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Jenny Maybee/Nick Phillips: Haiku

Read "Haiku" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trumpeter Nick Phillips established himself as a great believer in the power of toned-down art when he released the attractively mellow Moment To Moment (Self Produced, 2014) with pianist Cava Menzies. That album retained a magically hushed aura from start to finish, showing Phillips to be a less-is-more artist focused on tracing the curves of a ...

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Don Ellis: Haiku

Read "Haiku" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Personaggio tra i più originali e atipici del jazz degli anni Sessanta e Settanta, il trombettista e bandleader Don Ellis ha attraversato con la sua musica differenti zone stilistiche, sperimentando metriche complesse e energie jazz-rock in contesti orchestrali e portando le intuizioni della cosiddetta third stream a esiti personalissimi quanto talvolta irrisolti. La Promising Music ristampa ora un suo ...

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Don Ellis: Haiku

Read "Haiku" reviewed by John Kelman

One of the more tragic casualties of the 1970s was Don Ellis. Emerging from the big bands of Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Barnet, and Ray McKinley, the trumpeter began releasing albums under his own name in the early 1960s, distanced from his mentors' more mainstream big band sound. Beginning in small ensembles with free-thinking players such as ...

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Joey Calderazzo: Haiku

Read "Haiku" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

Until the recording of his new album Haiku , Joey Calderazzo was, he has admitted, frightened by the total exposure of solo piano performance. Indeed, such solo work is daunting to most pianists, particularly in jazz, where the rhythm provided by bass and drums is so integral to the music's movement and swing. Calderazzo, however, exhibits ...

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Joey Calderazzo: Haiku

Read "Haiku" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The solo jazz piano is a study in diverse angularities of expression. From frenetic tension to simplistic beauty, the instrument can yield various contours of sound. Some of these shapes are realized on Joey Calderazzo's new release, Haiku. A vital member of the Branford Marsalis quartet over the past few years, his last recording as a ...

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Joey Calderazzo: Haiku

Read "Haiku" reviewed by Jim Santella

Joey Calderazzo's solo piano album gives him plenty of room for exploration. He moves gracefully through a program of originals and familiar tunes. Some are up-tempo, outgoing and bright, while others turn loose an introspective nature. The pianist explores jazz from several angles.

It was the parlor pianist of the late nineteenth and early ...