Robert Carraher

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06/14/12    Albums

CD Review: Brian Bromberg “Compared To That”

They’ll never play this one in an elevator unless Otis invents one with swinging doors. Brian Bromberg hasn’t made an album in awhile now that swings so hard, swings so audaciously and quite so sweet. For this, his 20th solo collection, he has assembled...

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06/13/12    Albums

CD Review : Bill Evans “Live At Art D’Lugoff’s Top Of The Gate”

Art D'Lugoff opened The Village Gate in 1958 with the idea of seeking out the the hottest talent, hosting prominent jazz artists, including Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, and Miles Davis, as well as the best in comedy...

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06/02/12    Albums

CD Review: “301” by e.s.t (Esbjörn Svensson Trio)

Whenever I listen to e.s.t., the Esbjörn Svensson Trio, I am never sure how to classify it. Jazz? Neo-Classical? Electronica? But in the end, I get lost in the music and the labels no longer are important. For the uninitiated, e.s.t was the planet conquering...

06/02/12    Community Articles

Review: Frank Gambale “Soulmine” featuring Boca

Frank Gambale "Soulmine" (feat. Boca) Australian guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale, who is credited with reinventing the ‘sweep picking’ technique in guitar playing (where a 'sweeping' motion of the pick is combined with a matching fret hand technique, often...

05/30/12    Community Articles

CD Review: David Basse w/Phil Woods and Mike Melvoin “Uptown”

On the riverboat trip up the Mississippi River, on it’s way to Chicago and then on to New York, where it would get some sophistication in its strut, jazz took a left at St. Louis. Wound up in the frontier town of Kansas City where it decided that hangin’...

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05/25/12    Albums

The Two Sides of Aruan Ortiz

Santiarican Blues Suite was released on April 10 and together with Orbiting display two diverse sides of one of the greatest pianists working today in both avant-garde jazz as well as classical music. Aruán considers himself “a curious person who loves music”...

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About Robert Carraher

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Bass player, book & music reviewer.

Robert Carraher joined the JazzTimes community on May 17, 2012