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Pericopes

“WONDERFUL, DIVERSE MUSIC PLAYED FLAWLESSLY.”
 DAVE LIEBMAN (SAXOPHONE LEGEND) “THREE EXCELLENT MUSICIANS.”
 ENRICO RAVA (ECM ARTIST) “ALL THE SONGS EXHIBIT POWER AND INTENTION.”
 DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (USA) “THE TRIO WORKS PERFECTLY.”
 MUSICA JAZZ (IT) Pericopes is a contemporary jazz project initiated in 2007 by pianist Alessandro Sgobbio and saxophonist Emiliano Vernizzi. One would best describe their style as ‘New Jazz’, with roots in the European tradition, Afro-American music, and improvisation, and an affinity for melody and compositional structure. Pericopes has already participated in many important jazz festivals in Europe – the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia, Italy), Parma Jazz Frontiere (Parma, Italy), Jazz Pas Grave and Unesco International Jazz Day (Paris, France), BurgJazz (Münster, Germany), presenting their acclaimed double-debut CD The Double Side

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Fourplay: Energy

Read "Energy" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Fourplay is as much a conundrum as a contrivance. Their punning name suggests sexy jazz--and both levels are sometimes achieved--but if this collective's aim of producing what is, after all, supposed to be “pretty music" meets its goal, it may sell millions but it rarely rises above agreeable (for those paying attention) or merely listenable (for ...

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Fourplay: Energy

Read "Energy" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Energy: a word that means power or force. It's appropriate that Energy is also the title of Fourplay's debut with Heads Up.

Fourplay, a double entendre, is the quartet of Bob James, Nathan East, Harvey Mason and Larry Carlton. Each, an individual band leader or session sideman in his own right, the four spend part ...