Results for "Challenge Records"
Label: Double Moon / Challenge Records International
Track listing: Nostalgia; Enta Omri; Awakening; Beauty In Chaos; Ay Isiginda; Krummavisur; Free.
By Dave Brubeck
Label: The Lost Recordings
Track listing: Two Part Contention; Someday My Prince Will Come; These Foolish Things; One Moment Worth Years; For All We Know; Watusi Drums; The Wright Groove; The Duke; Take The A Train.
by Neil Duggan
Classically trained pianist and composer Alexandra Ivanova discovered her passion for jazz in her teens, and was mentored by Lebanese-American jazz pianist, Tarek Yamani. Perhaps as a result of having lived on three continents and speaking six languages fluently, she has experienced a range of cultural influences, giving her an unorthodox approach to her compositions. Those ...
by Chris May
Chet Remembered is the second disc the pianist Enrico Pieranunzi has recorded with a big band in as many years. Both are what used to be called concept albums." 2022's offering, Blues & Bach (Challenge), was made with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, and celebrated the compositions of John Lewis, mainly those Lewis recorded with the Modern ...
by Chris May
For some people, the Dave Brubeck Quartet's catalogue starts with 1959's Time Out (Columbia) and ends with Time Further Out (Columbia) two years later. Verily, they know not what they are missing. The band was burning from 1951, when Brubeck and alto saxophonist Paul Desmond founded it, until 1967 and the breakup of the classic" lineup. ...
by Neri Pollastri
Disco tanto sorprendente, quanto interessante, questo Three Seconds | Kolme Toista è la narrazione musicale di un vero e proprio viaggio interiore fatto dal suo autore, il chitarrista Jussi Reijonen. Nato a Rovaniemi, nel nord della Finlandia, Reijonen è però cresciuto prima ad Amman (Giordania), poi a Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Muscat (Oman) e ...
by Chris May
If the work of any jazz composer lends itself to elegant reframing, as opposed to crass sweetening, by a chamber orchestra, it is that of John Lewis, co-founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Lewis' ambition, most often metaphorically realised but sometimes literally so, was to achieve a synthesis of blues and Bach. His blends were mostly ...
by Jerome Wilson
The concept of a jazz group backed by a string ensemble is nothing new. However, this set from the pan-European Gilles Grethen quartet is a particularly lovely example of the combination. Guitarist Grethen, from Luxembourg, leads a group which features trumpet, bass, and drums, and is accompanied on this album by an eleven-piece string ...