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Ray Crawford: Smooth Groove

Ray Crawford: Smooth Groove

In October 1960, Gil Evans took a large band into the Jazz Gallery, a New York club that had opened earlier in the year at 80 St. Marks Place. It would be a six-week run, culminating in Evans's November recording of Out of the Cool, one of the first four albums released by Creed Taylor for ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ahmad Jamal: Trio & Quintet Recordings With Ray Crawford

Read "Trio & Quintet Recordings With Ray Crawford" reviewed by Chris May

This 2xCD reissue comprises three of Ahmad Jamal's early and mid 1950s trio albums plus a fourth recorded in 1960 with a quintet. Between times, Jamal had released the totemic trio set At The Pershing (Argo, 1958), which included the break-out single “Poinciana" (his first, equally lovely, 1955 recording of Nat Simon and Buddy Bernier's tune ...

ARTICLE: MY PLAYLIST

Nick Millevoi

Read "Nick Millevoi" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nick Millevoi, a young guitarist and composer of jny: Philadelphia, likes to surprise, as the sheer diversity of his project demonstrates. He has the innate curiosity of the best music explorers and is equally at ease composing for large ensembles as for small rock bands. As his bio aptly puts it, Nick Millevoi is a guitarist ...

Nick Millevoi

Read "Nick Millevoi" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Jeff Parker -New Breed (International Anthem -2016). Sto ascoltando questo disco ogni giorno da una settimana. È una splendida combinazione di loops, ritmi e suoni dal vivo. Grandi brani e l'intero album possiede uno straordinario groove, è divertente e ha un suono unico. 02. Grant Green -Goin' West (Blue Note -1969). ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Ahmad Jamal Trio: The Legendary 1958 Pershing Lounge & Spotlite Club Recordings

Read "Ahmad Jamal Trio: The Legendary 1958 Pershing Lounge & Spotlite Club Recordings" reviewed by Chris May

Ahmad Jamal TrioThe Legendary 1958 Pershing Lounge & Spotlite Club PerformancesSolar Records2011 “Play like Jamal," trumpeter Miles Davis is reputed to have told his pianist Red Garland in the mid 1950s. We can but speculate how Garland reacted to this request, assuming the story is true. It ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Read "The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62" reviewed by David Rickert

Ahmad JamalThe Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62Mosaic Records2010 If you're familiar with pianist Ahmad Jamal, it's more likely through his reputation and not through his music. Trumpeter Miles Davis famously remarked that Jamal taught him to be more economical in his playing: that the notes that ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62

Read "The Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62" reviewed by Eugene Holley, Jr.

Ahmad JamalThe Complete Ahmad Jamal Trio Argo Sessions 1956-62Mosaic Records2010 “When I listen to these records now... when I listen to the Pershing, it's phenomenal, I must say. What they were doing, phenomenal, the lines and the purity. It's so pure ... It was sheer joy working with ...

Ahmad Jamal: A Quiet Time

Read "Ahmad Jamal: A Quiet Time" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ahmad JamalA Quiet TimeDreyfus Records2010 Always reluctant to go into the studio unless he has material he is thoroughly satisfied with, pianist Ahmad Jamal's A Quiet Time could be considered as a follow-up to It's Magic (Dreyfus Records, 2008), given the relatively short period between the two releases. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ahmad Jamal: Forward Momentum

Read "Ahmad Jamal: Forward Momentum" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Ahmad Jamal, possibly the most influential of living jazz pianists, turned 80 years young on July 2, 2010. It is however, business as usual and instead of celebrating at home in his slippers, Jamal was wowing an audience at the Montreal Jazz festival. Jamal is touring now more than ever before, and is in ...


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