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Soren Bebe: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Danish pianist Søren Bebe plays a melancholy, minimalistic music almost shorn of rhythm. It is gentle and flowing and easy to get lost in. When one of his pieces ends, it can be like waking from a dream.

“But is it jazz?" The jury is still out on that one and will be ...

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Soren Bebe: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

A yearning reticence lies at the heart of Echoes, Norwegian pianist Soren Bebe's sixth trio disc. Stark yet beautiful at all times, Echoes follows in the spacious, introverted soundscapes of fellow Danish pianistsTord Gustavsen and the late Esbjorn Svensson.

Neo-classical in structure yet open to the tides, the Bebe written title track leads off ...

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John Moriarty: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Adopting a traditional, straight-ahead approach to the quartet, Irish guitarist John Moriarty gathered three established New York-based musicians for one day in the Bunker Studios, Brooklyn. The title suggests homage, and there is a hint of classic Blue Note in the leader's clean lines--evocative of guitarist Jim Hall--and in half of the songs that delve into ...

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Alessia Obino: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci sono i tratti peculiari della grande tradizione jazzistica nella vocalità di Alessia Obino, anche se nel suo disco d'esordio Echoes a emergere è una propria forza espressiva, basata su fluidità tecnica, capacità interpretativa di rilievo e voglia di azzardare. La vocalist sceglie un percorso di sei brani autografi e un paio di riletture ("Strollin' di Mingus e “Love for ...

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Jackie Cain & Roy Kral: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Recorded live in September, 1976 at Howard Rumsey's Concerts by the Sea in Redondo Beach, California, Echoes captures a jazz vocals performance by the husband and wife team of Jackie Cain and Roy Kral. Unfortunately, Kral passed away in 2002, making the release of this never-before-issued album the first for Cain since Kral's death.

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Jackie Cain & Roy Kral: Echoes

Read "Echoes" reviewed by Jack Bowers

In the annals of jazz vocal duos, none stands taller than Jackie Cain and her husband, the late Roy Kral. When it came to interpreting American popular songs they were without peer, and like Bobby Short or Matt Dennis, every note, every measure, every phrase was urbane and tasteful.

Echoes, on which Cain and Kral radiate ...