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David Ambrosio: Four On The Road

Read "Four On The Road" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


On the surface it might not make much sense for a trio album to be dubbed Four On The Road, but there's a story behind that fuzzy math. In 2015, while on the road in Spain touring in support of his previous trio date, Gone (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2014), bassist David Ambrosio encountered the pixelated ...

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David Ambrosio: Gone

Read "Gone" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


In many ways, bassist David Ambrosio can track his adult life and his musical relationships by his back-and-forth moves between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Ambrosio has called each borough home on more than one occasion over the past few decades, observing the key differences between each scene from the inside. He doesn't discriminate when it comes to ...

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Matt Renzi: Rise And Shine

Read "Rise And Shine" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Continuity and freshness, while theoretically at odds with one another, are the two things that tend to fuel group development in the arts. Only time can create bonds of trust and help to crystallize concepts and language shared between artists, but consistency can breed predictability. So how can an artist balance the scales, allowing their work ...

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Monday Night Jazz Sessions @ Quinn’s In Beacon, NY Announces Its Schedule For 2014

Monday Night Jazz Sessions @ Quinn’s In Beacon, NY Announces Its Schedule For 2014

The Monday night jazz sessions that began this past October at the new Beacon, NY venue Quinn's have been enormously well-received both by audiences (many of whom by no means jazz fans) and musicians, locally and worldwide. By showcasing some of the most acclaimed, uncompromising artists covering a very wide spectrum of the music in a ...

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Matt Renzi: Happy Hour

Read "Happy Hour" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Reedman Matt Renzi's Happy Hour is curiously titled, given the music at hand. A “Happy Hour" brings cheap drinks and cacophonous good times in the bar room to mind. The CD of that name opens with a tranquil reverie, as mystical, inward-looking and spiritually directed as a late-period Impulse! John Coltrane rumination. The trio ...


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