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Persistence

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Suspects; Cisco; Real Type Thing; Sharps Disposal; Persistence; Chop Chop; Just Add Meaning; Mary Janes' Last Dance; Art's Rant; Workshop; Change the World; Sharps Disposal (alternate take).

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Persistence

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2022
Track listing: Persistence; Second Thoughts; Apres Vous; Only the Lonely; Jitterbug Waltz; Epistrophy; Once I Loved; Birthday Blues.

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Steve Knight: Persistence

Read "Persistence" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Yet another guitar-led trio, this one by Kansas-born, Chicago-based Steve Knight who also writes in the manner of one of his role models, George Benson (Knight composed seven of the album's dozen numbers including two versions of “Sharps Disposal"). Although the recording's title refers in part to the eighteen months it took Knight to write the ...

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Steve Knight: Persistence

Read "Persistence" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Readers have surely heard of a “sniff test." It is an informal assessment that something, particularly in finance, just does not look right. It is usually intuitive rather than formal. But many analysts employ one before turning to more elaborate kinds of examinations to verify their suspicions. Music has no sniff test, but it ...

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Michael Weiss: Persistence

Read "Persistence" reviewed by Edward Blanco


An in-demand veteran of the vibrant New York jazz scene since the '80s, pianist Michael Weiss presents the warm and engaging Persistence, his fifth as a leader and first on the Cellar Live label, as well as being his first since the critically acclaimed Soul Journey, (Sintra Records, 2003). The long time span between recordings, despite ...

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Amina Figarova: Persistence

Read "Persistence" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo


Il pregio della varietà sostanzia la cifra artistica della pianista Amina Figarova, non circoscritta entro i soli confini del jazz. Dopo il progetto orchestrale del penultimo CD, la musicista azera residente a New York apre la finestra del suo etereo pensiero compositivo verso i territori della fusion, del funk, del rap. Da queste premesse discende un ...

Album

Persistence

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Persistence; I've Got No Time; Lil' Poem; Morning Blue; R Song; Horizons; Bliss.

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Amina Figarova: Persistence

Read "Persistence" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Veteran jazz pianist Amina Figarova embarks on a bold new step with her genre-bending Persistence, creating a new sound for the pianist with music that produces an electric-influenced groove mixing funk-jazz, jazz fusion, hip-hop, classical and R&B rhythms found on this new exploratory album. After two decades leading an acoustic sextet, her new quintet ensemble, Edition ...

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Persistence

Label: Reservoir Music
Released: 2008
Track listing: Persist; The Village; I Had the Craziest Dream; D Train Boogaloo; Haunted Heart; You and the Night and the Music; Ballad for Barretto; Soul Sister.

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Joe Magnarelli: Persistence

Read "Persistence" reviewed by Jim Santella


Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli is a purist who applies natural qualities to his music and eschews gimmicks; his musical conversations can be understood anywhere. Magnarelli studied with James Moody and Tommy Turrentine, began his professional career with Lionel Hampton and Brother Jack McDuff and was a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition ...


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