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Django's Castle

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Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020
Duration: 6:09

Django-shift

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Diminishing; Swing 42; Heavy Artillery; Django’s Castle; Anniversary Song; Cavalerie; Dance Ambiance; Hungaria; September Song.

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Rez Abbasi: On balancing picture with music and shifting into Django mode

Read "Rez Abbasi: On balancing picture with music and shifting into Django mode" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

To really distinguish oneself in today's vast universe of guitarists, even within the confines of jazz, more and more resembles a Sisyphus task. When so much has been said and done, a specific tone or distinctive vocabulary alone no longer suffice to set an artist apart from the crowd. It is only through the sum of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rez Abbasi: Django-shift

Read "Django-shift" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Talking about shifting. American guitarist Rez Abbasi seems capable of shifting shape and changing form from one project to the next like a creature from a J.R.R. Tolkien adventure—almost beyond recognition. If it weren't for the guitarist's inspired fret fingerings and rushed scale runs giving him his utterly unique spark. Between much praised quintet ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rez Abbasi: Django-shift

Read "Django-shift" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Django Reinhardt's music is so ubiquitous that it's easy to forget his career was relatively brief. The gypsy guitarist/composer had recorded hundreds of 78s and acetates before he died of a stroke in 1953 at age forty-three. On many early sides, he played a six-string banjo-guitar hybrid tuned in the standard tuning of a guitar. Norman ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Cheryl Pyle

Read "Take Five With Cheryl Pyle" reviewed by Cheryl Pyle

Meet Cheryl Pyle:The versatile flutist Cheryl Pyle received her BA in Music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, having received her Associates Degree from Mesa College in 1974. Her teachers included Merrill Jordan, Janet Maestre, Francis Watson, and Jayn Rosenfeld. She took Master classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, and James ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist Neil Alexander releases"100 Years Of Spring"

Pianist Neil Alexander releases"100 Years Of Spring"

Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) Centennial Tribute 100 Years of Spring with pianist Neil Alexander Imagine a quiet morning in a food market. A place Anthony Bourdain or Jamie Oliver might visit while jaunting around the globe. Strategically placed, among vendors setting up their stalls, is a piano. When the market opens ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Neil Alexander

Read "Take Five With Neil Alexander" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Neil Alexander: Jazz musician Neil Alexander was performing, composing and arranging by age 14. In 2007 he released Tugging At The Infinite, his fourth CD with his contemporary electric/acoustic jazz ensemble NAIL. As well as managing his own electric and acoustic ensembles, he does sessions as both player and programmer, and works ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Light Riders featuring Premik Russell Tubbs

The Light Riders featuring Premik Russell Tubbs

Over the years, many are familiar with Premik Russell Tubb's performances coupled with a diversity of top musicians known as 'Premik & Friends.' This being said, his audience will likely recognize the players named here. To clarify, the The Light Riders are a separate and distinct group; the result of Premik's concentrated effort over time to ...

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An Evening with The Light Riders featuring Premik Russell Tubbs

An Evening with The Light Riders featuring Premik Russell Tubbs

Over the years, many are familiar with Premik Russell Tubb's performances coupled with a diversity of top musicians known as Premik & Friends. This being said, his audience will likely recognize the players named here. To clarify, the The Light Riders are a separate and distinct group; the result of Premik's concentrated effort over time to ...


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