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Beats and Pieces Big Band: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by Ian Patterson

You'd be hard pressed to find a similarly sized big-band with the energy and spark exhibited by Manchester outfit Beats and Pieces Big Band. The fourteen-piece ensemble began life in the Royal Northern College of Music in 2008, when Ben Cottrell gathered thirteen of his fellow musicians to give life to his compositions. Ten years on, ...

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Chris Standring: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Eight years have passed since Chris Standring's Love and Paragraphs (Ultimate Vibe, 2008) when he last met expectation as a seasoned, if not splashy smooth jazz guitar slinger. Then Standring had something of a musical epihamy where he became simultaneously restless and ambitious. The result was the lavish Blue Bolero (Ultimate Vibe, 2010), a radical departure ...

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Anna Lundqvist Quintet: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Ten marks the tenth anniversary of Swedish vocalist Anna Lundqvist's band, initially a quartet, then since 2009 a quintet. This is Lundqvist's fourth album, offering twelve of Lundqvist's most popular songs recorded live during 2014 at jazz clubs around Sweden. Her Gothenburg-based quintet, featuring pianist Fabian Kallerdahl, double bassist Mattias Grönroos, drummer Jon-Erik Björänge and saxophonist ...

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Jason Moran: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dieci anni di vita per Bandwagon, il trio guidato dal pianista Jason Moran con il bassista Tarus Mateen e il batterista Nasheet Waits. Giusto celebrarne la coesione espressiva e l'efficacissima capacità di sintesi che ha dimostrato in questo decennio di dischi e concerti, gettando in un certo senso un ponte - di magistrale architettura - tra tradizione e ...

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Jason Moran: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by David Adler

Pianist Jason Moran offers Ten, to mark a decade with the Bandwagon, his trio with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, and it's an anniversary worth celebrating. But Ten is also Moran's first release since Artist In Residence (Blue Note, 2006), so it affords him the opportunity to include pieces from long-form commissioned works he's ...

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Ellery Eskelin: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by Shawn McGrew

This article was originally published under our Call and Response column.

It's curious that both Andrea Parkins and Jim Black's names are absent from the front cover of Ten. This marks the tenth year the band has been together and both long-time associates do participate on this project. Despite functioning as the leader, Eskelin's ...

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Ellery Eskelin: Ten

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It would have been way too predictable if tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin had celebrated the tenth anniversary of his trio with accordionist/pianist/sampler player Andrea Parkins and drummer Jim Black by putting together another record like the seven they have already made. He's never been one to rest comfortably with the safe and sure--and to be honest, ...

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Ellery Eskelin: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by Sean Patrick Fitzell

Saxophonist Ellery Eskelin's trio has always defied conventional expectations. The unusual match of his powerful, melodic tenor with the experimental accordion, piano and sampler playing of Andrea Parkins and the inimitable drumming of Jim Black is now in its tenth year. To commemorate this milestone, Eskelin surprises again on Ten by throwing out composition and inviting ...