Fourth week, fourth pianist: when Brad Mehldau came into my listenings – it caused an immediate impact – the way each hand played a separate melody, his obsessive attention to detail, the dynamics of the improvisation, made clear we were in presence of an extraordinary musician/performer.
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First album on the Criss Cross label for Michael Rodriguez – only 33 years old – the trumpet player gathers a remarkable quintet – all from his generation, his collaboration with Haden, Rubalcaba and Bobby Watson refined his creative melodic style and his transparent tone. 35 more words
Very creative musicians from Italy – Jonathan Kreisberg features the album – the second one – the quartet brings all their influences and offers a very pleasant work. 22 more words
Second week, second pianist – Thelonius Monk always sounds so distinctive that he can be immediately recognized. His sound often described as ugly beautiful – his songs were mostly composed before he was thirty – his notes sound as if they were wrong – the band would follow him – his sense of rhythm was unique – sometimes we wonder if he’s for real. 20 more words