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Gustavo Cortiñas: Snapshot

Read "Snapshot" reviewed by Greg Simmons

By now, it shouldn't surprise anyone that jazz musicians often live itinerant lives. Everyone is from somewhere, but usually it's not here, wherever that is. Early jazz musicians--almost exclusively American--migrated from all over the country to the formative hot spots in Chicago and then, a little latter, New York. Today's musicians make those same migratory journeys ...

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Gustavo Cortiñas: Snapshot

Read "Snapshot" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Snapshot is a terrific release by drummer Gustavo Cortiñas, featuring a dynamic combination of musicians who are all associated with the stellar Northwestern University jazz department. The group includes the department's head, the great tenor saxman Victor Goines, who has played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Ray Charles to Bob Dylan. There's also guitarist Mike ...

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Gustavo Cortiñas: Snapshot

Read "Snapshot" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Drummer Gustavo Cortinas, who leads a group of admirable musicians on his engaging debut album, Snapshot, was born in Mexico, received his higher education in the States (Loyola University, New Orleans; Northwestern University) and currently resides in Chicago. Besides playing drums, Cortinas wrote and arranged every number on Snapshot, showing impressive proficiency in those areas as ...

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Gustavo Cortiñas: Snapshot

Read "Snapshot" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Gustavo Cortiñas has long been a musical seeker and sponge. The Mexico City-born drummer relocated to New Orleans in 2007 to pursue a BM in Jazz Studies at Loyola University New Orleans, learn from the best around--like legendary NOLA drum guru Johnny Vidacovich--and soak in the sounds of that storied city. When he completed that degree ...

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Gustavo Cortiñas: Snapshot

Read "Snapshot" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

With Snapshot, drummer Gustavo Cortiñas emerges from that challenging rite of passage: the début album. Following years of training (with saxophonist Victor Goines, among others, who is on the record) and sideman duty (on a record with saxophonist Roy McGrath, who also shows up for this date), a young artist seeks to craft a meaningful and ...

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Katie Glassman: Snapshot

Read "Snapshot" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The marriage of jazz and country music has a long and colorful history. In writer Geoffrey Himes' excellent article, “Jazz and Country Fusion: The Searchers" (JazzTimes, December 2008), he explores how this history contains everyone from saxophonist Sonny Rollins, bassist Charlie Haden and guitarist Bill Frisell, to banjoist Béla Fleck and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Defining “country ...

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Derek Nash: Snapshot

Read "Snapshot" reviewed by Chris May

Despite releasing seven albums with his jazz/funk/fusion bands Sax Appeal and Protect The Beat, and a previous solo album, Setting New Standards (Jazzizit, 2000), British saxophonist Derek Nash remains something of an unsung hero. He has, perhaps, been engaged in such a diversity of projects--playing with pianist Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, running his Clowns ...