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Brightside

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Duration: 04:42

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Sizeable Outfits, Enviable Outcomes: Large Ensembles In Pursuit Of Excellence

Read "Sizeable Outfits, Enviable Outcomes: Large Ensembles In Pursuit Of Excellence" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Perhaps nothing better symbolizes dogged persistence than the proliferation of large ensembles in every corner of the jazz world. To take on this kind of work can and should be considered injudicious for the rationally-minded, as the investments--time-wise, organizationally, financially, mentally--are beyond compare. But just because the dollars and sense don't add up doesn't mean it's ...

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Love is a Temporary Madness

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Spaccanapoli; Dance of the Zinfandels; Woody's Lament; Saint Lazare; Love Is a Temporary Madness; Scar for Charlie; Rebrahmanization.

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Sleepy Town

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Brightside; J.M.; Sleepy Town; Rover; Moon; Eighties; Early Life.

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Article: Album Review

Vanessa Perica: Love is a Temporary Madness

Read "Love is a Temporary Madness" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Even as the year 2020 has slid ignobly into the dustbin of history, music-lovers have been buoyed by a number of encouraging signs that the future of big-band jazz is in capable hands. While splendid recordings by old hands Mike Barone, Steve Spiegl, Mark Masters and Maria Schneider have helped keep the flame burning brightly, their ...

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Jamie Pregnell: Sleepy Town

Read "Sleepy Town" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Australian jazz guitarist Jamie Pregnell leads a quartet through a program of original compositions. Joined by tenor saxophonist Julien Wilson, bassist Sam Anning and drummer Ben Vanderwal, Pregnell kicks the album off with the gentle loping swing of “Brightside." The title tune is a lovely ballad—introspective, maybe, but certainly not sleepy. It inspires lyrical solos from ...

Article: Album Review

Vanessa Perica Orchestra: Love is a Temporary Madness

Read "Love is a Temporary Madness" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Da Melbourne ci giunge quest'impressionante debutto orchestrale di Vanessa Perica, bandleader e compositrice che guida una formazione con i migliori jazzmen australiani di nuova generazione. Anche se geograficamente distante dal nostro emisfero, il jazz prodotto in Australia e Nuova Zelanda ha sempre mantenuto connessioni con le tendenze e le espressioni nate negli Stati ...


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