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Entries from August 2014

Matthieu Marthouret Bounce Trio: Small Streams…Big Rivers

Grenoble-born keyboardist Matthieu Marthouret started playing the Hammond organ as a way of covering for bass players’ absence from rehearsals. It became one of his favorite instruments, leading to the formation of the Matthieu Marthouret Organ Quartet in 2007 and then to the establishment of the Bo…

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

Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions

Think you know every aspect of Tierney Sutton’s artistic persona? Think again. Hearing the Paris Sessions is to hear Sutton anew.

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

Rigmor Gustafsson: When You Make Me Smile

Rigmor Gustaffson’s extensive discography, stretching back to 1997, has seen the Swedish vocalist working with major jazz musicians such as m: Jacky Terrasson and m: Eric Harland . When You Make Me Smile is her sixth album on the ACT Music label–all of which have included “You…

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

Adam Lane: Live In Ljubljana

In light of today’s economic hardships, jazz orchestras or more precisely innovative jazz orchestras are really only little big bands. When you cannot travel with two dozen musicians, a leader must recruit players who can project a synergetic sound that appears greater than the sum of their parts. M…

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

Andy Biskin’s Ibid: Act Necessary

A working jazz musician in New York City and environs since 1991, clarinetist, composer, and filmmaker m: Andy Biskin is a modern-day Renaissance Man. The Texas native was already a fixture in San Antonio’s polka scene (yes, people, this is a thing) as a teenager, Biskin attended Yale wh…

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

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio: Double Windsor

The piano trio is the supreme discipline in jazz. Through rich possibilities, it functions as a strong filter sifting out those few who were and are able to set new standards.

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

Avishai Cohen – Trumpet: Dark Nights

From the brooding opening title track to the closing m: Chet Baker homage, “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” Dark Nights unapologetically embraces the heart of jazz. Every aspect of the album–from the cover photo, to Cohen’s precise trumpet inflections, to the trio’s dedication to immediacy a…

Date: Aug 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews