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Kerry Politzer: You Took Me In

Read "You Took Me In" reviewed by Virginia A. Schaefer


Following her three releases as a jazz pianist who composes much of her material, Kerry Politzer steps out as a singer-songwriter with You Took Me In. As well as performing all the vocals, she plays piano with the band, which consists entirely of jazz musicians. Although the turn from jazz piano to pop-oriented song may seem ...

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Label: Polisonic
Released: 2008
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Detour

Label: Polisonic
Released: 2006

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Kerry Politzer Quartet: Labyrinth

Read "Labyrinth" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Labyrinth è il terzo album di Kerry Politzer, giovane pianista e compositrice che gode di una certa popolarità sulle scene newyorkesi, e che esordì come leader nel 2001, con Yearning. Il repertorio del disco si basa prevalentemente sulla samba up tempo, prendendo tuttavia in considerazione le composizioni in tre quarti (come “Falling Through the Cracks"), quelle ...

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Labyrinth

Label: Polisonic
Released: 2005
Track listing: Rhodes Rage; Paloma; The End?; Hya; After the Smoke, Memories; Propulsion; Labyrinth; Falling Through the Cracks; Super Ball; And Away We Go....

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Kerry Politzer Quartet: Labyrinth

Read "Labyrinth" reviewed by Ken Franckling


Over the past few years, New England Conservatory graduate Kerry Politzer has emerged as one of the more interesting younger composers on the New York jazz scene. She leads a modern jazz trio and a Brazilian repertoire quartet to showcase her compositions. Labyrinth is her third release since 1999 and it draws from the best of ...

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Kerry Politzer Quartet: Labyrinth

Read "Labyrinth" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


The press release accompanying pianist/composer Kerry Politzer's third album professes her love of Brazilian music and straight-ahead jazz. We certainly hear some good examples of her approach to samba, but most of this album is squarely in the category of well developed mainstream jazz in a trio and quartet setting. Politzer is joined by Andrew Rathbun, ...

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Kerry Politzer Quartet: Labyrinth

Read "Labyrinth" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist/composer Kerry Politzer's third CD as a leader, Labyrinth, is described as a set of “Brazilian and jazz" originals. For this listener, the word “Brazilian" evokes lilting rhythms and gentle melodies, but the disc's opener, “Rhodes Rage," a fast samba, has more rage than gentleness. The tune proves itself a high-octane cooker, featuring Andrew Rathbun on ...

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Kerry Politzer Quartet: Labyrinth

Read "Labyrinth" reviewed by John Kelman


For her third outing as a leader, pianist/composer Kerry Politzer ups the ante by working with a couple of players who, while not exactly household names, have some cachet in the New York community. Chris Higgins, a lithe bassist with a tone not unlike Dave Holland's, may be as relatively unknown as Politzer, but saxophonist Andrew ...

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Watercolor

Label: Polisonic
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1. Watercolor 2. Sparks 3. Early Spring Chill 4. A Foggy Day 5. Whim 6. Waiting 7. Woodpecker 8. Silent Morning 9. Waltz for Charlie 10. Identity 11. Simmer 12. Green Light


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