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Danny Grissett


Originally from Los Angeles, California, pianist/composer Danny Grissett is a relatively new addition to the New York jazz scene. He started playing the piano at age five, and began studying classically when he turned six. Danny continued his classical training through high school and college, earning his B.A. in Music Education in 1998, while developing a love for jazz along the way. He further explored his love for jazz in graduate school, earning his M.F.A in Jazz Performance from Cal Arts in 2000, and completing studies at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute in 2001. There he studied with jazz masters such as Barry Harris, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson, Jimmy Heath and Carl Allen. Also during this time he began to establish himself on the LA Jazz scene with the guidance of one of his mentors, drummer Billy Higgins

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Bernstein in Vienna

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Somewhere; I Feel Pretty; It’s Love; Viennese Summer; Lonely Town; Calls and Hollers; Some Other Time; Cool.

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Finesse

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Ruth; Dark Blue; Lady Bug; Designated Hitter; Falset; Before Curtis; For Curtis; Going To The Sun; Prelude For 14 Strings and Flute; Interlude; In Graz; Happy Feet; Miller Time.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Guitar Forms 2024

Read "Guitar Forms 2024" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


These are a few recent releases where guitars have a featured role. Jeanfrancois Prins Blue Note Mode GAM Records 2024 Guitarist Jeanfrancois Prins is from jny: Belgium but his music comes straight out of the American jazz tradition. He recorded this album at the legendary Rudy Van Gelder ...

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Article: Album Review

Jim Rotondi: Finesse

Read "Finesse" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Finesse is trumpeter Jim Rotondi's ninth recording as a leader but his first using a full orchestra including strings. The band and string section are from Austria, where Rotondi presently lives, performs, and teaches, and each one is quite good. As for Rotondi, besides playing superb trumpet--open or muted--he wrote every song on the album save ...

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Article: Album Review

Nikos Chatzitsakos: Tiny Big Band 2

Read "Tiny Big Band 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Cleaving to the premise that one Tiny Big Band deserves another, bassist Nikos Chatzitsakos is back with Tiny Big Band 2, the second album by his feisty nonet and a follow-up to the well-received Tiny Big Band! (self-produced), recorded in 2022. This time, Chatzitsakos uses two vocalists instead of one, rotating them on ...

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Somewhere

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2024
Duration: 07:33

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Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XII: Sketches of Miles

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Pinocchio/Milestones; Footprints; My Funny Valentine; So What; Miles Ahead Suite; Sketches of Spain Suite; Porgy and Bess Suite; All Blues.

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Article: In Pictures

Luca Santaniello Tilt Trio at Villa Ranzanici Castenedolo - Castejazz 2022

Read "Luca Santaniello Tilt Trio at Villa Ranzanici Castenedolo - Castejazz 2022" reviewed by Danilo Codazzi


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Article: In Pictures

Luca Santaniello Tilt Trio at Villa Ranzanici, Castejazz Festival 2022

Read "Luca Santaniello Tilt Trio at Villa Ranzanici, Castejazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Danilo Codazzi



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