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John Beasley: Letter to Herbie

Read "Letter to Herbie" reviewed by Wilbert Sostre

Those who don't yet know John Beasley are missing the opportunity to hear one of the best pianists and improvisers on the jazz scene today. Beasley is a master musician, with total command of the jazz language, and his playing is always intense in both emotion and technique.

John Beasley's 2009 album, Positootly (Resonance) was ...

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John Beasley: Letter To Herbie

Read "Letter To Herbie" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il repertorio di Herbie Hancock non gode di una fortuna pari all'influenza che il suo pianismo esercita da decenni. Tanto è decisivo lo stile elaborato nei dischi di Davis e in quelli per la Blue Note, quanto è scarso il numero di brani entrati nel repertorio comune del jazz. Le eccezioni sono poche e fin troppo ...

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John Beasley: Letter to Herbie

Read "Letter to Herbie" reviewed by Jim Santella

Herbie Hancock has given the jazz world numerous song memories that linger. Through this tribute album, pianist John Beasley honors the composer with innovative arrangements of his compositions, all with the kind of interplay that Hancock has always enjoyed in performance. Here, pianist Beasley, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Jeff “Tain" Watts enjoy a thorough workout ...