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Nick Mazzarella Trio: Counterbalance

Read "Counterbalance" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Although he is well-accustomed to working in other settings, alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella is perhaps at his strongest in a trio format: specifically, the sax-bass-drums configuration that allows for both maximum harmonic freedom and focused rhythmic interaction. In 2017 his Meridian Trio (featuring bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Jeremy Cunningham) released Triangulum (Clean Feed), an excellent ...

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Heikki Sarmanto: Counterbalance

Read "Counterbalance" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il pianista-compositore Heikki Sarmanto è stato il primo musicista finlandese ad entrare nel Berklee College of Music di Boston. Era il 1968 e il giovane finnico si trovò a studiare con Charlie Mariano, Herb Pomeroy e Margaret Chaloff. Quasi immediatamente fece amicizia con il giovane chitarrista americano Lance Gunderson (di chiare origini scandinave) e dal di lì il passo ...