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Flying Machines: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Roger Farbey

It takes barely a couple of plays but then the main hook line of Alex Munk's stonking title track grabs you and won't let go. This is very much in the vein of mid-period Frank Zappa with Munk's guitar wired to the extreme end of the jazz/metal spectrum. But it's not all sound and fury, as ...

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Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Geno Thackara

If there's one impression about Shawn Thwaites that jumps out at first glance, it's a willingness to jokingly twist expectations. The Trinidadian-American's music is billed as “modern jazz intertwining hip-hop, funk and calypso"--a blending just as offbeat as his choice of steel drums for main instrument--and his Rebel Quartet actually turns out to have six members. ...

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Antonio Sanchez: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Ever felt as if modern jazz lost its way somewhere along the line? Too many artists constructing beautifully played, superbly recorded music that fails to connect at any emotional level whatsoever--it gets played a couple of times before being filed away in the collection never to emerge again. Well, the signs are more positive for this ...

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Antonio Sanchez: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Add Antonio Sanchez's name to the list of modern era drumming titans. He cut his teeth with guitarist Pat Metheny amid stints with vibraphonist Gary Burton and first-call session activities, paralleling his burgeoning solo career that continues to flourish. Sanchez always performs with his peers, and with the superstar dual sax attack of David Binney and ...

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Antonio Sanchez: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Quando uno dei massimi virtuosi del proprio strumento raduna alcuni tra i solisti più richiesti del jazz statunitense per registrare una serie di composizioni originali, è inevitabile che dia luogo ad aspettative elevate. È stato il caso di Antonio Sanchez, con il suo terzo disco da leader, pubblicato da Cam Jazz, come del resto i precedenti ...

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Antonio Sanchez: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Mark Corroto

You may have attended a concert by vibraphonist Gary Burton or guitarist Pat Metheny and, like many others found yourself unable to keep from focusing your attention on the drummer, Antonio Sanchez. His presence, exudes a sort of rhythmic magnetism that has backed players such as Chick Corea, Miguel Zenon, and Metheny for the past 13 ...