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Gabriel Vicéns: Point in Time

Read "Point in Time" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Point In Time, il disco d'esordio di Gabriel Vicéns, ci permette di conoscere un chitarrista preparato e dalla pronunciata cifra espressiva. Quello del portoricano è un timbro caldo e avvolgente, che si rifà ai capiscuola dello strumento, anche se nella dozzina di tracce proposte in scaletta ad emergere è una personalità forte e delineata. In scaletta tutte composizioni originali, alcune ...

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Gabriel Vicens: Point in Time

Read "Point in Time" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

On Point In Time, his debut date as a leader, Puerto Rican guitarist Gabriel Vicéns heads a solid quintet of young players, considerably bolstered by a couple of A-list substitutions from the highest echelons of Puerto Rican jazz: tenor saxophonist David Sánchez on a pair of tracks, and bassist Eddie Gomez on about half the record.

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Gabriel Vicens: Point in Time

Read "Point in Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When Berklee beckons, most aspiring jazz musicians pick themselves up and trek to Boston to further their studies, but guitarist Gabriel Vicens isn't most people. While the young guitarist had a scholarship lined up at that venerable learning institution, he opted to stay in his native habitat and study at the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico. ...

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Gabriel Vicens: Point in Time

Read "Point in Time" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Gabriel Vicens brings together simpatico colleagues from the scene in his native Puerto Rico and beyond to explore twelve of his works on the guitarist and composer's debut, Point in Time. Vicens' compositions explore quirky, catchy heads ("Point in Time," “Beautiful Place"), plenty of vamps ("La Diferencia," “Frame of Mind" and “El Camino") and medium tempo ...

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Drori Mondlak: Point In Time

Read "Point In Time" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Good drummers always seem to make all the right connections and Point In Time indicates that leader Drori Mondlak is, indeed, very well connected. He has brought together three marvelous instrumentalists and leaders in their own right--altoist/flutist Karolina Strassmayer, guitarist Cary DeNigris and bassist Steve LaSpina--for an intriguing quartet that strikes a perfect balance between the ...

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Drori Mondlak: Point In Time

Read "Point In Time" reviewed by Lyn Horton

In musical groups, sometimes, the intention of the music is the seamless blending of the sounds of each instrument. In other instances, each band member's contribution both stands out and blends in simultaneously. With Point In Time, drummer Drori Mondlak has assembled a quartet and music, which gives the latter circumstance a chance to succeed.

Mondlak ...