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David Ricard Big Band: Parallels

Read "Parallels" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Whatever else the fates may decree, fortune must be smiling when one can open a big-band album with the workaday theme from “Spider-Man" and make it shine. Bassist David Ricard is fortune's beneficiary here, as are those partisans who are lucky enough to chance upon Parallels, Ricard's third and most recent treatise on big-band excellence. Whereas ...

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Artie Roth: Parallels

Read "Parallels" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Parallels, a collection of original compositions by bassist/leader/arranger Artie Roth, is another entry from the sizzling Canadian jazz scene. The quintet's front line of John MacLeod (flugelhorn) and Kelly Jefferson (tenor and soprano saxophones) receives support from the seemingly ubiquitous David Braid (piano), familiar from Set In Stone, Vivid, Beginnings and William Carn's Other Stories. Musicians ...

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Lee Konitz: Parallels

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Perhaps there are benefits to not being signed to a single label, especially when the artist is as well-known and recordable and in-demand as Lee Konitz. While, say, a Jackie McLean was going almost unrecorded until he signed with Blue Note and a Benny Golson was in the same situation until Arkadia started releasing a stream ...

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Lee Konitz: Parallels

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Ever in the present, actively improvising today as he did in the ‘50s, Lee Konitz has produced a trenchant album for the now with, as the title suggests, parallels to the past.

Two distinct sets comprise this album. The first four songs see Konitz in a quartet arrangement. Featured guest, Mark Turner, joins on the last ...