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Dave Askren: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Collaboration and teamwork are always essential elements in any effort that takes the total sum of the parts to create a collective outcome. This is even more so a part of the equation in music. Music is mathematics, but what makes the experience even more enjoyable is the creativity and heart that each player puts into ...

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Tweed Funk: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by James Nadal

The world is about to tune into what has been Milwaukee's best kept secret. Tweed Funk is a high-powered, horn driven ensemble that has been winner of Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) awards since their 2010 formation. Come Together is their fourth release on the Tweed Tone label, and is a seamless combination of top tier ...

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Mikan Zlatkovich: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by Dee Dee McNeil

Although The Beatles' “Come Together" is a commercially apropos title for keyboardist Mikan Zlatkovich's premier CD, it's his original compositions that are the highlights. “Four Plus One" is upbeat and very funky, with Zlatkovich employing a Yamaha ES90X keyboard to punch the rhythm while singing a repeatable melody hook with his busy right hand. The trio's ...

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George Colligan: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Pianist/composer/educator George Colligan decided to record Come Together after a successful ten-day tour of Japan in October 2008. Receiving an invitation for 2009, the hope was to return with a document of the trio's music. With much in-demand bassist Boris Kozlov and drummer Donald Edwards, Colligan presents slices of funk, blues, bebop, fusion and light classical-tinged ...

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George Colligan: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Mathematically, it would be well nigh impossible to count the multitude of sensory organs and multiplicity of fingers (and thumbs) at work in pianist George Colligan on Come Together. Sometimes they work in unison, while at other times quite independent of each other, to produce daring polytonality. In a voice as charismatic as an evangelist at ...

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George Colligan: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

New York-based pianist George Colligan has been prolific since his 1996 debut, Activism (Steeplechase Records), releasing nineteen CDs as a leader. He keeps it fresh with Come Together, a very energetic and modern-sounding piano trio affair.

The set opens with the title tune, written before Colligan was born (just barely, in 1969). Penned by John ...

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The Lynne Arriale Trio: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Anyone who can keep a jazz trio intact for ten years, as pianist Lynne Arriale has done, deserves a medal for doing nothing more than that. But Arriale does more. For one thing, she plays flawlessly, as one would expect from someone who has caressed the keyboard as long as she has; for another, she composes ...

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The Lynne Arriale Trio: Come Together

Read "Come Together" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The Lynne Arriale Trio is yet another distinguished piano trio on the current jazz scene. Along with drummer Steve Davis and bassist Jay Anderson, Lynne Arriale celebrates their tenth anniversary release with Come Together and gives new listeners a taste of their own identity with fresh performances and superb musicianship. Past releases Arise and Inspiration have ...