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Entries from January 2014

Bob Ross: Arriving

Arrival, while low-key in many ways, is something of a signal flare, sending out notice of an on-the-rise leader located in Ohio. Newcomer guitarist Bob Ross graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Music in 2008 and completed his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies at The University…

Date: Jan 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It!

Fifty years is a long time to carry the torch of the music of others and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has done just that with class, joviality, and a sense of purpose to preserve traditional New Orleans jazz music. In a step away from their mission of preservation, the band has created new music…

Date: Jan 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Mumpbeak: Mumpbeak

When considering most instances of progressive rock, Mumpbeak is a horse of a different color. With four world- class bassists, chiefly performing on alternating tracks, and keyboardist m: Roy Powell ‘s unearthly sound-shaping mechanisms garnered from an electronically souped-up Hohner cl…

Date: Jan 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Amy Cervini: Jazz Country

This album title is something of a double entendre. It references the jazz community that surrounds the lady of the hour, but it’s really about the nexus that exists between the two American-born forms of music that make up its name. Therefore, it could be said that Jazz Country is missing a hyphen…

Date: Jan 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

William Hooker: Heart of the Sun

Suddenly Heart Of The Sun from veteran drummer m: William Hooker ‘s The Gift looks a whole lot more poignant. With the passing of trumpeter m: Roy Campbell in January 2014, Hooker has been deprived of one of his longest collaborators. Campbell first appeared alongside the drumme…

Date: Jan 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Peter Danemo: Peter Danemo

Swedish drummer m: Peter Danemo leads his own groups and quartets. The first one featured the late pianist m: EsbjA rn Svensson and was called the Peter Danemo Kapell– since the late eighties but his output as a leader is relatively rare.

Date: Jan 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Albert Ayler: Lorrach, Paris 1966

This is the third edition of the original pressing by hatOLOGY records, containing re-masters of tenor saxophonist m: Albert Ayler ‘s live performances in Lorrach, Germany, and live tracks recorded at the Paris jazz festival, culled from his 1966 European tour. In the liners, Peter Niklas…

Date: Jan 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews