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Article: Multiple Reviews

Jason Palmer's Hat-Trick At Giant Step Arts

Read "Jason Palmer's Hat-Trick At Giant Step Arts" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Were this a different century, trumpet virtuoso Jason Palmer might have a bigger name--maybe even grace magazine covers beyond the few jazz-focused publications of our times. The North Carolina-born post-bop marvel dresses smart, not in the Superdry-sweater, beanie hat, recyclable coffee mug New York-style one might encounter in the next neighborhood café, but in the last ...

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Article: Album Review

Nick Maclean: Can You Hear Me?

Read "Can You Hear Me?" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Nick Maclean plays in his comfort zones with his ensemble work in the funkified electric jazz group Snaggle, and in his New York City-style, Herbie Hancock-influenced modern jazz group, the Nick Maclean Quartet. But the solo format—at least in the recording studio—is new territory to him. Undaunted by the prospect, he offers up a double ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

We Got the Skilz to Play the Billz

Read "We Got the Skilz to Play the Billz" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


William, oh William, it was really nothing—but an all—Bill all the time podcast! At Mike's suggestion, this round's musicians are all named Bill. Heck, half of them are white guys named Bill Evans who gigged with Miles Davis. How's that for homogeneity? Don't fret—the other Bills at this party bring heavy-gauge avant credentials to balance things ...

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Article: Album Review

Wes Montgomery: In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording

Read "In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Zev Feldman has called Resonance Records, “The house Bill Evans and Wes Montgomery built." That may be hyperbolic, but the label has liberated from obscurity many previously unreleased or rarely heard performances by the two artists. Regarding Montgomery, Resonance has released four Montgomery recordings to date: Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance, 2012); In The Beginning (Resonance, ...

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Article: Live Review

"A Love Supreme" with Ravi Coltrane

Read ""A Love Supreme" with Ravi Coltrane" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


A Love Supreme: John Coltrane Celebration SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA September 23, 2017 “It's one of his great, great records... The music and creative expression that came from John, it's overwhelming--you know, to think of what he was able to achieve with this brass tube with buttons on it." ...

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Article: Album Review

Greg Reitan: Daybreak

Read "Daybreak" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Greg Reitan has, since 1995, carved out a career as an award-winning composer for television and film. It wasn't until 2009, however, that the Los Angeles-based pianist released his first jazz CD, one of the top piano trio recordings of the year, Some Other Time (Sunnyside Records). Reitan followed up this excellent debut with another top-level ...

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Article: Live Review

Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011

Read "Thailand International Jazz Conference, January 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Thailand International Jazz Conference Mahidol University School of Music Bangkok, Thailand January 28-30, 2011It's almost impossible to go anywhere in Thailand without hearing music at all hours: people sing for their own enjoyment as they go about their daily business, displaying a lack of inhibition generally absent in ...

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Article: Album Review

Roberta Piket: Sides, Colors

Read "Sides, Colors" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Back in earlier days, when the vinyl, 33 RPM long playing record was the way to listen to music, Roberta Piket's Sides, Colors would have been released as a double disc, with its generous seventy-six minutes of music and two distinctly different moods. After her beautiful piano trio outing, Love and Beauty (Thirteenth Note Records, 2007), ...


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