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Unhinged Sextet: Don't Blink

Read "Don't Blink" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

When the members of the collective Unhinged Sextet gathered to record their first album Clarity (OA2 Records, 2015) it was the first time they had played together, despite long-standing mutual associations. Don't Blink continues to demonstrate the chemistry that characterized their first meeting. Once again the music is all original, with contributions from five of the ...

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Unhinged Sextet: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The mainstream of jazz could use more recordings like Clarity, a recently released venture by the cooperative Unhinged Sextet. On every track there's something genuinely enjoyable and thought provoking going on, yet the disc doesn't suffer from information overload. The sense of excessive exertion, overt athleticism, sanctimonious references to key points of the jazz tradition--not to ...

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Unhinged Sextet: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The debut recording from one of the most exciting new groups around, Clarity documents a boppish session of straight ahead traditional jazz delivered by the Unhinged Sextet, a well-seasoned cast of players from all corners of the country who have joined forces for this dynamic recording. Led by pianist Michael Kocour, Director of Jazz Studies at ...

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Laszlo Gardony: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Pianista ungherese da tempo residente negli USA (ove ha anche insegnato al Berklee College of Music), Laszlo Gardony è un musicista esperto che vanta collaborazioni con artisti del calibro di Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous e Dave Liebman. In questo delicato lavoro per la Sunnyside il pianista si misura con la performance in solitudine, realizzata in condizioni ...

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Laszlo Gardony: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Pianist Laszlo Gardony's Clarity is a single, composed on the spot, piano sonata comprising ten movements. The contemplative and intimate music bears marks of his various life experiences, from his classical training in his native Budapest to his career as a jazz educator at Boston's Berklee College of Music.

Recorded in a single sitting in ...

Laszlo Gardony: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

It is never a good idea to judge a book by its cover and even less so a music album. However, in the case of Lazlo Gardony's solo release Clarity the cover image depicting the pianist sitting at the piano as a young boy, accompanied by his stuffed bear, pretty much says it all.

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Laszlo Gardony: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It might be a bit bold to call pianist Laszlo Gardony's Clarity work a triumph of the human spirit, but indeed the ten spontaneous compositions presented are a testament to his purposeful character and allegiance to introspection.

The Berklee College of Music professor was born in Budapest and grew up under the influence of European ...

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Dave Anderson: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Cresciuto in una famiglia di musicisti e svezzato da una serie di interessanti collaborazioni (Clark Terry, Gene Bertoncini, Mel Torme), il saxofonista Dave Anderson arriva al debutto da leader per la Pony Boy Records a capo di un quartetto compattato da un paio d'anni di comune militanza.

Clarity è un album che rilascia una infinita ...

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Michael Gregory Jackson: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo album del chitarrista Michael Gregory Jackson fu registrato nel 1976, un peridodo particolarmente intenso per il giovane musicista, nato nel 1953 nel Connecticut. Jackson sembrava essere il nuovo eroe della chitarra jazz, soprattutto per la sua partecipazione al disco Holding Together di Oliver Lake, oltre che per la sua presenza nella bella serie dal vivo denominata Wildflowers: The New ...

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Dave Anderson Quartet: Clarity

Read "Clarity" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Having built a reputation as an exceptional reedman in Seattle, Dave Anderson presents a sparkling debut on the melodically rich Clarity, alternating between alto and soprano saxophones on eight original compositions and two covers. Having performed extensively throughout North America with luminaries like Jim McNeely, Clark Terry and the late great Mel Tormé, Anderson moved to ...