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Adam Berenson / Scott Barnum: Penumbra

Read "Penumbra" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Not one to be tethered to genres or styles, pianist and composer Adam Berenson has been long at home as a jazz pianist, a classical composer, an electronics player or any permutation of those roles. His previous double-CD Lumen (Dream Play, 2014)--complete with two string quartets--was indeed a far-ranging collection of styles and genres that the ...

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Peppino D'Agostino: Penumbra

Read "Penumbra" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Award-winning fingerstyle guitarist and co-founder of The Pacific Guitar Ensemble, Italy reared Peppino D'Agostino has been an internationally esteemed musician since his arrival to America 25-years ago. He's among the elite guitarists in this spectrum while spreading his wares across musical boundaries, steeped in many musical fronts. Agostino works within an operational mode evidenced by modern ...

Bennie Maupin: Penumbra

Read "Penumbra" reviewed by Matthew Miller

One of the true challenges faced by the creative artist is the need to evolve over the course of a career, to respect the past while staring unflinchingly toward the future. This is especially true of improvising musicians, who do this while inextricably in the moment, creating structure from chaos, revealing the future in the blinding ...

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The Bennie Maupin Ensemble: Penumbra

Read "Penumbra" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sassofonista chiave nella svolta elettrica di Miles Davis prima (Bitches Brew) e di Herbie Hancock poi (Mwhandishi Band e Headhunters) Bennie Maupin non ha mai ricevuto nella ormai lunga carriera i riconoscimenti che la sua statura di multistrumentista e compositore avrebbe meritato. Con questo Penumbra, Maupin conferma una raggiunta classicitĂ  nel ruolo di outsider nel panorama jazzistico internazionale, organizzando un ...

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The Bennie Maupin Ensemble: Penumbra

Read "Penumbra" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

For whatever it's worth, Bennie Maupin will continue to be associated with Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, and to an extent with Herbie Hancock and his fusion phase. But times and circumstances have changed, and it is good to see Maupin get into an acoustic setting that draws attention to his playing and his music. It is ...

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble: Penumbra

Read "Penumbra" reviewed by John Kelman

Bennie Maupin, whose bass clarinet work helped define Miles Davis' classic Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1969), was an equally key contributor to Herbie Hancock's 1970s Mwandishi and Headhunters groups. In light of this, it's hard to believe that he has released only six albums as a leader during his lengthy career. One bona fide classic, The Jewel ...

The Bennie Maupin Ensemble: Penumbra

Read "Penumbra" reviewed by Chris May

Always the bridesmaid, rarely the bride, Bennie Maupin has spent most of his career supporting other artists--sometimes as a featured soloist, but more often as a background colourist. Since the mid-1990s he has stood in the shadows more than ever, concentrating on teaching and leading community outreach projects. Penumbra is his first album in eight years. ...