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Peter Eldridge, Kenny Werner: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Singer Peter Eldridge, founding member of the famed New York Voices, and veteran pianist and composer Kenny Werner, a world-class performer for over 40 years, finally come together for a collaboration of talent and song that has been percolating for nearly a decade. The result is the incredible, sophisticated harmonic treasure Somewhere, a masterful fusion of ...

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Peter Eldridge and Kenny Werner: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Approximately ten years ago, pianist Kenny Werner invited his Berklee colleague, vocalist Peter Eldridge, to the studio for a library music recording session. When Eldridge arrived, expecting an intimate duo setup, he received the shock of a lifetime: Werner was there with an orchestra, 40 deep. That curve ball, which Eldridge, of course, took in stride, ...

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Keith Jarrett – Gary Peacock – Jack DeJohnette: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Si ha un bel dire che lo Standards Trio (che fra l'altro festeggia quest'anno il trentennale) suona sempre la stessa musica. Nella sostanza il rilievo è anche esatto, ma a quali livelli? È un po' come Garrincha (che non pochi brasiliani antepongono persino a Pelé), il quale faceva sempre la stessa finta, ma ogni volta dribblava ...

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Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been four years since a recorded peep has been heard from pianist Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio, despite continuing to perform a few select dates each year. But even its last few ECM releases--2009's Yesterdays, 2007's My Foolish Heart and 2004's The Out-of-Towners--were all culled from a clearly fruitful 2001, making it well over a decade ...

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Russ Kassoff: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Paul Ryan

It has been a long time coming, but at the age of 52, Russ Kassoff has finally released his first album as a leader. Somewhere is split almost evenly between solo piano and trio tracks (plus one duo tune).

From the first plaintive notes of “Look For The Silver Lining, Kassoff's lyricism and brilliantly ...

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Russ Kassoff: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It goes without saying that Frank Sinatra could have enlisted the services of any accompanist he wanted. The fact that he chose Russ Kassoff speaks volumes about Kassoff's unequivocal artistry, which is splendidly showcased on Somewhere, Kassoff's first album as leader of his own group (after almost forty years as a professional musician).

Kassoff, whose natural ...

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Trio Da Paz: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Ollie Bivens

Brazil is a rich amalgam of Portuguese, African, and Indian cultures. And because of that, its musicians have always had the ability to take the music of other cultures, put it in a Brazilian mixer and produce something unique and satisfying to the taste, while still remaining Brazilian.

Three Brazilian-born musicians comprise Trio Da Paz, one ...

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Trio da Paz: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Jim Santella

Don't think that a trio consisting of acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and drums with a name that translates to “Trio of Peace" is going to give you a mindless smooth jazz performance without any substance of note. No, Trio da Paz drives hard along jazz's mainstream, putting all their syncopated beats and spontaneous gestures into perspective ...

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Trio Da Paz: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Somewhere is comprised of tunes that Trio Da Paz had never recorded before and others the group had never played. The latter were certainly more challenging, but in tandem the new options provided a lure for these three players to get in and fill the music with their own approach. And it certainly is some approach: ...