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Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village

Label: Giant Step Arts
Released: 2022
Track listing: Falling In; Landscape With An Obelisk (Flinck); Kalispel Bay; Self Portrait (Rembrandt); Program For An Artistic Soiree (Degas).

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The Seneca Village Concerts

Read "The Seneca Village Concerts" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


For much of 2020 and 2021, the coronavirus pandemic brought a screeching halt to virtually all live music performances in this country. To combat that, some individuals in various locales arranged series of live open-air performances. One was recording engineer and photographer Jimmy Katz who curated a series of live outdoor jazz performances in New York ...

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Jason Palmer: Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village

Read "Live From Summit Rock In Seneca Village" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It must have been a feeling of great happiness and triumph in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic for musicians to actually perform for an audience. A live, in-person audience that is, not a Zoom session from a home studio. That joyous feeling is quite evident on Jason Palmer's Live From Summit Rock in Seneca Village ...

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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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Michael Thomas: due quartetti in primo piano

Read "Michael Thomas: due quartetti in primo piano" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Michael Thomas (da non confondere con Michael J. Thomas, sassofonista d'impronta smooth jazz) è tra i sassofonisti, compositori e leader più inventivi dell'ultima generazione. Residente a New York dal 2011 ha acquisito notorietà tra il pubblico più attento della metropoli per la direzione della Terraza Big Band (condivisa con Edward Perez) con cui ha inciso il ...

Album

Event Horizon

Label: Giant Step Arts
Released: 2020
Track listing: Disc One: Distance; Drift; Bass Intro; Dr. Teeth; Framework. Disc Two: Sax Intro; Chant; Underground; Drum Intro; Event Horizon; Fox and Cat.

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Michael Thomas: Event Horizon

Read "Event Horizon" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Jimmy Katz seems to really be onto something with his Giant Step Arts label. Begun in 2018, the label has established a tradition of recording live performances by modern jazz musicians given complete freedom of repertoire and personnel. That approach has produced several outstanding releases including, earlier this year, The Concert: 12 Musings For Isabella, (Giant ...

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Eric Alexander: Leap of Faith

Read "Leap of Faith" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Eric Alexander è uno dei massimi tenoristi della sua generazione. In oltre quaranta dischi da leader e un centinaio di collaborazioni, ha evidenziato piena adesione al modern mainstream, privilegiando l'esibizione in quartetti o quintetti con la tipica sezione ritmica comprendente un pianista (spesso il suo mentore Harold Mabern) o talvolta un chitarrista (Pat Martino o Peter ...

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Leap of Faith

Label: Giant Step Arts
Released: 2019
Track listing: Luquitas; Mars; Corazon Perdido; Hard Blues; Frenzy; Big Richard; Magyar; Second Impression.

Album

Trion

Label: Giant Step Arts
Released: 2019
Track listing:
CD 1:
Calodendrum; Synchronicity 1; Trope (Linda Intro); Trope; One for Honor; High School Daze; No Bebop Daddy.
CD 2:
Bedrum; Good Hope; Eagle; Relaxing at the Camarillo; Blue Heart; West Berkley St.


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