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Stan Kenton and His Orchestra: In a Lighter Vein

Read "In a Lighter Vein" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Stan Kenton was a man of many moods, as was his intrepid and popular orchestra, which endured until his passing in August 1979 and whose renown is kept alive even today by the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra. Kenton dons his carefree hat on In a Lighter Vein, an assortment of straight-ahead themes from the orchestra's jazz ...

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Jay Leonhart: Joy

Read "Joy" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Quando c'è una relazione padre/figlio tra due artisti, si usa in genere la figura del genitore per presentare il figlio. Per il giovane pubblico del jazz è invece opportuno fare il contrario, dicendo che l'ottantenne bassista leader di questo trio è il padre di Michael, trombettista e orchestratore acclamato per gli album The Painted Lady Suite ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Hero Trio

Read "Hero Trio" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa previously espoused his love of Charlie Parker on his album Bird Calls (ACT, 2015). Here he expands on that to pay tribute to, not only Parker, but other influences such as Ornette Coleman, Johnny Cash, and Keith Jarrett. Mahanthappa leads a freewheeling trio, with Francois Moutin on bass and Rudy ...

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Michael Cox: Compassion

Read "Compassion" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Compassion by saxophonist Michael Cox evokes thoughts of sausages. Specifically, how they're made and for what purpose. Think about it, have you ever had an unforgettable hot dog? No. Even if you ate one at the World Series, you could never call it memorable. That wasn't its objective. So, let's talk of cured meats. The luxury ...

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Article: My Favourite Things

Dan Tepfer

Read "Dan Tepfer" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica Sempre alla ricerca. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me L'ascolto. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice Quando mi posso sedere tranquillo e sentire il suono allo stato puro. Come musicista, ...

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To Be Continued (Carol Liebowitz, Claire de Brunner, Daniel Carter, and Kevin Norton): Poetry from the Future

Read "Poetry from the Future" reviewed by Roger Farbey


This leaderless improvising quartet utilises some unusual instruments on their recording. Bassoon is rarely heard outside of classical music and Claire de Brunner is an excellent exponent of the instrument. She studied jazz improvisation with Lee Konitz. She also studied with pianist Connie Crothers as did Carol Liebowitz, whose restrained yet vital contributions are nearly as ...

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Samo Salamon: 2Alto

Read "2Alto" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


2014 has already been a productive year for Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon. Earlier this year, Salamon released the ambitious Orchestrology where he recorded with strings and now comes an album with focus on the sound of alto saxophones. 2Alto finds the guitarist in the familiar company of drummer Roberto Dani, who also played ...

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Notable & Nearly Missed in 2013

Read "Notable & Nearly Missed in 2013" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


More music is released each year than can be realistically followed by a given writer. I typically listen to much more music than I write about, not because this music is not worthy somehow but there is so little time. So, this year, I am going to write a “Notable & Nearly Missed" column to catch ...


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