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ARTICLE: RADIO

Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson

Read "Blue Note releases from November 1969: Hill, Hutcherson, Cox & Pearson" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Time for Blue Note 50th anniversaries from November 1969, with released by Andrew Hill (Passing Ships), Bobby Hutcherson (Now!), Kenny Cox (Multidirection) and a short Duke Pearson session that ended up on I Don't Care Who Knows It. There's also BN-15, a 78 from Meade Lux Lewis. Along the way: 13-year-old Brandon Goldberg on the 88s ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Introducing Nir Felder

Read "Introducing Nir Felder" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La recente uscita di Golden Age, debutto da leader di Nir Felder (Okeh 2014), conferma i positivi riconoscimenti che il chitarrista ottiene sulla scena musicale di New York. A partire da maestri come Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington o Jack DeJohnette, molti jazzmen l'hanno coinvolto nei loro organici, facendolo conoscere oltre la cerchia del suo pubblico ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ari Ambrose and Stephen Riley - Tenor Treats Two (Steeplechase)

Resuming right where its companion volume left off, this disc delivers another stimulating hour-plus colloquy between its co-leaders. Tenorist Ari Ambrose gets top billing on the tray card, but it's very much an affair of equals, onset to finish. Stephen Riley is the more overtly mercurial and idiosyncratic of the two frontline partners. His lushly-conceived tone ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ari Ambrose and Stephen Riley - Tenor Treats 2 (Steeplechase)

Resuming right where its companion volume left off, this disc delivers another stimulating hour-plus colloquy between its co-leaders. Tenorist Ari Ambrose gets top billing on the tray card, but it's very much an affair of equals, onset to finish. Stephen Riley is the more overtly mercurial and idiosyncratic of the two frontline partners. His lushly-conceived tone ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ari Ambrose Quartet: Jazmin

Read "Jazmin" reviewed by Derek Taylor

So-called Young Lions seem pretty toothless these days. Wynton’s playing sideman gigs at the Village Vanguard, a venue he once lorded over (see the exemplary box set on Columbia), and cats like Nicholas Payton and Joshua Redman have largely fallen off the radar of public consciousness. The Zeitgeist seems ripe for new contenders and tenor player ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ari Ambrose: Cyclic Episode

Read "Cyclic Episode" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

That astute follower of new talent, Nils Winther, introduced us to up and coming tenor saxophonist Ari Ambrose in 1998 with a trio date sans piano that was as remarkable in its daring as it was in its pronouncement of a great new talent on the scene. Now comes along Cyclic Episode and we hear Ambrose ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ari Ambrose Trio: Introducing Ari Ambrose

Read "Introducing Ari Ambrose" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Youth is Wasted on the Young. Ari Ambrose is a precocious Tenor/Flute wunderkind who is debuted as leader on this Steeplechase release. Steeplechase has garnered the reputation of sponsoring the young players while maintaining a storehouse of older talent. In spite of his youth, Ambrose has performed most recently with Steely Dan and Tom Williams and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ari Ambrose: Introducing Ari Ambrose

Read "Introducing Ari Ambrose" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

It takes guts to devote your life to playing jazz, not to mention the tenacity to make a living of it in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Obviously 26-year- old tenor saxophonist Ari Ambrose has more than enough gumption to give it a try, while also making his debut disc anything but the ...