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Mockuno NuClear: Drop It

Read "Drop It" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Drop It riunisce tre diverse sedute di registrazione, di cui due dal vivo, nelle quali il leader Liudas Mockunas esegue per la prima volta con un trio tutto lituano composizioni già affrontate nel corso degli ultimi anni con diversi tipi di formazione. Mockunas si esibisce al tenore, al baritono, al soprano con grande personalità sfruttando al meglio le caratteristiche degli ...

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Mockūno NuClear: Drop It

Read "Drop It" reviewed by John Sharpe

In its enterprising catalogue of modern day masters and loft jazz rarities, the Lithuanian No Business imprint also documents local musicians. Chief among them is one of the country's premier improvisers, saxophonist Liudas Mockūnas. Previous appearances on the label have placed him in a Peter Brotzmann-like trio on Live at 11:20 (2010) and in an impromptu ...

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Corey Wilkes: Drop It

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Il giovane trombettista Corey Wilkes ha preso il posto di Lester Bowie nell’Art Ensemble of Chicago e questo fatto da solo dovrebbe bastare per segnalarlo come voce emergente dalla scena di Chicago. Per aggiungere un altro elemento importante di riflessione, la storica etichetta Delmark pubblica questo bel lavoro che vede Wilkes alla testa di un manipolo di validi ...

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Corey Wilkes: Drop It

Read "Drop It" reviewed by John Barron

Trumpeter Corey Wilkes has been garnering considerable attention on the Chicago jazz scene in the last few years as a sideman with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Kahil El' Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Fred Anderson. Drop It, Wilkes' debut as a leader, finds the young lion exploring an array of contemporary, funk-laden compositions with a ...

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Corey Wilkes: Drop It

Read "Drop It" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

It was in 2002 that Corey Wilkes (trumpet, flugelhorn, cornet) made his presence on the Chicago jazz scene. His strengths as a musician soon ushered him into the seat left behind by Lester Bowie with the Art Ensemble of Chicago. He has filled that spot remarkably well just as he has added more fire to Kahil ...

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Corey Wilkes: Drop It

Read "Drop It" reviewed by Mark Corroto

At just 29 years of age, Corey Wilkes has emerged as the next big thing in the trumpet world. This isn't a career path similar to Wynton Marsalis, nor Roy Harper, for that matter. Wilkes, an Illinois native, may be the reincarnation of the master, Lester Bowie. In fact, he has distinguished himself in the trumpet ...

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Corey Wilkes: Drop It

Read "Drop It" reviewed by Nic Jones

As the man who took on Lester Bowie's mantle in the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Corey Wilkes is clearly not averse to a challenge. He's also a musician with an above average grasp of where the music's come from and a clear idea of where he wants to take it. As a trumpet player he's already ...