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Rob Mazurek Octet: Skull Sessions

Read "Skull Sessions" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

È successo da qualche parte tra l'esordio dell'Exploding Star Orchestra, We Are All from Somewhere Else, e il varo del quintetto Sound Is. All'improvviso, come per incanto, ogni tassello del mosaico Rob Mazurek è andato magicamente al suo posto. Non che negli anni precedenti fossero mancati i colpi d'ala. Ripescate e riascoltate quanto disseminato dalla metà ...

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Rob Mazurek Octet: Skull Sessions

Read "Skull Sessions" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Chicago-based cornetist Rob Mazurek has performed with the best and brightest of the new jazz music scene. On this outing he merges his Sao Paulo Underground and Starlicker bands and invites other artists, capturing the essence of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew era. Mazurek frames Davis' jazz-fusion attributes as a fertile means of reimagining the overall vibe ...

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Rob Mazurek Octet: Skull Sessions

Read "Skull Sessions" reviewed by Troy Collins

The shadow of Miles Davis continues to influence the efforts of generations of jazz musicians, especially fellow trumpeters. Davis' myriad innovations span multiple styles and time periods, making it virtually impossible to ignore his achievements. Yet when the We Want Miles exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil asked former resident Rob Mazurek to devise a presentation inspired ...