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Jim Hall, born in Buffalo, and educated at the Cleveland Institute of Music, moved to Los Angeles where he began to attract national, and then international, attention in the late 1950s. By 1960 Jim had arrived in New York to work with Sonny Rollins and Art Farmer, among others. His live and recorded collaborations with Bill Evans, Paul Desmond, and Ron Carter, are legendary. Not only is Jim Hall one of the jazz world's favorite guitarists, but he has also earned critical acclaim for his skills as a composer and arranger. The first formal recognition came in 1997, when Jim won the New York Jazz Critics Circle Award for Best Jazz Composer/Arranger

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Undercurrent

Label: WaxTime In Color
Released: 2022
Track listing: My Funny Valentine; I Hear A Rhapsody; Dream Gypsy; Stairway To The Stars; Romain; Skating In Central Park; Darn That Dream; I'm Getting Sentimental Over You;

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer

Read "Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer Philip Watson 548 Pagine ISBN: 978-0-571036166-3 Faber 2022 Per la biografia di uno dei più importanti artisti degli ultimi 50 anni serviva un autore fuori dal coro e Philip Watson lo è di sicuro. Noto per la sua attività di giornalista (Esquire, Telegraph, Guardian, Sunday ...

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Sonny Rollins: Ten Colossal Albums

Read "Sonny Rollins: Ten Colossal Albums" reviewed by Chris May


The history of modern jazz is a short one, but even so there are few musicians whose careers began in the bop era and who are still with us in 2022. Drummer Roy Haynes is one. Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins is another. Both players recorded with trumpeter Fats Navarro and pianist Bud Powell in 1949.

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer

Read "Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer Philip Watson 560 Pages ISBN: 978-0571361663 Faber & Faber 2022 The great guitar anti-hero Bill Frisell has dreamt of perfect music—an otherworldly blend of unimaginably beautiful sounds. It may be a just a dream, but that hasn't stopped the Denver-raised musician from constantly searching, for ...

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Alexander Brott: The Aesthetic Attitude

Read "The Aesthetic Attitude" reviewed by Jack Bowers


For guitarist Alexander Brott, the coronavirus pandemic that arrived in 2020 and led to the closing of most indoor venues, jazz and otherwise, was not all bad. With gigs almost non-existent, it gave the Swedish-born, Canadian-based and former New York City mainstay a chance to kick back, relax and start writing. He did so from his ...

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James Kitchman: First Quartet

Read "First Quartet" reviewed by Chris May


In the pen portrait of London-based guitarist James Kitchman which is included on the website of his record label, Ubuntu Music, Kitchman singles out the five jazz musicians who have most inspired his playing. Four of them are saxophonists John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins and guitarists John Scofield and Bill Frisell--titans all, frequently cited as influences ...

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Samo Salamon: un mondo di variegate esplorazioni

Read "Samo Salamon: un mondo di variegate esplorazioni" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


In neanche vent'anni d'attività professionale, il chitarrista sloveno ha maturato un ampio e diversificato ventaglio di esperienze, che si riflettono in una nutrita discografia. Ha pubblicato 35 album con etichette quali la Clean Feed, Fresh Sound, Not Two, Spasch, Steeplechase [clicca qui per leggere la recensione dei suoi ultimi 12 album] in organici comprendenti molti protagonisti ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings, 1946-1970

Read "Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings, 1946-1970" reviewed by Peter Rubie


They called it the Cool School, but what's in a name? In this case, quite a lot as it happens. The Cool School included musicians like Chet Baker, John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet, and Dave Brubeck. Under the guidance of arranger and composer Gil Evans, it established itself in an unquestionable way ...

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Bill Stewart: Ain't No Funk In Iowa

Read "Bill Stewart: Ain't No Funk In Iowa" reviewed by Mike Brannon


This article was first published at All About Jazz in May 2002. Upon joining The John Scofield group in the mid '80s it seemed like drummer Bill Stewart just appeared out of nowhere. Of course, Scofield and Stewart did a number of tours and studio dates together while word got around about Stewart's unique ...


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