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Empathy Project: Influences

Read "Influences" reviewed by Don Phipps

Influences, a breezy affair from Empathy Project, is like viewing fluffy white clouds while seated at a street side café on the South Bank of Paris or the beach in Rio. The music swirls and bounces gently in boppish fashion -a happy affair with an emphasis on romance.

Featuring soft but assured vocals from ...

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Andrew Kushnir: Influences

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Judging from the album cover, a coffee-filled cup on a drum, one might anticipate that drummer Andrew Kushnir's debut album, Influences, would be a hard charging affair. And Kushnir and his trio (Ryan Slatko on piano and Rick Rosato on bass) do not disappoint. The trio offers up some head-bobbing jazz at its finest.

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Alessio Alberghini - Tiziano Zanotti: Influences

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Con questo Influences quello che sembra che Alessio Alberghini e Tiziano Zanotti ci vogliano comunicare è la rilevanza della conoscenza del passato e del presente, dimostrata usando soltanto composizioni altrui, di musicisti che hanno scritto i loro capolavori a distanza di decenni l'uno dall'altro, da Bird a John Scofield passando per Herbie Hanckock e Joe Henderson. Tuttavia non manca ...