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Lello Molinari: Lello's Italian Job Volume 2

Read "Lello's Italian Job Volume 2" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Italian-born bassist Lello Molinari emigrated to the US in the 1980s and is an established part of the Boston jazz scene and a member of the faculty at the Berklee School of Music. In 2016 he released an album reworking the various musics of his homeland into modern jazz and he continues that on this CD. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

AGNZ: Chance Meeting

Read "Chance Meeting" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Before proceeding, a word about the name of this admirable quartet: AGNZ (jazz from A to Z?) comprises the first letter in the last names of its four members--guitarist Jay Azzolina, tenor saxophonist Dino Govoni, drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Dave Zinno. It further denotes, presumably, a certain level of parity, a selflessness and camaraderie among ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

arsenalARTS Berklee Jazz Announces Fall 2010 Concerts

arsenalARTS Berklee Jazz Announces Fall 2010 Concerts

The NWJCO Daniel Ian Smith (leader/saxophones/flutes), Dino Govoni(saxophones/flute), Ken Cervenka (trumpet/flugelhorn), Walter Platt (trumpet/flugelhorn), Tim Ray (piano), Keala Kaumeheiwa (acoustic bass), Steve Langone (drums and cymbals) and Ernesto Diaz (percussion) was organized over 11 years ago by Daniel Ian Smith as an aggregation dedicated to the performance of new music. The group garnered considerable attention after ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Allen Carter Big Band / Lucerne Jazz Orchestra / Joris Teepe Big Band

Read "Allen Carter Big Band / Lucerne Jazz Orchestra / Joris Teepe Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Allen Carter Big Band

Gifts

AC Muzik

2010

If there were any integrity or enlightenment in the music business as we know it in 2010--not to mention among listeners--drummer Allen Carter's debut big-band album, Gifts, would surely go platinum or at least earn a well-deserved Grammy Award. As not much of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dino Govoni: In The Library

Read "In The Library" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Saxophonist Dino Govoni's wide-ranging jazz vernacular is conveyed rather effectively during this sprightly set. He possesses a broad tone, augmented with fluent lines and a relaxed vibe. With his quartet, the artist explores various harmonic frontiers, amid slight shifts in momentum and medium to torridly swinging tempos

The rhythm section implements a frisky ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dino Govoni: In the Library

Read "In the Library" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Young Boston-based saxophonist Dino Govoni, who has appeared as a sideman on a number of recent albums, steps forward to lead a talented quartet on In the Library, an earnest volume of engaging post-bop essays, most of them written by Govoni and his companions. The exceptions are Chick Corea’s melodious “Again and Again” and Suzanna Sifter’s ...

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Dino Govoni: In the Library

Read "In the Library" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Like a skilled prose writer, saxophonist Dino Govoni gives you a good straight ahead story, a linear narrative, with stylistic asides, subtle and wonderful surprises. The writer's story may beguile you, but it's the occasional odd sentence, the unusual but on-target diction, the deft and vibrant turn of phrasing interspersed thoughout that holds the audience's attention ...

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Dino Govoni: Breakin' Out

Read "Breakin' Out" reviewed by Jack Bowers

No young lion, tenor saxophonist Dino Govoni has been diligently mastering his craft while working steadily in the Boston–New York area for more than two decades, and the seasoning is evident on his impressive debut album, the well–named Breakin’ Out. Govoni, a blues–based modernist who lists John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Michael Brecker and fellow Bostonians Jerry ...

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Dino Govoni: Breakin' Out

Read "Breakin' Out" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Whaling City Sound gathered some talented players, veterans and newcomers, for this take no prisoners hard bop set. This blowing session is reminiscent of those events which regularly took place throughout the 1950's and 1960's led by the likes of Hank Mobley, Kenny Wheeler, Johnny Griffin and others responsible for building the foundation for this hard ...