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Edward Simon: Unicity

Read "Unicity" reviewed by Ken Dryden

Pianist Edward Simon's seventh CD as a leader is his best effort to date. On display are his gifts as an improviser, composer and arranger with two sympathetic partners--bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade. The entire CD has the feeling of a suite, rather than separate unrelated tracks that just happened to be recorded during ...

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Edward Simon: Unicity

Read "Unicity" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Padronanza assoluta dello strumento e capacità illimitata di variare tipologia e modalità nel processo compositivo. Sono le caratteristiche principali della cifra artistica del pianista venezuelano Edward Simon, qui al suo primo disco per la Cam Jazz. Rispetto alle sue precedenti incisioni da leader, egli si dimostra artista ancora più completo e maturo sul piano dell’organizzazione musicale. In Unicity, due ...

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Edward Simon: Unicity

Read "Unicity" reviewed by John Kelman

Artistic evolution is an interesting phenomenon. Emerging musicians, filled with the brashness of youth, are often more focused on chops, energy and complexity. But as many mature they evolve into players more concerned with space and profound simplicity. Edward Simon is a strong case in point: the pianist's earlier albums are filled with detailed compositions and ...

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Edward Simon: Unicity

Read "Unicity" reviewed by Robert R. Calder

Edward Simon, John Patitucci and Brian Blade did a few magical things on a 2003 album under Patitucci's name (Songs, Stories and Spirituals, Concord). At the time these three musicians decided that they ought to get together and do, well, what they do well here. After a minute's “Invocation," they're jamming heartily on Patitucci's “The Messenger," ...

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Edward Simon: Unicity

Read "Unicity" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Pianist Edward Simon has been quietly but profoundly making an impact for a number of years. He's been an astute sideman with high-caliber players like trumpeter Terence Blanchard, saxophonist Greg Osby and guitarist Adam Rogers, but it is his own works--The Process (Criss Cross, 2003) and Simplicitas (Criss Cross, 2005)--that truly reveal his performance and compositional ...