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Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Label: Roark Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Winter Machine; The Crusher; Don't Need No Ticket; A Foggy Day; Jessie's Song; The Five A. M. Strut; Alabama; EZ Introduces The Band; Before You Know It.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Dave Wayne

On Before You Know It, pianist / composer Ezra Weiss provides convincing evidence for the continued health and well-being of good old, straight ahead, gimmick-free modern acoustic jazz. The archetype for Weiss' beefy band and punchy charts would include Art Blakey's expanded Jazz Messenger lineups, some of McCoy Tyner's larger groups from the early-to-late 1970s, or ...

Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Label: Roark Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Winter Machine; The Crusher; Don't Need No Ticket; A Foggy Day; Jessie's Song; The Five A. M. Strut; Alabama; EZ Introduces The Band; Before You Know It.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Portland State University professor Ezra Weiss is a prominent pianist and composer in his own right who has several recordings to his credit and is a three-time winner of the prestigious ASCAP Young Composer Award. A traditionalist who prefers the straight ahead and modern jazz styles, Weiss delivers another gem on Before You Know It [Live ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ezra Weiss Sextet: Before You Know It [Live In Portland]

Read "Before You Know It [Live In Portland]" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Recorded over two nights in Portland's Ivories Jazz Lounge during late-2013, Before You Know It [Live In Portland] is pianist and composer Ezra Weiss' seventh album and his first live recording. Weiss' previous releases have featured big bands (Our Path To This Moment [Roark Records, 2012]) and trios (The Shirley Horn Suite [Roark Records, ...

Our Path To This Moment

Label: Roark Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Our Path To This Moment; Rise And Fall; It's You Or No One; Kunlangeta; The Promise; Jessie's Song; Wayfaring Stranger.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ezra Weiss and The Rob Scheps Big Band: Our Path To This Moment

Read "Our Path To This Moment" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A veteran jazz artist and educator, Oregon-based Ezra Weiss is much more than a fine pianist; he is a talented composer and arranger nominated for Best Arranger under the Rising Star category of Downbeat Magazine's 60th Annual Critics Poll of 2012. Since graduating from the country's oldest music school (Ohio's Oberlin Conservatory of Music), Weiss has ...

The Shirley Horn Suite

Label: Roark Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: I Wish I'd Met You; The Great City; Shirley Horn's Sound Of Love; Blues For Shirley; I Love You Porgy; Now That You Mention It; Estate; Something Happens To Me; May The Most You Wish For.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ezra Weiss: The Shirley Horn Suite

Read "The Shirley Horn Suite" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Per questo omaggio alla cantante Shiley Horn, il pianista Ezra Weiss, dopo alcuni dischi alla guida di organici di medie dimensioni, sceglie la formula del piano trio ed una scaletta che alterna cavalli di battaglia della Horn con composizioni originali. Raffinata pianista oltre che cantante, la Horn raggiunse un pubblico più, dopo decenni sulla scena jazzistica, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ezra Weiss: The Shirley Horn Suite

Read "The Shirley Horn Suite" reviewed by Wilbert Sostre

Portland based pianist/composer Ezra Weiss' fifth release is a tribute to Shirley Horn, who died in 2005 at age 71. Horn was an excellent pianist and sensitive vocalist, and a Grammy Award-winner in 1991, for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Weiss is certainly an extraordinaire composer, the winner of three ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards. ...


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