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Greg Leisz

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Chicken Or Pasta

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: Chicken Or Pasta; M.A.S.; October; The Seventies; Spaghetti Western; Extraordinary Ordinary; As Long as I Have You; Ethereal.

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Spaghetti Western

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Duration: 5:24

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News: Recording

Guitarist Oscar Penas' New Album Release, 'Chicken Or Pasta' Is A Fun Listen Right Out Of The Gate

Guitarist Oscar Penas' New Album Release, 'Chicken Or Pasta' Is A Fun Listen Right Out Of The Gate

Coming on the heels of 2022’s Almadraba, his deeply evocative suite drawing on Andalusian culture and brimming with Iberian, classical, and flamenco flavors, Oscar Penas’ latest finds him returning to his jazz roots. Once again accompanied by 6-string electric bassist Moto Fukushima and drummer Richie Barshay, his regular rhythm tandem for the past 14 years, and ...

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Article: Interview

Bill Frisell Interview: The Textural Minimalist Redefines American Music

Read "Bill Frisell Interview: The Textural Minimalist Redefines American Music" reviewed by Mike Brannon


This article was first published at All About Jazz on March 2001. It's safe to say, the great American composer/improviser has a new face. Formerly more likely to have been two different people, one committed to the quiet focused existence of composition at a piano while the other roaming the stages of the world, ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide

Read "Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide" reviewed by Ian Patterson


To celebrate the publication of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer (Faber & Faber, 2022), Irish journalist Philip Watson's definitive biography of the Denver guitarist, All About Jazz presents this beginner's guide to Frisell's discography as leader. Half a dozen other albums could easily have made the list, but these selections attempt primarily to highlight the range of ...

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Tone Poem

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Peace; Ramble; Anthem; Dismal Swamp; Tone Poem; Monk's Mood; Ay Amor (Live); Lady Gabor; Peace.

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Uncommon Measures

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: North Star; All The Colors Of The World; Noble Savage; Arc Of Life; Imaginary World; Unsung Hero; Labyrinth Of Love; Rise And Shine; Our Friendship.

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Article: Interview

Dave McMurray: Blowing on the Edge of Grate-ness

Read "Dave McMurray: Blowing on the Edge of Grate-ness" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


Saxophonist Dave McMurray's discography is reflective of the musical melting pot of his hometown jny: Detroit. Dave came up playing with everyone from bluesman Albert King, pianist Geri Allen, even Kid Rock. He is most known for his decades-long association with eclectic producer, and Blue Note label President, Don Was. Through Was, ...

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Article: Hardly Strictly Jazz

Marty Sheller: The Name Behind The Sound You All Know, Part 1

Read "Marty Sheller: The Name Behind The Sound You All Know, Part 1" reviewed by Skip Heller


There are certain musicians who embody eras, even if they're not the player with their picture on the cover. In our contemporary musical climate, Greg Leisz comes to mind. Since 1991, he has popped up on hundreds of acclaimed albums, and without ever really changing his style, he has become centrifugal beyond the considerations of genre ...


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