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Article: Album Review

Albert Vila: Reality Is Nuance

Read "Reality Is Nuance" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Notwithstanding a sojourn at the Manhattan School of Music, Albert Vila is better known in European jazz circles than in the U.S.A.. A native of jny:Barcelona, Vila does his touring in Europe but the appeal of his playing is much broader. If there ever was a jazz guitarist “deserving of wider recognition" in US circles, it ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Gordon Grdina, John Surman, Moppa Elliott , And More

Read "New Releases From Gordon Grdina, John Surman, Moppa Elliott , And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On the show we feature two tracks from the new album from John Surman . There are also dual releases from Moppa Elliott and Gordon Grdina. Other featured albums are from Diego Rivera, Albert Vila, Tim Berne's Sunny Five, Ada Rovatti, Cliff Korman, Guillaume Gargaud and Eero Savela, Mary Halvorson, and Brian Dickinson.Playlist Show ...

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Article: Album Review

Albert Vila: Reality Is Nuance

Read "Reality Is Nuance" reviewed by La-Faithia White


Reality Is Nuance features nine tracks from jazz guitarist Albert Vila and his trio. The trio is completed by bassist Doug Weiss, who has performed with jazz legends such as singers Joe Williams and Lizz Wright, and drummer Rudy Royston, who has performed with the late great Les McCann, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and The Mingus Big ...

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Article: Year in Review

Mark Sullivan's Favorite Albums Of 2023

Read "Mark Sullivan's Favorite Albums Of 2023" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


2023 was a very good year for creative music recordings of all sorts. My list includes eclectic music with no specific genre identifier; contemporary jazz; Latin jazz; and reissues of classic jazz and fusion. It would have been easy to create a list three or four times longer. Mata AtlanticaRetiro e Ritmo

Album

Reality Is Nuance

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Hope, Blue, Northern Flower, Healing, The Loner, 215, 216, Ancient Kingdom, April.

Album

Levity

Label: Hypnote Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Eleanor Rigby; A Felicidad; Hijo De La Luna; Lullaby Of Birdland; Redemption Song; Everything Happens To Me; River Man; Levity.

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Article: Album Review

Albert Vila: Levity

Read "Levity" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Spanish jazz guitarist Albert Vila has been around. His biography includes studies in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Manhattan and Brussels. His discography has quintet, quartet, trio and duet dates. So, this solo album represents a significant departure. The approach was conceived during the heaviest time of the pandemic, making it one of many documents created during those times ...

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Article: Album Review

Albert Vila: Levity

Read "Levity" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Levity in these times usually refers to a state of humorousness or lightness of manner. From the liner notes of guitarist Albert Vila's Levity, however, we read that levity was originally thought to be a physical force, like gravity, but pulling in the opposite direction. But consider a word grown from the same root ...

Album

Almost Alone Vol 1

Label: Samo Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Miss Sarcasm; Nightmare; Crooswijk; Awkwardly Placed; Coalition of the Mistaken; Looking Back; Seagulls in Maine; Seven Cats; Not Too Late, Not Too Soon; Monked; Northern Wind.


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