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Jason Stillman: Prelude

Read "Prelude" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Alto saxophonist Jason Stillman's Montreal-based quartet makes its recorded debut on Prelude, a sunny and engaging blend of Stillman originals and jazz standards whose spacious boundaries provide ample room for ardent blowing, especially by Stillman and pianist Josh Rager. Although the group has been a working unit for more than five years, Stillman waited until the ...

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Airelle Besson and Nelson Veras: Prelude

Read "Prelude" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

French trumpeter and composer Airelle Besson and Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras have stuck up quite the duet relationship that manifests itself properly on the present Preludes. The trumpet/guitar format is not your typical duo, but it works extremely well in the hands of these two like-minded musicians. The two share a warm aural intimacy even more ...

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David Fettmann Quartet: Prelude

Read "Prelude" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Suona bene, David Fettmann. Molto bene. E con lui suona molto bene anche la band. Il trentatreenne sassofonista è qui alla sua prima prova da leader, e la affronta in modo robusto e deciso, sebbene forse troppo canonico. La più classica delle configurazioni strumentali, un variegato repertorio di composizioni originali - prevalentemente a sua firma, ma non mancano ...

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Ambrose Akinmusire: Prelude: to Cora

Read "Prelude: to Cora" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sarà per la compresenza di pianoforte e vibrafono, che riempiono molto. O forse per un suono troppo precisino, che lascia poco spazio all'immaginazione ed all'emozione. Fatto è che questo album d'esordio del trombettista Ambrose Akinmusire risulta troppo patinato per essere davvero convincente.

Le buone idee non mancano. A cominciare dalla solenne “M.I.S.T.A.G.," sorta di colonna ...

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Jack McDuff Big Band: Prelude

Read "Prelude" reviewed by David Rickert

McDuff was one of the artists able to capitalize on the success of Jimmy Smith, who briefly made organ combos fashionable in the sixties. Prelude is the third in a series of McDuff compilations that comb his prolific Prestige years for the best material. Whereas the first two were split between live and studio recordings, this ...