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Rich Corpolongo: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

"La mia filosofia - ha detto Corpolongo in un'intervista ad AAJ Italia - è che se suoni o scrivi musica di valore, prima o poi la cosa sarà notata, a dispetto di quelli che la svalorizzano o del tempo che sarà necessario per apprezzarla". All'età di 70 anni, il sassofonista di Chicago giunge a incidere il terzo disco ...

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Rich Corpolongo Trio: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Tenor saxophonist Rich Corpolongo has been a presence on the Chicago jazz scene for several years, during which time he has solidified his base as a performer. In the early days, he played with Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris and Gary Burton, among others, going on to form his own band, which played several times at the ...

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Rich Corpolongo Trio: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Nic Jones

This is a trio that harks back to Sonny Rollins' work with piano-less groups over half a century ago, but there's nothing slavishly imitative about its music. Instead the evocation is joyous enough by itself to justify the title, and the uncalculated way in which the group goes about its work underlines it.

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Rich Corpolongo Trio: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by John Barron

Tenor saxophonist Rich Corpolongo is a well-known figure on the Chicago jazz scene, having performed for decades with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and drummer Barrett Deems' big band. An author of four books on improvisation, Corpolongo is known for exploring a variety of jazz styles, from standard swing to avant-garde. For Get Happy, ...

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Ezra Weiss: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Non ancora ventottenne, Ezra Weiss rivela nel suo esordio discografico buona personalità sul piano dell’arrangiamento. Una qualità che farà di lui una bella realtà del jazz contemporaneo, se sarà adeguatamente sostenuta da una più spiccata identità al pianoforte. Nelle dieci tracce del suo Get Happy, il trio con pianoforte basso e batteria non graffia, senza lasciare un segno ...

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Ezra Weiss: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Pianist Ezra Weiss' third CD as a leader takes a bit of different path than his earlier outings. On hand once more are alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, tenorist Kelly Roberge and either Billy Hart or Jason Brown on drums, while new faces include bassist Corcoran Holt, trumpeter Kevin Louis and trombonists Andy Hunter or Andrae Murchison, ...

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Ezra Weiss: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The third release by New York-based pianist/composer Ezra Weiss is a sophisticated and optimistic conceptual statement about the search for happiness through original composition, clever references, intimate and nuanced playing, and updating the Great American Songbook with fresh arrangements. Weiss is joined by fellow alumni from the Oberlin Conservatory and Queens College--bassist Corcoran Holt and drummer ...

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Royce Campbell: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Jim Santella

Guitarist Royce Campbell collected songs with happy themes for this trio recording. Featuring violinist Joe Kennedy (1923-2004), the session swings in the mood intended, with an acoustic timbre and an open resonance to match. String jazz gets too little attention; yet, the violin has been with jazz since its inception. Guitar and double-bass remain integral elements ...

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Ezra Weiss: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Enthusiasts of the Great American Songbook will thoroughly enjoy Ezra Weiss' Get Happy, his third release. Even though six of the ten tracks on this album are standards, two Weiss originals fit within the same boundaries. It is only on the last two tracks, also Weiss originals, where the album veers into other musical territory.

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The Swingcats: Get Happy

Read "Get Happy" reviewed by Craig W. Hurst

Perhaps a testament to the greatness of the only original art form to come out of the United States is how well it translates to other musicians in places outside of North America. Certainly this is evidenced in the CD Get Happy by the Swingcats. The Swingcats, made up of musicians from Germany, Belgium and the ...