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Jake Fryer – Bud Shank: In Good Company

Read "In Good Company" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il particolare sorprendente, quasi agghiacciante, che contraddistingue questo album è la data d'incisione: 1° aprile 2009 (a San Diego), vale a dire esattamente il giorno prima della scomparsa di Bud Shank. Il quale meritava con tutta probabilità miglior epitaffio di questa pur dignitosissima blowin' session col giovane collega inglese Jake Fryer, di fatto responsabile reale del ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jake Fryer / Bud Shank Quintet: In Good Company

Read "In Good Company" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

One of the apparent pitfalls that a young artist such as Jake Fryer finds himself in danger of, while making an album with star such as Bud Shank--especially when playing the same instrument, namely the alto saxophone--is that freedom of expression often gives way to reverence. The younger player might feel obligated to diminish him/herself, so ...

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Bud Shank's Last Recording: Jake Fryer's "In Good Company"

Bud Shank's Last Recording: Jake Fryer's "In Good Company"

If there is still a west coast kind of jazz it's because players associated with the west coast still play music. That's obvious, of course, but even in its heyday the west coast style covered a broad group of stylistic tendencies, from the cool of a Chet Baker to the heat of Hampton Hawes. Bud Shank ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jake Fryer / Bud Shank Quintet: In Good Company

Read "In Good Company" reviewed by Edward Blanco

On April 2, 2009 the world lost another giant of jazz when alto saxophonist great Bud Shank died peacefully in his Tucson, Arizona home. But the master chose not to pass away with a whimper but, rather, with a bang, blowing his last notes the day before at Studio West in San Diego. Shank was one ...

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Capri Records Releases Jake Fryer's New CD "In Good Company" Featuring Bud Shank, Mike Wofford, Bob Magnusson & Joe La Barbara

Capri Records Releases Jake Fryer's New CD "In Good Company" Featuring Bud Shank, Mike Wofford, Bob Magnusson & Joe La Barbara

Last Recording Date for Shank, Who Passed Away The Day After Recording When the British saxophonist Jake Fryer walked out of Studio West in San Diego on April 1st 2009 after completing this recording In Good Time (Capri Records, January 18, 2011), he couldn't have imagined that Bud Shank would not have survived another day. Bud ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jake Fryer / Bud Shank: In Good Company

Read "In Good Company" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Young British composer/alto saxophonist Jake Fryer joins forces with veteran bopper Bud Shank and his favorite West Coast rhythm section, to form the Jake Fryer / Bud Shank Quintet for In Good Company. It's a lively and engaging album, a mix of standards and Fryer originals that brings the two alto saxophonists together for a recording ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jake Fryer/Bud Shank Quintet - In Good Company (2011)

Jake Fryer/Bud Shank Quintet - In Good Company (2011)

By Pico Just prior to kickoff for the Fiesta Bowl played the other day between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Connecticut Huskies, the sad story was told about the starting UConn cornerback who was senselessly stabbed to death during the prior football season. The night before to his murder, Jasper Howard and his teammates celebrated a ...


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