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Alex Sipiagin

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Alex Sipiagin was born on June 11, 1967 in Yaroslavl, Russia, a provincial city 150 miles from Moscow known for being home to one of Russia’s most famous opera singers, Leonid Sobinov, also Alex’s great-grand uncle. At 12 years of age, he began playing in a children's orchestra, studying under the great symphonic trumpeter and teacher, Mikhael Tsamaiev, his first inspiration. It was shortly after entering a local musical college at age 15 that Sipiagin was introduced to and inspired by what few and rare taped recordings were available in Russia of bebop and other jazz music. He knew he had to go to Moscow for a chance to learn more, and at 16 auditioned for the Moscow Music Institute, where he beat out 50 other students to get in

Article: Album Review

Francesco Zampini: Unknown Path

Read "Unknown Path" reviewed by Luigi Sforza


Per questo secondo disco da leader, il giovane chitarrista e compositore fiorentino Francesco Zampini (classe 1993) guida un vigoroso quintetto che comprende un'infuocata, solida e muscolosa sezione ritmica (Michelangelo Scandroglio al contrabbasso e Bernardo Guerra alla batteria), un vulcanico e possente pianista, l'iberico Xavi Torres, e il russo Alex Sipiagin, che alla tromba incanta per il ...

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Article: Interview

Gabriel Vicéns: A Growing Voice In Jazz

Read "Gabriel Vicéns: A Growing Voice In Jazz" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Guitarist Gabriel Vicéns from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, has only been on the New York City scene for about five years. But his rich tone and engaging style have gained him a reputation—still growing—as a remarkable voice and an artist with something valid to say. He's not a guitar shredder, though he has plenty of ...

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Unknown Path

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Dream Team; Last Hope; Mr.X; Cyclic Episode; Turnout; Song for Alba; Whitspers; View from DH.

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Moment of Clarity

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Heartland; Shapeshifter; Song for Everyone; Mary Oliver; Peekaboo; Moment of Clarity; Showdown.

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Music Unites

Label: ZETA RECORDS
Released: 2020

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Hypersphere

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2020
Track listing: Kakistocracy; Boulder Snowfall; Gina; Hypersphere; Incandescent; Quantum Entanglement; Tales of Mendacity; Orison.

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The Latin Side of Horace Silver

Label: Savant Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Nica’s Dream; Song for My Father; The Gods of the Yoruba; Peace; The Cape Verdean Blues; Filthy McNasty; Silver’s Serenade; Nutville.

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Article: Album Review

Conrad Herwig: The Latin Side of Horace Silver

Read "The Latin Side of Horace Silver" reviewed by Jack Bowers


New York-based trombonist Conrad Herwig began exploring the “Latin side" of various jazz musicians in 1996, with The Latin Side of John Coltrane, which earned him the first of four Latin Grammy Award nominations. Since then, Herwig has done the same for Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and, now, pianist Horace Silver. The ...

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Article: Radio

The Pat Metheny Songbook - A New Jazz Canon, Part 2

Read "The Pat Metheny Songbook - A New Jazz Canon, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This is the second part of our celebration of Pat Metheny's 66th birthday through an exploration of the best renditions of his work by other musicians. Metheny's signature compositional style inspired countless colleagues, even before he had released his first album. It's no surprise that more than four decades later, the renditions of his work can ...


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