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Geoff Vidal: She Likes That

Read "She Likes That" reviewed by Dave Wayne

It's not often that a debut CD by a young artist brims with great playing, complex, soulful compositions, and exceptional group chemistry. But that's exactly what happens on Geoff Vidal 's She Likes That. Vidal is a young tenor saxophonist from New Orleans who--much like fellow Big Easy native Rob Wagner--wields a big, bluesy “bull tenor" ...

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Geoff Vidal: She Likes That

Read "She Likes That" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

A rendere She Likes That un gran bel disco è la tensione sviluppata dalla chitarra di Joe Hundertmark, il flusso melodico generato da Geoff Vidal, la tenuta ritmica dei tamburi di Makaya McCraven, coadiuvato dalle spesse corde di Michal O'Brien, e gli smussamenti del trombettista Tatum Greenblatt. Jazz solido e mutevole. Suonato in maniera diretta, senza strategie e ...

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Cecilia Coleman Big Band / Phil Norman Tentet / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band

Read "Cecilia Coleman Big Band / Phil Norman Tentet / UNT One O'Clock Lab Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Cecilia Coleman Big Band

Oh Boy!

PandaKat Records

2011

Among the many pleasant surprises on Oh Boy!, pianist Cecilia Coleman's maiden voyage as leader of her own big band, perhaps the most eye-opening is that the band had been together for only eight months when the album was recorded by ...

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Geoff Vidal - She Likes That (2011)

Geoff Vidal - She Likes That (2011)

The toughest part about writing this review has been trying to decide if I should put it another the jazz category or the fusion jazz category. And whenever that conundrum happens, it's usually a good sign for the record. Geoff Vidal is an up-and-comer tenor saxophonist whose made his name in the Boston area as well as ...

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Geoff Vidal: She Likes That

Read "She Likes That" reviewed by Leonard Epstein

Combine Sonny Rollins, Chris Potter and Joe Henderson, and mix it with some exciting originality you'll arrive somewhere near Geoff Vidal. Vidal, who regularly can be heard in New York West Village jazz haunts such as Fat Cat, debuts his first album as leader, She Likes That. This seven-composition set consists of all original music, penned ...

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Matt Dickey's "Try This at Home" CD Release Party at the Williamsburg Music Center on December 16

Matt Dickey's "Try This at Home" CD Release Party at the Williamsburg Music Center on December 16

After a production process of nearly four years, Matt Dickey brings you Try This At Home, a collection of original, instrumental jazz/funk infused with latin, african, hip-hop and electronic flavors. Larger sized ensemble arrangements and rhythm section improvisations round out more than 73 minutes of tasty, funky grooves. The recording was done 99% in his basement home studio and he ...