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RED Trio + John Butcher: Empire

Read "Empire" reviewed by John Sharpe

By inviting English saxophonist John Butcher to join them in a Lisbon studio, the Portuguese Red Trio executed a stroke of genius. Together they stretch pianist Bill Evans' democratic ethos to its logical conclusion: no-one leads, no-one follows, but paradoxically all four move as one, exploring timbre and mood across three collectively improvised cuts. The threesome's ...

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Red Trio + John Butcher: Empire

Read "Empire" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Empire è stato stampato solamente in formato long playing e in tiratura limitata di quattrocento copie. Una scelta coraggiosa, di nicchia, effettuata, pensiamo, con il pudore e la consapevolezza che quella proposta in Empire non è musica popolare, di facile accesso, accattivante, modaiola, una strizzatina d'occhio al grande pubblico ed una al critico militante. Niente affatto, quella proposta ...

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RED Trio + John Butcher: Empire

Read "Empire" reviewed by John Eyles

It is an interesting comment on the state of improvised music across Europe that Empire is performed by a Portuguese trio joined by an English saxophonist, released on a Lithuanian record label, pressed in Germany. Studio-recorded in Lisbon in April 2010, Empire has been released on 12" vinyl in a limited edition, housed in a very ...

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Scott Colley: Empire

Read "Empire" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Empire is another exceptional release by Scott Colley, the first-call bassist whose deep strings have been the mainstay with numerous leading artists and a part of several fine recordings including drummer Antonio Sanchez's outstanding Live in New York at Jazz Standard (Cam Jazz, 2010). “January," the album's opener, sets a mood that is as cinematic as ...

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Scott Colley: Empire

Read "Empire" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Si respira un'aria “old style “ all'ascolto di Empire, secondo album di Scott Colley per la Cam Jazz dopo lo splendido Architect of the Silent Moment. Sarà per la bellezza delle composizioni e per il senso di saggezza e serenità che trasmettono, una sorta di arrivo in baia dopo un viaggio lungo ed estenuante. Sarà per la presenza di Bill Frisell, ...

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Scott Colley: Empire

Read "Empire" reviewed by John Kelman

One of jazz's most ubiquitous bassists, Scott Colley has only released a handful of albums as a leader, compared to hundreds of sessions and live dates with artists ranging from Jim Hall and Andrew Hill to Chris Potter and Antonio Sanchez. Architect of the Silent Moment (CamJazz, 2007), was a particularly impressive combination of head and ...