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Entries Tagged as 'Jazz News'

John Pizzarelli, “Double Exposure”

By: Bill Donaldson Growing up as part of a family that hosted jazz people like Benny Goodman and Zoot Sims, John Pizzarelli couldn’t help but be influenced by jazz. Or by the guitar. His father, Bucky Pizzarelli, has devoted his life to playing guitar in broadcasting studios, big bands, Broadway pits, concert stages or nightclubs. [continue reading…]

Date: May 20th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Kyle Bruckmann “On Procedural Grounds” CD-2012 New World Records

Glenn Astarita New World Records is a New York City-based organization that specializes in the modern classical space, highlighting works by avant-garde composer John Cage and others. Every so often the label releases a progressive-jazz or in this case, a new music and largely unclassifiable program by experimentalist, composer and improviser Kyle Bruckmann. Featuring members [continue reading…]

Date: May 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Weather Report/The Jaco Years “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection”/Jazztrenzz

Karl Stober JJA Director John Ford once stated through his character Maxwell Scott in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” that, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend”, and why not, as it ignites inspiration to those whom embrace its mystique and drama. Legends have a way rebirthing old chapters to new. Thus the [continue reading…]

Date: May 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Santana The Early San Francisco Years-Anthology ’68-’69

Carlos Santana is a name synonymous with rock, Latin and blues music. He is a hero to millions of Latinos and inspiring guitar players worldwide. Santana’s influence ranges far and wide and the music he has produced since the 60s continues to gain a seemingly endless fan base

Date: Apr 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Chad Wackerman – Dreams Nightmares and Improvisations – CD-2012 Independent

Glenn Astarita As a young man, drummer Chad Wackerman was hired by Frank Zappa, which is no minor achievement. With his notoriously difficult charts, Zappa commanded the best from his musicians while running a tight ship along the way.

Date: Apr 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Yelena Eckemoff, FORGET-me-NOT – L & H Production, 2012

by Geannine Reid Russian pianist Yelena Eckemoff has long been adored by the ECM follower, her working relationships with many likeminded artists such artists as Peter Erskine and, more recently, Marilyn Mazur with her latest endeavor, FORGET-me-NOT, which delightfully features Tord Gustavsen recruit Mats Eilertsen on bass, rounds out the trio perfectly. Sonically pastoral beauty [continue reading…]

Date: Apr 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News

Lisa Hilton/ American Impressions (2012 Ruby Slippers Productions)

Karl H. Stober Under the influence of numerous safari’s in my career with Ms. Hilton, fourteen to be exact, one thing is certain, the Lioness of Jazz still remains untamed and wild in the ivory jungle.

Date: Apr 25th, 2012 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz News