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Bobby Selvaggio

Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today's jazz scene. In the words of pianist Kenny Werner, “Bobby is among the best of players out there,” and legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano praises Bobby by calling him “one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus, and sound.” Bobby, who grew up in the Cleveland area, earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Kent State University. He eventually moved to New York City and earned a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music

Quantum Man

Label: Dot Time Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Vanishing Thoughts; Quantum Man; Fading Rose (in three movements); House on a Hill; Proteanism; Love Within; Up is Down

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark Corroto's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Mark Corroto's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Mark Corroto

And what a year it was. With all hurricanes, raging fires, and end-of-the-world politics, we were fortunate to have the magical salve that is music. Complied here are my favorite releases of this past year. I tried to pare down a long list of 50 to 10, but it was impossible. The music you see below ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Five

Read "Chapter Five" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Chapter Five is the fifth recording by Paul Tynan / Aaron Lington's Bicoastal Collective, which derives its name from the fact that trumpeter Tynan lives in Nova Scotia, saxophonist Lington in San Jose, CA. What sets this CD apart from the others is that the Collective has morphed from a smaller version to a full-fledged eighteen- ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bobby Selvaggio: Quantum Man

Read "Quantum Man" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

For lack of a better description, the latest project by Cleveland-based musician Bobby Selvaggio is a melding of textures between the saxophonist's jazz quartet and a string quintet consisting of two violins, two violas, and cello. It's a heady assignment that many have tried over the years. In fact, there have been more failures in this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Russo: New Affirmation

Read "New Affirmation" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Living in our current age of technology, it is relatively easy and inexpensive for a musician to record a set of music and put it out for the masses. The ease in such an endeavor also makes it somewhat of a double-edged sword. Just because something is possible doesn't always mean it should be done. As ...

Short Stories

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Eye of Jupiter; Song for Rebecca; Price of Being (Intro); Price of Being; Rubber Monkeys; Boulevard at Capucines in Paris; Ceprano Man; Blues for J; Summers End.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bobby Selvaggio: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Like the Japanese calligraphy art know as ensō, the condensed and succinct introduction alto saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio delivers on the track “Price Of Being (Intro)" is a disciplined stroke, delivered with an ease and elegance that belies the character and control required for such a statement. He works his instrument through this exercise with such command ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Introducing Nir Felder

Read "Introducing Nir Felder" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La recente uscita di Golden Age, debutto da leader di Nir Felder (Okeh 2014), conferma i positivi riconoscimenti che il chitarrista ottiene sulla scena musicale di New York. A partire da maestri come Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington o Jack DeJohnette, molti jazzmen l'hanno coinvolto nei loro organici, facendolo conoscere oltre la cerchia del suo pubblico ...

Way Of Being

Label: Arabesque Jazz
Released: 2013
Track listing: Shake; Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic; Zombie Apocalypse; Modern People; Higher Ground; Flow; Revolution; Kwanza Muwanga; Sonic Fence; Dance Of The Tail Chasing Cats.


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