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Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice

Read "Cowboy Justice" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il contrabbassista e compositore Ben Allison rientra in quella pattuglia di nuovi jazzmen che amano confrontarsi con moduli espressivi plurali, insofferenti di griglie imposte, tanto più di connotazioni ideologiche. Non che questo voglia dire disimpegno sociale, tutt’altro. Anzi, Allison insieme ad altri ottimi musicisti coordina da anni i lavori del Jazz Composers Collective, egregio esempio cooperativo di creatività ...

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Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice

Read "Cowboy Justice" reviewed by Jim Santella

Ben Allison's modern jazz quartet brings a fresh spirit to his latest project with sensual impressions that relate to the world around us. For his original compositions, the bassist has borrowed from the nightly news, world affairs, social ills and reflections on the way things are around us. The result is a varied soundscape of lovely ...

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Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice

Read "Cowboy Justice" reviewed by R. Emmet Sweeney

Cowboy Justice sticks to the basics. Each tune opens with a repeated riff that is then accented by the other instruments, heavy on layered harmonies. Ben Allison is one of the founding members of the non-profit Jazz Composers Collective, a hub for young, forward-thinking talent, and Cowboy Justice has the feel of a workshop the Collective ...

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Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice

Read "Cowboy Justice" reviewed by Troy Collins

From the Jazz Composers Collective to Peace Pipe and Medicine Wheel, bassist/composer Ben Allison has been a force in creative jazz for over a decade. Joined by two Medicine Wheel veterans, drummer Jeff Ballard and trumpeter Ron Horton, Allison also invites adaptable newcomer Steve Cardenas--currently a member of the Paul Motian Band and the first guitarist ...