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Leo Richardson Quartet: Move

Read "Move" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The follow-up to Leo Richardson's debut album The Chase (Ubuntu, 2018) reveals that the tenor man is no one-trick pony. These fifty minutes of hard bop further demonstrate that, in addition to being a composer of well-constructed, memorable tunes, Richardson is also rapidly emerging as one of the UK's top saxophonists.

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Hiromi - The Trio Project: Move

Read "Move" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci sono dischi che per essere pienamente apprezzati, pur essendo fatti a brani, devono suonare da capo a fondo. In passato questi lavori si chiamavano concept album o opere a programma. La trentaquattrenne Hiromi Uehara è una pianista e compositrice che ammette le sue numerose influenze, tutte inequivocabilmente di musicisti ultravirtuosi (da Franz Listz a Chick Corea ...

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Hiromi: Move

Read "Move" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Keyboardist Hiromi once again reaps the benefits of her superstar rhythmic section, drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, Toto, David Gilmour) and contrabassist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Chick Corea, Steely Dan). A largely acoustic set, she yields an action-packed schema, teeming with intricately designed arrangements while zooming in for the kill on many occasions. However, Hiromi's breadth ...

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Bireli Lagrene Gipsy Project: Move

Read "Move" reviewed by Andrew Velez

Listening to Bireli Lagrène's renditions of “Melodie au Crepuscule and “Hungaria instantly recalls his deeply bonded connection with the music, the style, and the sound of guitar legend Django Reinhardt. As inevitable as the Django connection seems to be, there is nothing shallow or merely imitative about Lagrène's playing. As this latest set attests, he's a ...

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Bireli Lagrene and Gipsy Project: Move

Read "Move" reviewed by Jim Santella

In a celebration of the music of Django Reinhardt, Biréli Lagrène uses his virtuostic technique to interpret classic songs from several different jazz eras. The album's title track, by Denzil Best, was one of bebop's early anthems. Reinhardt originals recall the swing tradition that the gypsy guitarist espoused, while fresh originals honor his memory with a ...