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New York Standards Quartet: Heaven Steps to Seven

Read "Heaven Steps to Seven" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Come il titolo sottointende questo è il settimo CD delNew York Standards Quartet, in cui è entrato a far parte l'eccellente contrabbassista Ugonna Okegwo. La rivisitazione degli standard jazzistici qui proposta raggiunge buoni livelli, ma non tali da far gridare al miracolo. Il procedimento della destrutturazione degli evergreen è oggi ampiamente noto e ben documentato dalla ...


Heaven Steps to Seven

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2018
Track listing: Tonight; Cheryl; Peace; If I Should Lose You; Every Time We Say Goodbye; I Love You; I'll Keep Loving You; Eye of the Hurricane.


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Kirk Knuffke, Ingrid Laubrock and Jerry Bergonzi

Read "Kirk Knuffke, Ingrid Laubrock and Jerry Bergonzi" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we look at the variety that can be found in the World of Jazz as exemplified by the amazing new collaboration with operatic baritone Steven Herring on the new album from Kirk Knuffke, which we contrasted with the ground breaking avant-garde work of featured artist Ingrid Laubrock and with the traditional stylings of another ...


Track of the Day


Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2018
Duration: 8:39


Article: Album Review

New York Standards Quartet: Heaven Steps To Seven

Read "Heaven Steps To Seven" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The three constant principals in this remarkable quartet are joined for this album by NY-resident Ugonna Okegwo on double bass. The quartet has been in existence for over a decade now and their first album was recorded in 2007 and released in 2008. The punningly titled Heaven Steps To Seven is the quartet's seventh album to ...


Article: Interview

Michael Janisch: The Whirlwind, Paradigm Shift and London's Label of the Moment

Read "Michael Janisch: The Whirlwind, Paradigm Shift and London's Label of the Moment" reviewed by Phil Barnes

However you look at it Michael Janisch is an extraordinarily driven, highly motivated, success story. Not only has he been the founder, owner and force behind London's wonderful Whirlwind Recordings for the last five years, but he has also just released one of 2015's finest albums in the adventurous 2CD set Paradigm Shift. It's no coincidence ...



Label: Challenge Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. How High the Moon; 2. Polka Beamlet #1; 3. All the Things You Are; 4. Polka Beamlet #2; 5. Stablemates; 6. But Beautiful; 7. Lunar; 8. Interplay; 9. Two Meetings; 10. Thy Ballet Girl Stirs (by Starlight); 11. After Thought; 12. Summer Night; 13. Polka Beamlet #3.

Article: Album Review

New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard

Read "Unstandard" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Unstandard è il secondo album del New York Standards Quartet, fondato dal sassofonista Tim Armacost nell'autunno del 2006. La formazione annovera quattro solidi ed affermati musicisti come David Berkman al piano, Yosuke Inoue al contrabbasso e Gene Jackson alla batteria. Ancora standards? Sì, e non ci stuferemo mai di ascoltarli. D'altronde è questo uno dei lati ...


Article: Album Review

New York Standards Quartet: Unstandard

Read "Unstandard" reviewed by Larry Taylor

It's a pleasure when a group of great jazz players take American standards and reshape them with their own unique stamp. This happens on New York Standards Quartet's Unstandard, where the musical gambit--the direction these musicians take the originals--is often surprising. Pianist David Berkman leads the way, handling arrangements and contributing originals, all the ...


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