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Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Another saxophonist with strings. Ever since Charlie Parker first took the plunge in 1950, a goodly number of disciples has followed suit. Alto player Jim Snidero's deep dive, Strings, was actually recorded two decades ago, in 2001, and released to widespread acclaim on Milestone Records. The remastered edition, on Savant Records, is even better, thanks to ...

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Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The initial recording of Jim Snidero's Strings ran into a roadblock. The session was scheduled at System Two Studios in Brooklyn, New York, on September 11th 2001. That was the date the world changed, with airplanes flying into buildings in New York City. Strings was postponed. The music eventually came together in October and ...

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Vince Mendoza

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The wide scope of his works demonstrates an extraordinary understanding of many musical languages. He has written scores of compositions and arrangements for big band, extended compositions for chamber and symphonic orchestra settings and his jazz composing credits read like a who’s who of the best modern instrumentalists, singers and composers. Heralded by critics as a master of contemporary idioms, composer and arranger Vince Mendoza has become a primary choice for the world’s most sophisticated contemporary musicians. Born in 1961 in Norwalk, Connecticut, Mendoza began learning classical guitar and piano from an early age

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Ilaria Capalbo

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A MMus Jazz Performance graduate from Conservatorio di Salerno G. Martucci and Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, Ilaria Capalbo (b. 1984) is an Italian double bassist, cellist and composer. She works as a performer and improviser in a variety of media and her music can be placed at the intersection between the jazz and classical worlds. Ilaria is best known for her work as a composer and instrumentalist with contemporary, co-lead jazz trio KÓSMOS and chamber-music-inspired duo Invisible Atlas. Her strong presence as part of the rhythm section and expansive, nuanced musicality as a soloist make her a sought-after session woman: she is a member of Blue Note/Verve pianist Chihiro Yamanaka’s European Trio and has so far shared the stage with Norma Winstone, Stefano di Battista, Fredrik Lundin, Cassie Kinoshi, Peter Danemo, Giuseppe Bassi and many others

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Tomoko Omura

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Tomoko Omura is among today's leading voices in jazz violin. “Roots”, her debut album for Inner Circle Music, is a compelling tribute to her native Japan, featuring original arrangements of ten classic Japanese folk and popular songs. In the words of fellow violinist Christian Howes, “'Roots' is a tremendous accomplishment, and undoubtedly one of the most important and creative jazz albums produced by a violinist in recent history.” Downbeat magazine calls Tomoko “a leader with a fine future”, awarding “Roots” 4 and a half stars. Her latest release, “Post Bop Gypsies” (Inner Circle, 2017), is a contemporary jazz trio album in the classic Gypsy jazz instrumentation of violin, guitar and bass

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Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince 2014

By Shannon J. Effinger Experiencing the rhythms of Haitian music for the first time in college was overwhelming to the senses. It was perhaps my first visceral connection to both jazz and my own Trinidadian heritage. My upbringing deprived me of the latter being culturally assimilated into the American culture. Visiting Haiti for the first time ...

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Strings

Label: Savant Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Slipping Away; River Suite: Dawn; River Suite: On The Bank; River Suite: Torrent; Theme For Ernie; Forever Gone; Ventura; It's The Talk Of The Town.

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Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


By staying in touch with his roots as a hard blowing alto saxophonist and leader of razor-sharp small bands, Jim Snidero has successfully married a ten-piece string section and a conventional jazz quartet. His arrangements of six original compositions (including the three-part “River Suite”) and two standards entail a constant shifting between the relative freedom of ...

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Jim Snidero: Strings

Read "Strings" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Jazz soloists especially like to make two types of recordings--those in duo with piano and those with strings . Art Pepper, Frank Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie and Jon Faddis made very fine piano duet recordings (Pepper and Morgan with the same pianist, George Cables, Gillespie and Faddis with Oscar Peterson). But seemingly, the Holy Grail of jazz ...


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