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John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet +1

Read "The Odd Couple Quintet +1" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

John Clark ha acquisito notorietà negli anni settanta, quando fu tra i principali strumentisti dell'orchestra di Gil Evans. Si sa che l'arrangiatore canadese aveva un debole per il corno francese e non se ne privò al varo della big-band “elettrica."
Con John Clark lo strumento è uscito dal ruolo di strumento occasionale che aveva avuto ...

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Letizia Gambi's "Blue Monday" - Produced By Lenny White

Letizia Gambi's "Blue Monday" - Produced By Lenny White

Letizia Gambi: Blue Monday (ArtistShare)
Produced by Lenny White with Special Guest Ron Carter Release Date: February 12, 2016 Musicians: Lenny White: Drums; Helen Sung, Donald Vega: Piano; Gil Goldstein: Accordion; Ron Carter, John Benitez, Daryl Johns: Bass; Jisoo Ok: Cello; Hector Del Curto: Bandoneon; Pete Levin: Keyboards; Dave Stryker, Nick Moroch, Tom Guarna: Guitar; ...

John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet +1

Read "The Odd Couple Quintet +1" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Yes, it is true that French horn and bassoon are not commonplace instruments in jazz. Attempts have been made to use them, of course, most recently by Julian Schneemann on Roundabout, but in that work, they were used more as colors in the mix.

What is unusual is for these instruments to be in the ...

John Clark: The Odd Couple Quintet +1

Read "The Odd Couple Quintet +1" reviewed by Jack Bowers

"And now," as John Cleese used to intone on the Monty Python television series, “for something completely different." In this case, a jazz quintet (+1) sporting a front line of French horn and bassoon and performing, among other things, two horn concertos by Mozart. An odd coupling? At first blush, it would seem so. Far less ...

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The Odd Couple Quintet +1 By John Clark

The Odd Couple Quintet +1 By John Clark

John Clark French horn CD Release on Composers Concordance Records "Virtually every French horn student starts playing the Mozart Concerti at a young age. I think I was 11 or 12 when I first attempted them, and even then I wanted to improvise on them. I had no idea what 'jazz' or 'creative music' was, but I ...

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Deborah Winters: Lovers After All

Read "Lovers After All" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Placing vocalists under a specific, descriptive heading can be limiting in some ways, but it also shines a light on their greatest strengths. Singer Joe Williams--of Count Basie fame--resented being labeled as a “blues singer," since he possessed great range and felt that this tag had suggestions of racism behind it; few would argue, however, that ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits

Read "John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes a recording comes together easily, with a minimum of muss or fuss. Other times, life seems to conspire against it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't get done, or that it suffers as a result. Sometimes, in fact, it can make the end result even better. For John Scofield-- one-third of a power trifecta ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jump! Pete Levin's B-3 Organ Trio CD Feat. Lenny White and Dave Stryker

Jump! Pete Levin's B-3 Organ Trio CD Feat. Lenny White and Dave Stryker

Pete Levin's 2010 CD release JUMP! (Pete Levin Music, Sept. 28 Release) documents his continuing efforts to push the envelope of the traditional organ trio. The set is a collaboration with the remarkable guitarist Dave Stryker and legendary drummer Lenny White. They are joined on 5 of the 10 tracks by the dazzling percussionist Manolo Badrena. ...

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Pete Levin: Certified Organic

Read "Certified Organic" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Trio music generally combines bass and drums with a piano, guitar or saxophone. Organist Pete Levin deviates from this formula on Certified Organic. The only constants are himself and drummer Harvey Sorgen. Apart from that, he employs one of four guitarists on each of the 10 tracks, one of two percussionists on several, and a saxophone ...

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Pete Levin: Certified Organic

Read "Certified Organic" reviewed by John Kelman

Pete Levin is sometimes overshadowed by his brother Tony, an in-demand player in the art-rock world (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), who also built serious jazz cred in his youth with vibraphonist Gary Burton and pianist Warren Bernhardt. But keyboardist Pete Levin has built a fine discography of his own more closely linked to the jazz world. ...


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