John Escreet admires the legacy of Paul Bley, Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor – his compositions are sometimes simple but significant pieces or full of notes, he doesn’t help our listening, contemporary sounds, restless atmosphere always demanding our full concentration: 42 more words
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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.
From guitarist Adam Rogers and saxophonist Dave Binney‘s last album R&B – comes this tune I Feel a Song Coming On – the quartet is completed with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gerald Cleaver – the release happened a few days ago and the work concentrates on bebop, ballads and classics. 15 more words
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