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Andrew Cheshire

Andrew Cheshire is one of a (regretfully) not-so-endangered species: the undervalued contemporary jazz musician. His music defies easy categorization; while he's performed and/or recorded with top-flight bebop musicians like Marvin "Smitty" Smith and Kenny Barron, he's also comfortable playing in free contexts with such uncompromising avant-gardists as drummer Jay Rosen and Cecil Taylor-sideman Dominic Duval. Cheshire's long, lissome improvised melodies float in and out of time, yet he's possessed with a firm, aggressive touch and profound sense of swing that serves him well in any context. Cheshire is not a "lick" or pattern-based player so much as he is an inventive and spontaneous melodicist

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The Four Ages Of Bob

Label: Joule Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Bob Attends A Love-In, Bob Takes A Bad Trip, Bob Discovers Scientology, Bob Buys A Pet Rock, Bob Meets A Beautiful Girl, Bob Joins A Garage Band, Bob Encounters A Moment Of Truth, Bob Enters The Land Of Lum.

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Pavane Pour Une Infante Difunte

Label: Joule Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Pavane Pour Une Infante Difunte, Masqualero, Ju Ju, Footprints, Green Dolphin Street, The Sorcerer, Paraphenalia, The Theme.

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Andrew Cheshire: The Four Ages of Bob

Read "The Four Ages of Bob" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


The Four Ages of Bob , the tenth release by guitarist Andrew Cheshire, continues on the path of his previous recordings with inventive, stylized, and captivating music. The cover art and liner notes (also produced by Cheshire) elaborate on a fictional character named Bob whose life has been filled with change. From concept to composition, the ...

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Andrew Cheshire: The Four Ages Of Bob

Read "The Four Ages Of Bob" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Andrew Cheshire's last album, Pavane Pour Une Infante Difunte , was one of the finest guitar trio CDs of the past twelve months. With The Four Ages Of Bob , Cheshire has expanded the trio into a quintet and recorded another outstanding record. This time the Philadelphia-based guitarist chronicles the progress of Bob, a sort of ...

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Andrew Cheshire: Pavane Pour Une Infante Difunte

Read "Pavane Pour Une Infante Difunte" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Guitarist Andrew Cheshire isn't well-known, even within the jazz community, but he ought to be. On Pavane Pour Une Infante Difunte, his eighth CD on his Joule label, he reveals himself to be a thoughtful, always interesting, and at times inspired improviser. This CD is the product of Cheshire's working trio, a tight, fluid group that ...

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Morning Song

Label: Joule Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Jinrikisha; Someday My Prince Will Come; Sid

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Faces

Label: Joule Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. Faces 2. Dream 3. Generic Clouds 4. Recordame 5. Solar 6. Line of Sight 7. Silent Trees Falling 8. Thunder and Rain 9. Just Friends 10. Autumn Leaves

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Andrew Cheshire: Morning Song

Read "Morning Song" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Andrew Cheshire is an excellent Philadelphia (area)-based jazz guitarist who has been releasing music on his Joule Records label since 1996. Of note is the superb Water Street Revival, accumulated over several recording sessions, and an introspective solo guitar project, Guitar Noir. Mr. Cheshire arrives today with a guitar-organ offering that is as much original as ...

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Andrew Cheshire: Faces

Read "Faces" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Chances are you probably haven’t heard of guitarist Andrew Cheshire. But as with the majority of jazz musicians, popularity is not synonymous with talent. Mr. Cheshire is a self-taught and self produced artist, and his latest release, simply titled Faces, is a collection of selected works from 1991 to 2001. This is Cheshire’s seventh recording on ...


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