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Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face

Read "Face No Face" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


È questa una formazione giovane e brillante, che si è fatta già apprezzare nei numerosi jazz club di Boston. La capeggia l’alto-sassofonista Jon De Lucia, che ha composto e pensato i brani di questo CD in funzione della specifica cifra artistica dei singoli musicisti. Tutti giovani ma talentuosi artisti, accumunati dall’aver conseguito un diploma musicale alla ...

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Face No Face

Label: Jonji Music
Released: 2006
Track listing: The Glass Bead Game; Emptiness; Really; Amir; The Brain Kid; Edo Komoriuta; Yugen; The Open Eye; I Wish I Knew.

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Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face

Read "Face No Face" reviewed by Matthew Miller


Whether you're into swing, hard bop, free jazz or M-Base, jazz has and always will be about emotion, interplay and spontaneity. On this debut album, saxophonist Jon De Lucia dazzles not only with his virtuosity and compositional skills, but also with his ability to convey emotion through probing, focused melodic statements and the sublime coherence of ...

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Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face

Read "Face No Face" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Having been prepared by Fred Bouchard's liner notes and other details about young saxophonist Jon De Lucia, my expectations were to anticipate the musician's leanings towards “the boundaries of jazz with his free use of Zen concepts and richly talented bandmates." All of this, plus other biographical information, tends to set up a new listener for ...

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Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face

Read "Face No Face" reviewed by John Kelman


The proliferation of university-level jazz programs has created a groundswell of young artists, ensuring that jazz remains alive and evolving. Still, the cookie-cutter approach of some programs means that only an exceptional few emerge as distinctive voices; the rest are competent but unmemorable. That, along with the sorry state of mentoring in the jazz community and ...


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