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Pear: Extemp'ore

Read "Extemp'ore" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Curioso e bizzarro. Sono i primi aggettivi che vengono in mente con lo scorrere delle tracce di questo Extemp'ore, l'album di debutto del duo formato dal tastierista Rick Pierone, molto attivo nell'ambito della sonorizzazione di film e spettacoli teatrali, e del percussionista Rick Milne. I due registrano varie sessions a ruota libera, solo qualche indicazione, qualche ...



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Dewey Miles; The Frenchaman; Jenn 2 Sect 1; Jimmy 1a; Von Schkinny; Session15; Tribute To Lorraine; C W; Carl Session 2; A Nod To Her Majesty; Prince Open; Fast Jenn; Black Socks.


Article: Album Review

Pear: Extemp'ore

Read "Extemp'ore" reviewed by David Rickert

Most jazz albums involve at least a little bit of preparation: song selection, rehearsals, selection of sidemen and so on. Pear, on the other hand, is after something much more spontaneous and pure on its debut, Extemp'ore. The group is comprised of percussionist Rick Milne and keyboardist Nick Pierone. They enter the studio and play whatever ...


Article: Album Review

Pear: extemp’ore

Read "extemp’ore" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The improvising duo of Pear--keyboardist Nick Pierone and percussionist Rick Milne-- plays a fanciful game of six degrees of separation on extemp'ore. The opening “Dewey Miles" is a piece of cake, with the sampled voice of Miles Davis whispering “play what you hear" to some Betty, or maybe Jean-Pierre in the backseat. Pierone's piano ...


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