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Boy's Big Band: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In the decade spanning 1960-70, composer / saxophonist Boy Edgar (1915-1980) led one of The Netherlands' most acclaimed and adventurous big bands, a contemporary of the massive Metropole Orchestra and precursor of the renowned Dutch Jazz Orchestra. Return consists of nine never-before-released concert performances recorded during the band's heyday in 1965-66 including the first recording of ...

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Jack DeJohnette: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The only thing that Jack DeJohnette seems to have forgotten in his maturing years, is that, by the law of nature, he is supposed to be slowing down. Instead, as the composer/multi-instrumentalist heads toward his mid-seventies, he is as productive as he has ever been in his long, celebrated career. His releases over the past twelve ...

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Pamela Hines Trio: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Following in the footsteps of Drop 2 (Spice Rack Records, 2006), pianist Pamela Hines and her trio returns for an even better example of the jazz piano trio, augmented by guest saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. Her rhythm section of bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti remain intact.



Commentary on Hines' previous albums ...

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Pamela Hines Trio: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

You could call Pamela Hines a mainstream pianist, but that word “mainstream" suggests a limiting category and might draw a rather static map and restrict your expectations. What's the old rule of semantics? The map is not the territory. Or how about: the category is not the sound.

While Hines, on this (mostly) trio outing, ...

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Bill Connors: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Jim Santella

Combining light Latin smooth jazz with searing contemporary thrills, Bill Connors proves that he's been hard at work practicing, writing music, and studying since his last two albums, Double Up and Assembler, were recorded in the late 1980s. No sense in letting such great guitar chops get stale. With Return, he's able to turn it loose ...

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Bill Connors: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

At first the guitar licks might bring Pat Metheny to mind. Then the overall sound may give the impression of a Chick Corea ensemble. Both impressions would be wrong--but not entirely. It's Bill Connors, a veteran who has recorded or performed with many modern jazz legends, including Jack DeJohnette, Steve Khan, and Lee Konitz. He's even ...

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Bill Connors: Return

Read "Return" reviewed by John Kelman

A musical chameleon, guitarist Bill Connors has gone through at least three different incarnations in the past. As the first guitarist in Chick Corea's Return to Forever, Connors attracted attention for his stinging and passionate work on Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (Polydor, 1973). But no sooner had his star begun to rise than he left ...