Content by tag "The Trio"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ojai Music Festival 2019

Read "Ojai Music Festival 2019" reviewed by Josef Woodard

Ojai Music Festival
Libbey Bowl, and other venues
Ojai, California
June 6-9, 2019

In the storied and still-evolving story of the Ojai Music Festival, one of America's most important contemporary music-minded festivals, the roots system run deep into mid-century Modernism and late 20th century post-Modernist impulses and up to the current, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Francesco Chiapperini, una storia bigama

Read "Francesco Chiapperini, una storia bigama" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Pugliese di nascita ma lombardo d'adozione, classe 1978, Francesco Chiapperini, clarinettista e sassofonista nonché compositore, è senza ombra di dubbio uno dei nomi più interessanti emersi in questi ultimi anni nel panorama del jazz di casa nostra. Il suo ultimo album, The Big Earth, inciso dal vivo alla Scighera di Milano da un organico di dodici ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Trio featuring Toni Gates on Christmas album "Comfort & Joy"

The Trio featuring Toni Gates on Christmas album "Comfort & Joy"

Kansas City Musicians release Contemporary Jazz Christmas CD Comfort & Joy by The Trio: Toni Gates (vocals), Tom Ransom (guitar) and Clarence Smith (percussion) Comfort & Joy offers fresh new versions of your favorite Christmas songs! Arranged and produced by Thomas Ransom (guitarist), sung by noted vocalist, Toni Gates and rounded out with the skillful playing of percussionist, Clarence Smith, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Trio: Live @ Charlie O's

Read "Live @ Charlie O's" reviewed by Martin Gladu

There are a myriad of different opportunities for in-demand drummer Peter Erskine to invest himself in, both as a musician and as an entrepreneur. Why then would he elect to bivouac at a local bar to play standards? Well, it may have something to do with the fact that that's what jazz is; jamming on show ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Trio: "Live" @ Charlie O's

Read ""Live" @ Charlie O's" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

High-brow concept albums and lofty recording projects seem to come out every day and many people tend to get hung up on ideas, overlooking the fact that actual musicianship is also central to the art of creating music of substance. Sometimes, some of the most satisfying musical moments simply arrive when like-minded musicians sit down and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hank Jones/Milt Hinton/Bobby Rosengarden: The Trio

Read "The Trio" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

In an article published in the Village Voice a couple of years ago Gary Giddins traced a history of recorded jazz in song, year by year, and Hank Jones’ solo “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” was pegged as the noteworthy performance of 1977. As his rhythm section lays out, Jones tinkles his piano as if prompting ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hal Gaylor/Walter Norris/Billy Bean: The Trio

Read "The Trio" reviewed by Derek Taylor

This disc presents the all-too-common story of a jazz group that should have recorded far more often than it did, but fell apart just as things were getting really interesting. It’s no mere afterthought that the three musicians documented here took the epithet “The Trio” to describe their collective vision. As the eight tracks on this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Makoto Ozone Trio: The Trio

Read "The Trio" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Back when Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone was attending Berklee, he was Gary Burton's prodigy and a frighteningly promising improvisor. Ozone has an unusual ability to suggest odd traits of past masters – the muscularity of Ahmad Jamal, the happy romanticism of Bill Evans, the simplicity of the intricate Joanne Brackeen and, at times, the classic panache ...