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Dan Cray: Outside In

Read "Outside In" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Encounters with the wonders of nature have a way of snapping everything into perspective and tamping down humanly worries and concerns. Too often we spend time absorbed and obsessed with working from the inside out, projecting ourselves into the world. But sometimes it's better to simply go the other way and let the beauty that exists ...

Gary Versace: Outside In

Read "Outside In" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Coming in on the most recent wave of popularity for the Hammond B3 organ, Gary Versace has quickly established his reputation on the New York scene. A versatile and chameleon-like musician, Versace's approach to the instrument is unique in that he strives for his own sound, while avoiding the copycat sounds or runs of such modern ...


Matt Turner and John Harmon: Outside In

Read "Outside In" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Outside, inside; man, this disc is all over the place. Cellist Turner, probably best known from various fine collaborations with Jeff Song (guitar, kayagum, bass), here is mostly in, with standards pop, jazz, and religious, and with bizarre timing, an original tune called “Ground Zero,” which turns out to be an excellent blues. It’s not mood ...

Matt Turner and John Harmon: Outside In

Read "Outside In" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The apt title of Outside In offers two tidbits of information about the music contained within. First, cellist Turner and pianist Harmon approach “in" standards by Miles Davis and others with beautiful, fluid melodic interpretations. Second, they also proffer a measured amount of “outside" playing throughout--just enough to balance their travels between the lines. For example, ...