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Greg Ruggiero

Residing in New York City since 2004, Greg Ruggiero’s love for the jazz tradition has led him to perform and learn from some of the great jazz masters from the 1950’s, 60’s ,and 70’s still playing in New York. Ruggiero has stylistically run the gambit in the idiom of jazz music, from complex original compositions to the American songbook and Swing. Currently Ruggiero performs regularly in The Michael Kanan Trio and with his own trio featuring the legendary rhythm section of Steve Little on drums and Murray Wall on bass. Greg can be seen nearly every night performing as a sideman or leader around the city

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Jon De Lucia: As The River Sings

Read "As The River Sings" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrato nel luglio del 2014 esce per la Fresh Sound New Talent questo lavoro del multistrumentista Jon De Lucia, nato nel Massachusetts ma residente a New York, autore di tutte le composizioni e alla testa di un quartetto nel quale, oltre alla ritmica classica, trova posto la chitarra di Greg Ruggiero. La cifra del ...

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Matthew Silberman: Questionable Creatures

Read "Questionable Creatures" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The concept of straight-line status quo and normalcy powers plenty of artists along their journey of creation, but saxophonist/composer Matthew Silberman prefers the not-so-normal. The Salvador Dali-esque artwork that accompanies his album, and the population of questionable musical creatures that inhabit his world, are easy-to-read signs that point to a surrealist streak in Silberman's work. But, ...

Balance

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Answer; This Life; A Losing Battle; Balance; The Way Out West; Ethereal; Paper Cranes; My Better Half.

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Greg Ruggiero: Balance

Read "Balance" reviewed by Farrell Lowe

With Balance, guitarist Greg Ruggiero makes it clear that he is an artist with something to say, both through his instrument and his writing. This is not to imply that the music is a template for showy pyrotechnics, but rather a display of subtle technique and thoughtful composition. His pieces have the dynamic feel and grace ...

Balance

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Answer; 02. This Life, 03. A Losing Battle; 04. Balance; 05. The Way out West; 06. Ethereal; 07. Paper Cranes; 08. My Better Half. Tutte le composizioni sono di Greg Ruggiero.

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Greg Ruggiero: Balance

Read "Balance" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

L’inizio è deludente, perché “Answer“, il primo brano di Balance, è un concentrato di luoghi comuni del credo jazzistico. Se i nuovi talenti, come recita l’etichetta catalana, si limitano a replicare linguaggi, atmosfere, architetture, sonorità che hanno già vissuto il loro periodo d’oro, c’è poco da essere allegri sul futuro della musica improvvisata. Poi, fortunatamente, qualcosa ...


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