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Bill Evans’ 1961 trio recordings from the Village Vanguard cast a long shadow in modern jazz. Nearly every piano trio since is spoken of in relation to that groundbreaking …
In a few years, people will probably be looking back on Blind Date as the album that really solidified Loren Stillman's reputation as one of the top jazzmen of …
Composer/bassist Jon Hamar gives an elegiac, thought-provoking look at life now and evermore with his second release, Hereafter. Using two sets of piano/drum acco…
The history of jazz has perhaps moved too quickly. Seemingly coming up with a different stylistic bent every decade or so, we have been forced too quickly to consider re…
On Changing Tide, guitarist / composer Kenny Carr’s third release, he does indeed change tides. His years as sideman for Ray Charles allow him to dip into deep R&…
In 1956 when this album was recorded, Jackie McLean was still enthralled by Bird. He had yet to have his mountainous change that occurred when he heard Ornette Coleman j…
19.08.2006

Live by Jam Camp

Published in Other - CD Reviews
Jam Camp, an aptly named group of five musicians, has released a live album. The album Live, is also aptly named. The happy fact about both band and album is t…
Caution: Read this whole review before deciding whether to buy this CD. "The project 'Around Jaco’.... has a density of its own.... " Thus states the promotional materia…
Upstate New York is fortunate to be favored by the ensemble playing and soloing of the Terry Gordon Quintet for over a decade. The rest of us are allowed to enjoy the TG…
The circumstances surrounding this album need not be covered again. Suffice it to say Sonny Rollins was not sure he wanted to play this concert and had to be talked into…
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