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Bobby Kapp

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Few men have the musical experience, ability, and most importantly, intellectual perspective possessed by the jazz musician Bobby Kapp. In combination with a natural rhythmic sense, he is a force to be reckoned with as a vocalist and lyricist. He has been called a romantic, a Jazz Ambassador, an expatriate, and most importantly, a master musician; and to finish his most recent projects Themes 4 Transmutation and Cilla Sin Embargo, Bobby had to be all of these at once. His journey to becoming a man capable of wearing so many hats began in New Jersey, as a child who liked to sing. Singing came before anything else

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Instrumental Duos

Read "Instrumental Duos" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The early days of jazz were not always harmonious. Converted dance orchestras often sounded like unbalanced acoustic junkyards; a single violin, cornet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, drums, banjo, and piano, all fighting for attention. The piano was meant to be the glue holding the shrill and boisterous elements together. In 1921 a prodigy pianist named Zez Confrey ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kelso, Ricciardi & Lussu, and University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra

Read "Kelso, Ricciardi & Lussu, and University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Three new albums dominate the show.... Mark Kelso is an award-winning Jazz drummer who has worked with artists such as Donny McCaslin, Pat Metheny, Holly Cole, Gino Vannelli and numerous others. Playing in every genre from Jazz to Pop to Latin to Orchestral, Mark has been able to finesse his technique as a drummer ...

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Article: Album Review

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Bobby Kapp: Ineffable Joy

Read "Ineffable Joy" reviewed by John Sharpe


It can be hard not to reach for words like 'transcendent' when listening to Brazilian saxophonist Ivo Perelman. He balances his love of the upper registers with an unsentimental lyricism which is difficult to resist. For his ESP debut, Perelman reconvenes the trusted line-up from Heptagon (Leo, 2017) of long-standing associate pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist William ...

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Article: Album Review

Ivo Perelman: Strings 1

Read "Strings 1" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Try to keep up sports fans, Ivo Perelman has switched directions once again. It's not that he has quit music to become a soccer star. The tenor saxophonist has more recently taken a dive into string quartets, recording a dozen or so sessions with bowing, plucking, and pizzicato-minded musicians. Strings 1 is the introduction. If this ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Ivo Perelman Makes It Rain

Read "Ivo Perelman Makes It Rain" reviewed by Mark Corroto


If music was sports, then Ivo Perelman would be baseball and most other musicians football. Where football's regular season is 16 games, baseball plays 162. Likewise, most musicians release one album every year or two, but Perelman has averaged seven titles per year for the last seven years. His 2017 Leo Records output is thirteen (fourteen, ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Voll. 1-7

Read "The Art of Perelman-Shipp: Voll. 1-7" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Nella copiosa opera di documentazione dell'etichetta Leo Records dedicata al lavoro del sassofonista di origine brasiliana Ivo Perelman, incontriamo questo nuovo capitolo di sette CD, incentrato sul frequente lavoro con il pianista Matthew Shipp. The Art of Perelman-Shipp si aggiunge a una serie di pubblicazioni che vedono coinvolti i due musicisti, iniziate nel 1996, quando uscì ...


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