favore, il trentottenne pianista statunitense Kevin Hays, già collaboratore di Sonny Rollins e John Scofield, presenta un classico lavoro per trio piano-contrabbasso-batteria, tutto incentrato su rielaborazioni di standard. L'inevitabile confronto con lo Standard Trio di Keith Jarrett è in questo caso ...

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Kevin Hays Trio: For Heaven's Sake

Read "For Heaven's Sake" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Kevin Hays opens For Heaven's Sake with a bit of solo piano: an introspective, reverent-sounding, church-like interlude. Then bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart slip into the sound and the trio winds into tenor saxophone great Sonny Rollins' “Sonny Moon for Two," cranking up the intensity/extroversion factor for five minutes, and Weiss takes a solo ...

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Jackie Ryan: For Heaven's Sake

Read "For Heaven's Sake" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For heaven’s sake! After reading Jim Merod’s laudatory liner notes to Jackie Ryan’s CD, I thought to myself that she’d have to be one helluva singer to live up to that kind of praise. Well, when all is said and done and the smoke has cleared, she is — at least, she’s close enough to make ...

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Jackie Ryan: For Heaven's Sake

Read "For Heaven's Sake" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Jackie Ryan is another of those fine singers who enliven the San Francisco jazz scene these days. Although the Bay City is her home base, she has performed in jazz venues throughout the world including one of the most famous, Ronnie Scott's London jazz club.

Jim Merod's BluePort label - - a label very active in ...