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Larry Grenadier

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As one of contemporary jazz’s most respected and accomplished bassists, Larry Grenadier has built an expansive body of work that encompasses a variety of significant projects with many of the genre’s most inventive and influential musicians. Over the course of a performing and recording career that spans three decades, he’s earned a far-reaching reputation, for his instrumental talent, for his instantly recognizable tone, and for the sensitivity, imagination and creative curiosity that have established him as an in-demand sideman and valued collaborator. Grenadier’s trademark upright bass work has been a longstanding fixture in the bands of pianist Brad Mehldau and guitarist Pat Metheny, and has graced albums by a broad array of prestigious artists, including Paul Motian, Charles Lloyd, Enrico Rava, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel

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One Step East

Label: Jz Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Someday My Prince Will Come; One Step East; Somewhere; Jealous Guy; Prelude XIX; The Lost Season; Oriental Interlude; Ballade; Waltz in Waltz; Ballade 2; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat.

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Article: Album Review

Yaniv Taubenhouse: Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads

Read "Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads represents the third trip around the sun for Yaniv Taubenhouse's piano trio, featuring Rick Rosato and Jerad Lippi. It's also the group's most refined offering to date. Borrowing from the bold and confident spirit of Moments in Trio Volume One (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2015) and reabsorbing the nimble interplay ...

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Article: Album Review

A Bu Trio with Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland: One Step East

Read "One Step East" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Pianist/composer A Bu, whose given name is Dai Liang, has outgrown the “child prodigy" tag but not the attributes. A student at Central Conservatory in Beijing, and later at Juilliard, he was influenced by a meaningful meeting with Chick Corea at the age of thirteen. Corea performed in Shanghai, where he invited A Bu onto the ...

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Tenor Titans - Mark Turner Now

Read "Tenor Titans - Mark Turner Now" reviewed by Russell Perry


Tenor player Mark Turner is one of the few prominent players who identify tenor player Warne Marsh as an influence. Marsh was a student of pianist/composer Lennie Tristano, whose compositional influence can also be heard in Turner's work. Over the past 25 years, Turner has released a relatively small set of discs as a leader, with ...

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Warna

Label: Verve Music Group
Released: 2020
Track listing: Warna; Mosaic (Of Beauty); Lonely Streets; Downtime; Affirmation I; Inner Urge; We Here; Tis Our Prayer; Fragile; Our Story; Affirmation III; The Light.

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25 Years

Label: Ridgeway Records
Released: 2020
Track listing:
CD 1:
Erika; Alma Llanera; Govinda; Fiestas; Simplicity; Pathless Path; Pere; Impossible Question.
CD 2:
What If?; Aguantando; Caballo Viejo; Barinas; Uninvited Thoughts; Navigator; Gracias A La Vida; Venezuela Unida; Triumphs.

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Onramp Of Heaven Dreams

Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Realize; Light Size Dreams; Early In The Morning; Highway Dreams; A Day With You; Oblique Song; Resurrection Now; A Place Inside; Break Light; So Long Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Take Five with Denin Koch

Read "Take Five with Denin Koch" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Denin Koch Hailed as possessing “pristine playing, meticulous composing" and “a very personal voice deserving of attention," guitarist and composer Denin Koch has synthesized his wide and varied influences into a unique approach to jazz improvisation. He has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Daniels, Ryan Keberle, and ...

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Article: Album Review

A Bu: Live At Beijing Poly Theater

Read "Live At Beijing Poly Theater" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Beijing's Poly Theater has held over three-thousand international artistic events since its opening in 1991. The prestigious fifteen-hundred seat cultural hub was the site of a 2018 solo piano concert by Dai Liang (aka, A Bu), possibly the best unknown pianist in music. A prodigy who began playing at four, the pianist was discovered in 2012 ...


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