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Greg Ward's Fitted Shards: South Side Story

Read "South Side Story" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

South Side Story dovrebbe essere nelle intenzioni dell'autore la sintesi più significativa della sua storia musicale. Che ha attraversato gli ambienti più disparati, dall'avanguardia di Chicago, al jazz platinato di Al Jarreau, dalle collaborazioni con uno storico interprete come Von Freeman agli esperimenti elettronici di Prefuse 73 per citarne alcuni. Fitted Shards sono i frammenti delle molteplici esperienze musicali ...

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Greg Ward's Fitted Shards: South Side Story

Read "South Side Story" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Saxophonist Greg Ward's moderately esoteric spin on jazz signals an artist who has traversed diverse paths, including stints with electronica artist Prefuse 73, and stalwarts of progressive jazz, such as drummer Hamid Drake and saxophonist Von Freeman. Here, Ward compiles a textural and hard-hitting modus operandi, largely evidenced on “Step Forward." This piece is dabbled with ...

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Greg Ward's Fitted Shards: South Side Story

Read "South Side Story" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Like many musicians, Chicago saxophonist/composer Greg Ward (now based in New York) is juggling multiple gigs: working with names from Al Jarreau to Von Freeman; recording diverse projects with Mike Reed's People, Places, and Things or electronica artist Guillermo Scott Herren aka Prefuse 73; and even conducting an orchestra for hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco. In ...