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Steve Kuhn

Over a career of a half-century and counting, Steve Kuhn has earned renown as one of the most lyrical and affecting pianists in jazz, with an unfailingly beautiful touch and a sophisticated sense of swing. “Steve is an original stylist,” points out Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers. “He’s one of the finest pianists out there today.” Jazziz magazine described Kuhn’s distinctive sound: “Few other pianists, regardless of genre, can tease such an evocative range of timbres from their instrument. Kuhn’s lower register is as dark and rich as Belgian chocolate, and his upper register has the light, translucent quality of ice-cold champagne.” The highlights of Kuhn’s extensive discography include a justly acclaimed series of recordings for the art-house ECM label, his ever-fruitful relationship with founder-producer Manfred Eicher stretching back to the early ‘70s

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It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I

Read "It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we focus on the art of the duo. A challenging format as one does neither have the complete freedom of a solo nor the support of a larger band. Yet, in the hands of the right artists, it can produce magical music. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme ...

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John Kelman's Best Releases of 2019

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2019" reviewed by John Kelman

Well, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome continues to be a challenge, as it has been since mid-2014. 2019 represents, in fact, the worst year when it comes to the actual number of articles written. Still, I've been finding an increasingly satisfying niche in the arena of in-depth, detailed and extensive/exhaustive (exhausting, for you as much as I!!) articles. ...

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Marc Copland: And I Love Her

Read "And I Love Her" reviewed by John Kelman

There was a time when Marc Copland was releasing multiple albums every year, sometimes as many as three or four, like in 2009, when the veteran pianist (who began his musical life as a saxophonist) released his second solo piano album, Alone (Pirouet); an intimate duo date with veteran bassist Gary Peacock, Insight (Sketch); and the ...

Meet Andrew Rothman

Read "Meet Andrew Rothman" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Lawyer, audiophile, lifelong arts enthusiast, our newest Super Fan's life plan was to be a classical pianist, until college took him in another direction. But it was two “major epiphanies" (the first time he heard Miles Davis and, later, Bill Evans) that turned him into a jazz Super Fan--such a Super Fan, in fact, that he ...

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New sounds and a focus on Bobby Hutcherson

Read "New sounds and a focus on Bobby Hutcherson" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Three classic tracks from vibes master Bobby Hutcherson plus new music from Angelika Niescier, Matthias Spillman and Ocean Fanfare, with a selection of other jazz treats. Playlist Angelika Niescier “The Surge" from New York Trio (Intakt) 00:00 Matthias Spillmann “Peace" from Live at the Bird's Eye Jazz Club (Clean Feed) 09:53 Ocean Fanfare “We ...

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Stan Getz: Getz At The Gate

Read "Getz At The Gate" reviewed by Chris May

Connoisseurs of Stan Getz continue to get lucky with newly discovered live recordings. The last was Moments In Time (Resonance, 2016), a single CD documenting parts of a week-long residency with a quartet including pianist JoAnne Brackeen in San Francisco in 1976. Getz At The Gate, recorded fifteen years earlier, is another substantial addition ...

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Steve Kuhn: To and From the Heart

Read "To and From the Heart" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Insieme a due standard jazz e pop, cinque composizioni originali costituiscono il repertorio proposto da uno dei più autorevoli e versatili esponenti del pianismo jazz contemporaneo. Il trio di Steve Kuhn si impone con questo CD degno di rilievo per il rigore e l'enciclopedismo stilistico dei musicisti, che abbinano magistero tecnica e cuore palpitante.

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Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry

Read "Trio Tapestry" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Joe Lovano approda in qualità di leader all'etichetta Ecm e approfitta di questa occasione per distillare la propria vena più astratta e sottile, legata allo scandaglio di geometrie spaziali, di un linguaggio costruito su libere, trasparenti digressioni. Con l'etichetta bavarese il sassofonista aveva registrato nelle formazioni di diversi musicisti, tra cui John Abercrombie, Marc Johnson, Steve ...

To and From the Heart

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Thinking Out Loud; Pure Imagination; Away; Never Let Me Go; Into the New World; Trance/Oceans in the Sky.


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