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The Jay D'Amico Trio: Nocturne: Jazz Under Glass

Read "Nocturne: Jazz Under Glass" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist Jay D'Amico neatly straddles two musical worlds, those of jazz and classical, embodying the best of each on Nocturne, whose subtitle--"Jazz Under Glass"--explicitly describes D'Amico's singular point of view. All of the compositions and arrangements are his, and they are invariably melodic and tasteful while at the same time underlining such essential Jazz components as ...

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The Jay D'Amico Trio: Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

Read "Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Italy was the source of inspiration that gave semblance to composer, arranger and pianist Jay D'Amico's 2001 recording of Ponte Novello (CAP). He went back to Italy and, as with the earlier visit, found that he was stimulated enough to write more music. D'Amico became interested in playing the piano after listening to the music of ...

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The Jay D'Amico Trio: Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass

Read "Tuscan Prelude: Jazz Under Glass" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Some years ago I reviewed Ponte Novello (CAP, 2001) by pianist Jay D'Amico's trio (augmented on four tracks by a string section), and was impressed by the way in which he transposed operatic arias by Puccini, Bellini and Verdi, among others, to the jazz idiom, leaving their inherent beauty intact while proving that those masters have ...


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