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Take Five With Joseph David Howell

Read "Take Five With Joseph David Howell" reviewed by Joseph David Howell

Meet Joseph David Howell: Dr. Joseph D. Howell has gone from being a mostly self-taught musician from a poor small-town family to earning a Doctor of Musical Arts from a prestigious conservatory. Today he professionally performs, composes, and teaches music of many styles and instruments while maintaining an artistic focus on jazz clarinet and ...

Triptych Mirror

Label: Circumvention Music
Released: 2007
Track listing: 1. Ballad of the Credit Card Millionaire - 05:54; 2. It's What You Do (J. Grinnell) - 06:44; 3. Still Time, Quiet Time - 05:42; 4. Sundials I (N. Hubbard) - 10:29; 5. Faith Tested - 09:32; 6. Triptych Mirror (Helzer/Grinnell/Hubbard) - 10:18; 7. Path of the Holy Spirit - 04:51; 8. Manich! Manich!! Manich!!! - 04:13; 9. Last Chance to Say Goodbye (N. Hubbard) - 05:25. Le composizioni sono di Rick Helzer, salvo dove indicato.

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ARC Trio: Triptych Mirror

Read "Triptych Mirror" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo CD dell'etichetta californiana Circumvention Music propone una musica interessante, che, senza aggiungere molto all'attualità del jazz, si rivela aggiornata, elegante, concepita con idee puntigliose, esaltate da un concentrato interplay. I temi, mai banali, il più delle volte sono disegnati con decisione: emblematici in tal senso “Ballad of the Credit Card Millionaire" e “Manic! Manic!! Manic!!!", ...

Fancy Meeting You Here

Label: Nine Winds Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: You Tell

Face In The Mirror

Label: Nine Winds Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Fire Storms; The Mentor (To James Newton); Tell Your Story (To Meade Lux Lewis); Nobody's Song But Kenny's (To Kenny Wheeler); Bell Chimes In (To Lori Bell); Two Witnesses; By His Wounds We Are Healed; He Who Is Acquainted With Sorrow; Sounds Like; Mingus Meditations; Gethsemane.

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Rick Helzer: Face in the Mirror

Read "Face in the Mirror" reviewed by Michael Davis

When the South Bay-based trio Big World broke up in the early '90s, many local jazz fans were disappointed, feeling that, even after two good albums, the band's potential hadn't really been reached. Yet now, in 2005, it would appear that all three musicians are playing some of the best music of their lives. Tenor saxophonist ...

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Rick Helzer: Face In The Mirror

Read "Face In The Mirror" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Rick Helzer, composer/pianist/author and Associate Director of Jazz Studies at San Diego State University, displays a complex yet delectably attainable approach to modern jazz. With perennial poll winner James Newton appearing on flute on selected works, the various ensemble alignments provide a discerning glimpse into Helzer's linearly designed and lyrically rich compositional style. Helzer ...

Nine Winds: Face in the Mirror and Fancy Meeting You Here

Read "Nine Winds: Face in the Mirror and Fancy Meeting You Here" reviewed by James Taylor

Vincent Golia has quietly built a powerhouse indie jazz label at Nine Winds. Since its establishment in 1977, the label has documented jazz's unappreciated West Coast, releasing albums from Nels Cline, Kim Richmond, Tony Malaby, George Lewis, Wadada Leo Smith and the multi-instrumentalist Golia.One of Nine Winds' strongest forces right now is pianist/composer Rick ...

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Rick Helzer and Vinny Golia: Fancy Meeting You Here

Read "Fancy Meeting You Here" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Fancy Meeting You Here matches reed regent and CalArts faculty member Vinny Golia with pianist and UCSD faculty member Rick Helzer for a collection of emotionally rich duets, featuring some heart-wrenching playing by Golia. The intimate clarity of the recordings allows Golia's considerable vocabulary of nuance full exposure. “You Tell 'em Kwai Chung flies out of ...


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