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Philip Dizack, born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, started trying to play music at the age of 10. After two failed attempts at the alto saxophone and trombone, Dizack knew the trumpet was for him. Raised by his mother and father, neither of which were musicians; Dizacks teachings were from recordings. Falling in love with Miles Davis' 'Just Squeeze Me', Dizack was introduced to the World of Jazz. Through the next few years, Dizack was inspired by the playing of Miles Davis, Nicholas Payton, Lee Morgan and Louis Armstrong. By the time he hit high school, his path in life was clear. Trumpet. Philip Dizack graduated from the renowned Milwaukee High School of the Arts in 2003

Human

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Time; Mystery And Illusions; Human; GG; The Thief’s Dream; Hank And Charlie; Compassion; Prayer; They Went To War; In A Sentimental Mood; Ima (For Talma Maestro).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Shai Maestro: Human

Read "Human" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

That pianist Shai Maestro dreams music is an understatement: With an intense romanticist's heart, he also plays in said dream state. And it is re-affirming to know that, after the hellish year the world has been dragged kicking through, that we can all dream too. Human dreams broadly with sunrises, sunsets and all the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Assembly of Shadows

Read "Assembly of Shadows" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo aver debuttato in veste di leader nel 2019 con il ricercato album Light as a World (un sestetto con, tra gli altri, Aaron Parks e Walter Smith III) il 33enne sassofonista e compositore d'origini californiane, presenta un ambizioso progetto orchestrale comprendente la suite “Assembly of Shadows," un'altra sua composizione ("Strata") e una riscrittura di “Honeymooners" ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Philip Dizack: If Our Perspective Is Right Then We’re Always in Complete Humility

Read "Philip Dizack: If Our Perspective Is Right Then We’re Always in Complete Humility" reviewed by Leo Sidran

Trumpeter Philip Dizack (named by Downbeat Magazine as “[one of twenty-five] Trumpet Players for the Future") on how he thinks about playing, teaching ("preparing for teaching is the most helpful thing that I've ever done for myself"), practicing ("the more specific your questions are, the more specific your answers will become"), potential ("I hear so far ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Noam Wiesenberg: Roads Diverge

Read "Roads Diverge" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il giovane contrabbassista israeliano Noam Wiesenber, ormai da dieci anni residente negli States, giunge qui al suo esordio da leader e lo fa con un album di composizioni originali (con la sola eccezione del brano di chiusura), alla testa di un classico quintetto al centro del quale spicca il pianista Shai Maestro, un connazionale che ha ...

Assembly of Shadows

Label: Soundspore Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Strata; Honeymooners; Assembly of Shadows Suite: I. Introduction; II. Assembly of Shadows; III. Shapeless Dancer; IV. Transfiguration; V. Light Through the Leaves.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Michael Leonhart: Surfing on an Orchestral Wave

Read "Michael Leonhart: Surfing on an Orchestral Wave" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

If one were to find an answer to the age-old “nature or nurture" debate, s/he would have to look no further than The Painted Lady Suite [Sunnyside Records]. Listening to the stunning debut album by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra makes it clear that major achievements are only possible when nature and nurture are well integrated and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Noam Wiesenberg: Roads Diverge

Read "Roads Diverge" reviewed by Geno Thackara

A title such as Roads Diverge probably isn't surprising from someone as well-traveled as Noam Wiesenberg. The sound largely sticks to one category--mostly-acoustic contemporary jazz with a high dose of rollicking cheer--and yet still reflects how much the young bassist has learned from his travels through life so far. The confident smoothness, eclectic writing-style and casting ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Chris Potter Quartet and Melissa Aldana Group at SFJAZZ

Read "Chris Potter Quartet and Melissa Aldana Group at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Chris Potter Quartet/ Melissa Aldana Group SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA June 13, 2017 It is rare that two saxophonists share a bill with their quartets. It's even less common when one of the two is female. The two were Chris Potter and Melissa Aldana, and they shared the stage at SFJAZZ ...


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