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Yes! Trio: Groove du Jour (Jazz & People)

The Yes! Trio is sure evidence of jazz synthesis: three dissimilar musicians renowned for individual style and direction yet who, when fused and hardened in the fire of jazz, bring something new and different into play, a fresh creation. Pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Omer Avital, and drummer Ali Jackson are hardly conventional jazz musicians. Goldberg … Read More “Yes! Trio: Groove du Jour (Jazz & People)”

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Ali Jackson: Amalgamations

Ali Jackson is a loyal acolyte of Wynton Marsalis. The trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic director became something of a father figure to Jackson after his dad died, and he’s helped shepherd the drummer’s career right up through his current position as timekeeper of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Marsalis and other … Read More “Ali Jackson: Amalgamations”

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Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital: Yes!

This deeply satisfying collaboration of drummer Ali Jackson, pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Omer Avital was a long time coming. They’ve known and worked with one another for a couple of decades, having crossed paths in school, in assorted bands, on the road and at Manhattan’s Smalls, where Avital anchored bands for years. All three … Read More “Ali Jackson/Aaron Goldberg/Omer Avital: Yes!”

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