A review of the 2014 Planet Arts release, "Mists: Charles Ives For Jazz Orchestra", arranged and conducted by Jack Cooper.
Here we are faced with a high lineage compositional part of drummer who knows the psychic states of this format with a clear tilt to its version gringa. In general lines, highlights the subtlely cozy, discretion, both in the rhythm section as in the phrasing...
The title of this CD combines the word unity with junto, the Brazilian word for together, and it aptly describes the refined rapport between Hendrik Meurkens' harmonica and Misha Tsiganov's piano. Tsiganov, who came to the U.S. from Russia in 1991 to study...
09/15/14 Community Articles
The third version of the South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest will be held on Friday, October 17th in Miami. For one complete evening, jazz lovers from Miami and throughout the State of Florida will once again be able to enjoy the best talents from the Dominican...
I have rarely been so pleasantly surprised. I am also ashamed to admit that I have not heard Kerry Politzer until this—her sixth—album. What I have missed!
Toshi defies categories. "Fusion" remains the best, most accurate, description of his play but even this is found lacking when he breaks into a traditional piece such as “Besame Mucho.” Fusion, traditional Spanish, jazz, bossa nova or rock, Toshi plays them...
Finally, Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet has released the long-awaited sequel to “Gordon Blues,” the 1989 sextet recording of the group who won Hennessy Jazz Search competition. In the end, 25 years was not too long to wait for such a splendid recording...
A review of "Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra," a fiery new jazz recording that adds the full-throated roar of the big band to the music of the American composer, Charles Ives.
09/11/14 Community Articles
The Tim Hagans Quartet featuring Tim Hagans, trumpet, Rufus Reid, bass and Jukkis Uotila, drums, join with legendary pianist Don Friedman for performances on Friday and Saturday October 17 &amp; 18 at Jazz at Kitano. This collaboration between Hagans...
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