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Rhythm Future Quartet: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Hanno preso il nome da un brano di Django Reinhardt i quattro componenti di quest'organico manouche, che si distanzia dalle formazioni modellate sull'Hot Club de France e vuol gettare uno sguardo al futuro.
Troppo spesso lo stile inventato da Reinhart e Grappelli nella Parigi del primo Novecento è stato conservato sotto una campana di ...

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Rhythm Future Quartet: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Gypsy jazz started, in terms of popular recognition, with guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli, and their lively and supremely swinging Qunintette du Hot Club du France. The group recorded hundreds of tunes in the thirties and and forties, released on the 78 rpm discs that were the recorded music mode at the time, and ...

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Big Train: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by John Patten

Big Train, a quartet composed of pianist Jeremy Bacon, drummer Jeff Ballard, saxophonist Justin Flynn and bassist Ugonna Okegwo, showcase nine original compositions on Travels, with songwriting duties split between Bacon and Flynn.

This third recording shows Big Train to be full of flexibility, tackling complex rhythms while still swinging strongly throughout.

Flynn ...

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Big Train: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The title of the record may seem innocuous, even a tad trite (journeys across musical landscapes and that kind of stuff)... But then by the sound of it Big Train is more than a couple of journeymen. This is a duo that is rattling against convention. Pianist, Jeremy Bacon and tenor and soprano saxophonist Justin Flynn ...

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Adam Birnbaum: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Christopher Shoe

Travels is the long awaited debut album for one of the younger voices in jazz piano. The term debut, however, is ill suited for someone like Adam Birnbaum, who has spent his short career opening for, and performing with, some of the better-known names in the industry such as saxophonist Greg Osby and pianist Brad Mehldau. ...

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Adam Birnbaum: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Pianist Adam Birnbaum gets around a lot, both geographically and musically--touring West Africa, for example, as part of the Rhythm Road program. Here however, he and his traveling companions--Sharel Cassity (alto and soprano saxophone), Joe Sanders (bass) and Rodney Green (drums)--take a musical journey through material mostly composed by the pianist.

Birnbaum's credentials are ...

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Race!!!: Travels

Read "Travels" reviewed by James Taylor

Sometimes the best music can be found brewing beneath the surface--on the underground, as they say. Sacramento, California's Race!!! is a case in a point. The quintet, led by guitarist Ross Hammond, mixes Bitches Brew-style Miles with a touch of hard bop groove and an affinity for the avant-garde. Race's Prescott debut, Travels, was released late ...