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Bill Stewart: Incandescence

Read "Incandescence" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Funk and jazz drummer Bill Stewart brings an unusual format to this effort. The use of piano and Hammond organ completes his trio, with Stewart offering a series of challenging compositions. Incandescence is indeed an appropriate title for the album, as it exudes a glowing-with-heat ambiance.

Stewart's long stretch with guitarist John Scofield's group provides a ...

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Bill Stewart: Incandescence

Read "Incandescence" reviewed by Troy Collins

Best known for his work with guitarist John Scofield, drummer Bill Stewart has avoided the straight and narrow in favor of a more exploratory path. Although Stewart's output as a leader has been limited by his various sideman duties, his solo work is consistently inventive, combining idiosyncratic writing with agreeable rhythms.

A tasteful stylist ...

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Bill Stewart: Incandescence

Read "Incandescence" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Sometimes it's the more unusual releases that yield the most pleasant surprises and such is the case with Bill Stewart's Incandescence. The seasoned drummer has been the percussive impetus for saxophonists Maceo Parker, Michael Brecker, guitarist John Scofield and one of today's premier B3 organists, Larry Goldings (who appears on this release). Stewart has a number ...

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Alain Roche Trio: Incandescence

Read "Incandescence" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Formazione piuttosto particolare per questo trio, che vede il pianoforte del leader, il giovane svizzero Alain Roche (classe 1973), affiancato dalla fisarmonica del francese Thierry Roques e dalla batteria dell’altro svizzero Alain Tissot. L’accostamento tra due tastiere “universali” spinge ovviamente il trio su versanti melodici, venati sovente di reminiscenze popolari. Ma la miscela è resa pulsante dall’originalità compositiva di Roche ...