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Greg Osby

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Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a composer, bandleader, educator and recording artist for the past 35 years. Notable for his insightful and unique approach to composition and performance of original jazz music, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of improvising musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and riveting live performances. Born and reared in St. Louis, Osby began his professional music career in 1975, after three years of private studies on clarinet, flute and alto saxophone

Album

Rites of Fire

Label: KASMAVTSU Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Sage; 2. The Augurs of Spring, Dances of the Young Girls A; Infernal Dance of King Kashchei; Rite Of Spring: Introduction A; Spring Rounds; Rite Of Spring: Introduction B; Firebird: Finale; Firebird: Introduction A; Mystic Circles of the Young Girls A; Mystic Circles of the Young Girls B; The Firebird's Variation; The Augurs of Spring, Dances of the Young Girls B; The Sacrifice: Introduction; Berceuse; Ritual Of Abduction; Adoration of the Earth: Introduction A; Adoration of the Earth: Introduction B; Sacrificial Dance A; Sacrificial Dance B; 20. Introduction: The Sacrifice; The Princesses’ Khorovod; Ritual Action of the Ancestors; Spring Rounds (Infine Remix)

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Article: Album Review

Edward Simon: 25 Years

Read "25 Years" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Al pubblico del jazz non piacciono molto le compilations ma questa del pianista Edward Simon è speciale. I diciassette brani del doppio CD sono stati scelti da lui--come bilancio e riflessione personale nel 25° anno della sua attività da leader--e forniscono una variopinta retrospettiva delle sue tappe musicali. «L'idea mi è venuta l'anno scorso (2019) quando ...

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Article: Interview

Logan Richardson: To Boldly Go Where No Jazz Has Gone Before

Read "Logan Richardson:  To Boldly Go Where No Jazz Has Gone Before" reviewed by Chris May


In a 2016 interview, jny: Kansas City-born alto saxophonist Logan Richardson said: “Jazz will constantly change because there's constantly a new us, new times. There will always be a fight from the conformists--but they don't represent where the tradition is coming from." Richardson was talking not long after the release of his adventurous Blue Note album, ...

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Article: Radio

Oz Noy, Richard Hallebeek, Russell Ferrante, and much more

Read "Oz Noy, Richard Hallebeek, Russell Ferrante, and much more" reviewed by Len Davis


Focus on guitar with Jeremy Green, Oz Noy, Richard Hallebeek. Playlist Jeremy Green “Big shoes" from Standing 8 (Self Produced) 00:00 Jeremy Green “The Land Of Oz" from Standing 8 (Self Produced) 06:33 Oz Noy “Bemsha Swing" from Snapdragon (Abstract Logix) 12:41 Richard Hallebeek “Moonphases" from Bumerang (Self Produced) 19:07 Terje Rypdal “What Was ...

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Article: Radio

[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Companion Mixtape

Read "[Long] Live (at) the Jazz Standard! - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


There was so much great music recorded live at the Jazz Standard, that we could not possibly squeeze it all in our weekly radio show, so here's a bonus mixtape with another couple of hours of great memories from the celebrated venue, as part of our commemoration series. [Check out Part 1 and Part 2]

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Article: Jazz Journal

Fall 2020

Read "Fall 2020" reviewed by Doug Collette


Jazz Journal is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent releases of note, spotlighting titles that might otherwise go unnoticed or that deserve special attention. The Claire Daly Band RAH! RAH! Ride Symbol 2020 To credibly conceive and execute homage to the late Rahsaan Roland Kirk ...

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Article: Radio

Hanksgiving - A Tribute to Hank Mobley, Part 1

Read "Hanksgiving - A Tribute to Hank Mobley, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


For our seasonal Hanksgiving show, this year we pay tribute to Hank Mobley, both as a saxophonist and a composer, by playing music from his albums, which are a cornerstone of the Blue Note sound and catalogue, and renditions of his music by musicians that came after him. There's so much to love in Mobley's repertoire. ...

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Article: Album Review

Tineke Postma: Freya

Read "Freya" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Following the co-led outing with Greg Osby that was Sonic Halo (Challenge Records, 2014), Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma took a step back from her solo career to raise a family. In the intervening years there were two trio albums with Nathalie Loriers, but Freya— Postma's debut on Edition Records—marks her comeback as a leader. Inspiration comes ...

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Article: Radio

Michael Formanek Live plus new and forthcoming releases

Read "Michael Formanek Live plus new and forthcoming releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


In this edition of the show there are lots of new and forthcoming releases including music from the Orbit577, Edition Records and ears&eyes labels. I am also continuing my exploration of the back catalogue of Italian saxophonist Felice Clemente. The main focus of the show is new work from impressive guitarist Dan Pitt, and, a fascinating ...


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