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Entries from April 2016

Dor Herskovits Trio: Happy

Happy is the debut digit-only EP release (available here) from drummer m: Dor Herskovits who leads his trio, pianist m: Isaac Wilson and bassist m: Max Salinger-Ridley through one standard, “My One And Only Love” and four other original compositions totally about… [ read more ]

Date: Apr 29th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Alex Goodman: Border Crossing

Border Crossing was born of guitarist Alex Goodman’s careful cogitation concerning his move from Canada to New York. It’s a beautifully contemplative bridge-builder of an album, bringing together musicians from both realms and connecting classically-oriented ideals, jazz language, and modern thought… [ read more ]

Date: Apr 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Avi Rothbard: City Colors

Guitarist m: Avi Rothbard , born in Israel and, since 1999, a mover and shaker in New York City, enjoys a distinguished career as a jazz performer and clinician. Sadly, his time in the studio has been intermittent at best. City Colors, his third leader date in 15 years, is his fullest rA(C)s…

Date: Apr 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Marilyn Lerner / Ken Filiano / Lou Grassi: Live At Edgefest

Three stalwarts of the improvised music scene combine to persuasive effect on the limited edition LP Live At Edgefest. An excellent sound allows Canadian pianist m: Marilyn Lerner and the NYC-based pairing of bassist m: Ken Filiano and drummer m: Lou Grassi to be h…

Date: Apr 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

: Buddy Collette: Four Classic Albums

Like many of his fellow West Coast musicians, m: Buddy Collette was proficient on multiple instruments. He could play alto and tenor sax, but tended toward the clarinet and the flute for most of his recording career. His solo records were as light and effortless as most jam form the West..

Date: Apr 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest

It plays out like a tale of espionage. In Bremen, Germany, more than five-thousand miles from his Los Angeles home, American producer Zev Feldman, has a chance meeting with the son of a late German jazz producer. In a parking lot, the German plays a single track of music on his car stereo; a forgott… [ read more ]

Date: Apr 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Leila Bordreuil and Michael Foster: The Caustic Ballads

On the surface, the album title might be an oxymoron. None of these free-form works resemble traditional ballads, but the young Brooklyn-based duo’s ideology and vision is clearly distinct and personalized via these jaunts that to some extent, parallel the British free jazz scene with acidic, creaky… [ read more ]

Date: Apr 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews