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Sound Free

06/24/16    Albums

Sound Free

Gustavo Bustamante

This proximity verbale to improvisation free supports its precariousness, its deficiency, its ‘intrascendencia’, but contrary to what course, designates the poetic sound in his artistic manifestation. Says Derek Bayle that 'the intrinsic difficulty of improvisation...

The Wings of the Sound

06/24/16    Albums

The Wings of the Sound

Gustavo Bustamante

In the present twenty-first century this style opens the pure greenery of its abstraction before the socio-political facts that, paradoxically, gives existential life and aesthetics to this way of understanding music. With this I would like to say that Siwula...

Album Review: The Cookers

06/24/16    Albums

Album Review: The Cookers

H. Allen Williams

“The idea of The Cookers is to bring them to greater prominence, and a big part of that is this incredible legacy of their compositions." Excellent recording, two thumbs up; Must have!

"Ellington Suite" by Ed Neumeister Breathes Fresh Life into Strayhorn and the Duke

06/23/16    Albums

"Ellington Suite" by Ed Neumeister Breathes Fresh Life into Strayhorn and the Duke

Travis Rogers

“Suite Ellington” (PAO Records PAO11290) was originally done for Ellington’s 100th birthday in 1999. The work was brought back to life for a 2010 tour and the live recording is what has now been presented to us. An additional track, “The Single Pedal of...

Viaggiando

06/22/16    Albums

Viaggiando

Robin Arends

Sicilian born bassist and composer Rosario Bonaccorso (1957) has made his mark in the last century as a member of Enrico Rava's quintet, his cooperation with Stefano di Battista and his performances with Benny Golson, James Moody and Steve Grossman.

Giacomo Gates: “Everything Is Cool” at SOUTH Jazz Parlor

06/20/16    Community Articles

Giacomo Gates: “Everything Is Cool” at SOUTH Jazz Parlor

Ben Johnson

Jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates and his trio held court on Saturday night at SOUTH Jazz Parlor, in Philadelphia. With his deep baritone and his hip vocabulary, Gates was very appreciative and immediately engaged with the audience. The rhythm section featured...

06/16/16    Community Articles

LiveIt!Live - Straight from Chez Josephine

moscow57

Come watch the pilot for this new TV series being filmed at the iconic Theatre District Bistro, featuring co-host vocalist Ellen Kaye with other musical performances by Dmitry and Maria Sokolovsky of DODO Orchestra, Claire Rodman, Helene Gresser and others...

Balance 38-58

06/16/16    Albums

Balance 38-58

Nick Mondello

“Balance 38-58” (the name pertains to a powerful Taiwanese drink) from trumpeter Alex Sipiagin and his team is a stimulating contemporized jazz exploration. It is an intelligent effort - never disingenuous - that delivers surprise and evokes curiosity across...

06/16/16    Albums

Nick Mondello

“Balance 38-58” (the name pertains to a powerful Taiwanese drink) from trumpeter Alex Sipiagin and his team is a stimulating contemporized jazz exploration. It is an intelligent effort - never disingenuous - that delivers surprise and evokes curiosity across...

Eclectic Amazement

06/16/16    Albums

Eclectic Amazement

Gustavo Bustamante

The sarcasm in the bass clarinet of Jason Stein; Andrew Trin threading the silence with his guitar; Charles Rumback and its persistent fade in the pace, and Mai Sugimoto reminiscing the jam sessions bestial of Kansas City, all of them will allow me to point...

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