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The Rodriguez Brothers: Impromptu

Read "Impromptu" reviewed by Andrew Luhn

Those of us who have siblings know the special bond that brothers and sisters share. From being able to quote the same movies, to sharing memories of childhood and growing up, it's hard to deny that siblings have a unique connection. It should come as no surprise then, that this unique connection gives siblings a certain ...

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Ted Rosenthal Trio: Impromptu

Read "Impromptu" reviewed by Greg Simmons

On Impromptu, pianist Ted Rosenthal modestly credits every track to the original classical composer on which the song is based. It's a nice, self-effacing touch, but probably unnecessary. No one will misconstrue this album as anything but a modern jazz recording--and a good one at that--even if Rosenthal is performing adaptations. For the most ...

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Ted Rosenthal Trio: Impromptu

Read "Impromptu" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

As legend has it, the term “third stream" was invented by Gunther Schuller in 1957, to prevent jazz and classical fans from resenting incursions onto their turf by the other side. This new musical entity would be neither classical nor jazz, and not just a simple merging of the two: it would be more than jazz ...

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Bob Mamet: Impromptu

Read "Impromptu" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

No gimmicks. No trends. All business. The Bob Mamet Trio gets straight to the point with Impromptu.Chicago-born Mamet studied at Peabody Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles, where he has worked a composer and session musician, showing his versatility in television, film, advertising and performance. Associations include Alex Acuna, Larry Carlton, Eric Marienthal, Gerald ...

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Bob Mamet: Impromptu

Read "Impromptu" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The title of Impromptu is somewhat misleading. All three musicians in this trio have lightning-quick reflexes and great improvisational skills that certainly help to make instant magic, but the songs themselves aren't off-the-cuff creations as the title might imply. Pianist Bob Mamet has crafted ten catchy charts in a variety of styles and leaves plenty of ...


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