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Melvin Jones: Pivot

Read "Pivot" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Melvin Jones offers a variety of musical styles on Pivot, with a selection of modern romp and simmering ballads on this very impressive debut as a leader. For the trumpeter, “pivot" is the defining moment--indeed the turning point--in which different genres come together in one special album. Jones contributes the majority of this thirteen-piece, nearly all ...

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Michael Musillami / Mario Pavone: Pivot

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Guitarist Michael Musillami and bassist Mario Pavone have formed an alliance. While each player has forged his own independent identity as a musician and composer, their work in common offers real excitement. Musillami and Pavone share a certain approach to jazz in which the straight-ahead tradition of swing, changes, and song arrangements receives high priority. Yet ...