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Entries from August 2016

John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia: Paco and John – Live at Montreux 1987

It’s truly a shame that, all too often, artists with diverse careers become pigeon-holed, defined by the primary genre in which they first achieved notoriety. Take guitarist John McLaughlin, for instance. Ask most jazz fans about him and what will first come out of most of their mouths will include…

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

Seamus Blake / Chris Cheek: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Friends and musical collaborators for more than two decades, New York tenor saxophonists Seamus Blake and Chris Cheek have been leaders, sidemen and big band soloist throughout their distinguished careers and seem to cherish their roles as co-leaders on joint projects such as their critically-acclai… [ read more ]

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

: Flying Machines

Flying Machines is the eponymous debut album by a group led by British guitarist Alex Munk whose late father Roger Munk was the inspiration for the project. Munk Senior was a leading figure in the design and construction of modern airships, otherwise known as Hybrid Air Vehicles. Munk Junior graduat..

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

Michael Musillami/Rich Syracuse: Of The Night

It would be hard to name an artist who has written more jazz standards than saxophonist m: Wayne Shorter , someone who has been penning memorable tunes since his days with m: Art Blakey ‘s Jazz Messengers in the very early sixties. After his stint with Blakey, he contributed his…

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

Black Art Jazz Collective: Black Art Jazz Collective – Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club

The Black Art Jazz Collective was founded in 2013 by saxophonist m: Wayne Escoffery , trumpeter m: Jeremy Pelt and drummer m: Johnathan Blake , with bassist m: Dwayne Burno added shortly thereafter, and further expanded by trombonist {{m: James Burton = 7… [ read more ]

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

Harry Allen’s All Star New York Saxophone Band: The Candy Men

The legendary Four Brothers reed section of m: Woody Herman ‘s famous “Second Herd” big band of 1947, ( m: Herbie Steward , m: Zoot Sims , m: Stan Getz and m: Serge Chaloff ) is reimagined and reinvigorated by jazz icons m: Harry Allen … [ read more ]

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

Dave Stryker: Eight Track II

Sequels are a tricky business, often playing to expectations and hewing close to the formula(s) that helped spawn them in the first place. For many, for those very reasons, they’re automatically viewed as a slam dunk, aiding in the creation and extension of a franchise entertainment experience for g… [ read more ]

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