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Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet: For the Children

Read "For the Children" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Benché inciso nel 1995, esce solo ora questo bel CD per la collana Historical Series della Cadence. Ne è leader Michael Jefry Stevens, pianista bravo e particolarmente attento sia all’aspetto compositivo che progettuale dei suoi dischi. È un documento dotato ancor oggi di un suo fascino, per il modo fluente e comunicativo in cui si sviluppa il flusso ...

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Michael Jefry Stevens: For The Children

Read "For The Children" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Pianist Michael Jefry Stevens has to be one of most under-appreciated composers and players around. His discography as a leader, going back to 1995, is slight, and he can be most easily heard in cooperative groups such as Conference Call (nominally led by Gebhard Ullmann) and the Fonda/Stevens group. Stevens is an intellectually stimulating player with ...

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Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet: For the Children

Read "For the Children" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

This release in the Cadence Jazz Historical Series (recorded in February 1995) is full of surprises, none greater than the successful intertwining of a former Jazz Messenger with one of the premier free-jazz rhythm teams. Saxophonist David Schnitter isn't the best-known of the Messengers tenormen, having joined the outfit during the comparative down-time of the 1970s. ...