Tag: Summer 2015

Reggie-Quinerly

Reggie Quinerly – Invictus

Reggie Quinerly as featured in the Summer issue of JAZZIZ To read the full article…

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Smooth Operators

Twin Danger as featured in the Summer issue of JAZZIZ To read the full article…

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Pat Martino with Jim Ridl

Nexus (HighNote) Nexus sheds light on an underappreciated partnership — guitarist Pat Martino’s decade-long collaboration…

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Rob Reich

Shadowbox (BAG Productions) Accordionist Rob Reich’s evocative style lends itself to storytelling. In the past,…

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Harold Mabern

Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions) Post-bop pianist Harold Mabern has worked with some of jazz’s greatest…

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Lisa Parrott

Round Tripper (Serious Niceness) Australian ex-pat saxophonist Lisa Parrott has recorded with many a prominent…

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Adam Birnbaum

Three of a Mind (Daedalus) Although pianist Adam Birnbaum has released three previous discs under…

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Myra Melford

Snowy Egret (Enja) Pianist Myra Melford’s new album, Snowy Egret, marks the recorded debut of…

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Master and Captain

On his second release as a leader, Reggie Quinerly continues to follow his own singular…

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Oliver Lake/William Parker

To Roy (Intakt) Trumpeter Roy Campbell Jr., who died of heart disease in January 2014,…

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Standard Issue

Bassist Kyle Eastwood aims for a classic sound. By Neil Tesser In the liner notes…

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Buena Vista Social Club

Lost and Found (World Circuit) Nearly two decades have passed since the release of Buena…

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Jakob Bro

Gefion (ECM) Danish guitarist Jakob Bro clearly belongs to the introspective, post-Bill-Frisell cadre of electric…

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The Koz Effect

By Jonathan Widran As a regular patron of the original Spaghettini in Seal Beach, California,…

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Charles Lloyd Quartet

Wild Man Dance (Blue Note) During his 25 years with the ECM imprint, saxophonist Charles…

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At 80, Still In the Vanguard

By Larry Blumenfeld Entering the Village Vanguard jazz club hasn’t changed much through the years.…

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Clark Terry

Keep On Keepin’ On (Varèse Sarabande) With 24 tracks recorded between 1949 and last year,…

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Working Man’s Blues

The Reverend Peyton celebrates the virtues of hard work and good pot roast. By Bob…

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Steven Feifke

Peace in Time (Self-released) His former teacher Brian Lynch describes 23-year-old pianist Steven Feifke as…

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Cover Stories

By Sascha Feinstein In our age of digital enhancement, where even a middle-school kid can…

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Open Loose

The Signal Maker (Intakt) Bassist-composer Mark Helias has led ensembles of various sizes: sextets, quintets,…

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Donny McCaslin

Fast Future (Greenleaf Music) On Fast Future is saxophonist Donny McCaslin’s elaboration upon the acoustic-jazz-and-electronica…

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Anat Cohen

Luminosa (Anzic) Natural exuberance pervades everything that Anat Cohen plays. Part of that spirit springs…

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Ernesto Cervini

Turboprop (Anzic) Toronto-born-and-based drummer and composer Ernesto Cervini isn’t one to stay married to any…

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Chantale Gagné

The Left Side of the Moon (Revelations) This is pianist and composer Chantale Gagné’s recording.…

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Omar Sosa

Ilé (Otá) Throughout a career spanning almost 20 years and more than two dozen recordings,…

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The Kandinsky Effect

Somnambulist (Cuneiform) The Kandinsky Effect’s Somnambulist presents jazz fusion in the original sense of the…

Joey-Calderazzo

Key Commitment

Joey Calderazzo hits a half-century wholeheartedly. By Michael Roberts Pianist Joey Calderazzo recently turned 50.…

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