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Content by tag "Ben Allison"

Pete Malinverni: Heaven

Read "Heaven" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

New York City-based pianist Pete Malinverni is a spiritual man. It's a side of his musical personality that he explores with depth and clarity on Heaven, a mostly trio affair that puts his succinct feel for the sacred, his supple and exquisite touch and his improvisational elan in the forefront on a gorgeous set of music. ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2017

Read "Troy Collins' Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Troy Collins

Considering the quantity of recordings released in a year's time, attempting to compile a comprehensive end of the year list mentioning every first-rate session would be difficult at best. The ten titles listed below represent a fertile cross-section of some of the most compelling modern jazz heard in 2017.

William Parker Quartets

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ben Allison

Jazz Musician of the Day: Ben Allison

All About Jazz is celebrating Ben Allison's birthday today!

Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and ...

Ben Allison: Layers of the City

Read "Layers of the City" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Giunto al dodicesimo disco in vent'anni di attività professionale, il contrabbassista e compositore di New Haven ha spesso cambiato organici e partner (solo il chitarrista Steve Cardenas resta una presenza costante da un decennio) ma il tratto distintivo della sua musica resta ben riconoscibile: lunghi temi cantabili su tempi spesso dilatati, in un variopinto tessuto metrico ...

Pete Malinverni: Heaven

Read "Heaven" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

Perhaps church would be fashionable again amongst lapsed Christians if every church had musicians at the spec of Pete Malinverni. We have, in part, much to admire of the LA based Newman family for their reach in music and its training, in which composer, Anthony Newman was an insightful mentor to Malinverni's dedication. It would seem ...

John Patitucci: Irmãos De Fé

Read "Irmãos De Fé" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Newvelle Records, the New York based, vinyl-only subscription label, was launched by jazz pianist by Elan Mehler and Parisian, Jean-Christophe Morisseau in 2016. With a high-end, boutique collection that has included digitally recorded, 180g pressings for Frank Kimbrough, Noah Preminger and Jack DeJohnette, the label opens its second season with the iconoclastic bassist, and multiple Grammy ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rudy Royston Trio: Rise Of Orion

Read "Rise Of Orion" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The visceral style of drummer Rudy Royston was considerably toned down on his leader debut 303 (Greenleaf, 2014), a septet outing where the drummer often worked within the context of an ensemble player. Pared down to a trio formation for Rise Of Orion, Royston retains the services of the ubiquitous saxophonist Jon Irabagon and bassist Yasushi ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Underpool 3 - Underpool 4

Read "Underpool 3 - Underpool 4" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Questi due dischi sono prodotti dall'etichetta indipendente di Barcellona Underpool, nata nel 2013 e specializzata nel valorizzare i giovani musicisti catalani. Alcuni di essi iniziano ad essere noti, come il trombettista Pol Omedes, il pianista Marco Mezquida o il contrabbassista Martin Leiton mentre altri sono al loro debutto.

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Underpool 3

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rosa Brunello Y Los Fermentos: Upright Tales

Read "Upright Tales" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

La tradizione del contrabbassista-leader è una consuetudine che nel jazz ha dato frutti sapidi. Da Charles Mingus a Charlie Haden e Dave Holland, fino ai più recenti Chris Lightcap, Ben Allison e Michael Formanek, ma senza dimenticare la grande forza creativa di William Parker, il contrabbassista-leader ha sempre dato un'impronta forte all'impostazione di gruppi originali. Forse ...


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