NEW THIS WEEK FOR 4/11/11
BEN ALLISON –
“ACTION-REFRACTION” (Progressive outing from this guitarist, mix of standards,
originals and new standards).
GEORGE COLE QUINTET – “RIVERSIDE DRIVE”
(Gypsy jazz, with mostly vocals).
ORRIN EVANS – “CAPTAIN BLACK
BIG BAND” (Edgy big band session, doing mostly originals).
The Revivalist.com Review:
FIVEPLAY JAZZ QUINTET – “FIVE
OF HEARTS” (Not to be confused with the all-female band, doing all
straight-ahead originals by band members).
BILL KWAN – “PENTIMENTO”
(Male vocalist, singing old and new standards).
DAVE LeFEBVRE – “FROM SOUL TO
SOUL” (Mix of straight-ahead and contemporary sounds, doing all originals).
FRANK MACCHIA – “SON OF FOLK
SONGS FOR JAZZERS” (Big band, featuring all-star sidemen, doing arrangements of
IRVIN MAYFIELD – “A LOVE
LETTER TO NEW ORLEANS” (Trumpeter, saluting his hometown, with various group
configurations, with several trumpet/piano duets).
RICH PELLEGRIN QUINTET –
“THREE-PART ODYSSEY” (Progressive quintet, doing all originals by band members).
ALEX PINTO QUARTET – “INNER STATE”
(Progressive quartet, doing all originals).
The JazzPage Review:
Q.E.D. – “YET WHAT IS ANY
OCEAN…” (Interesting trio configuration, doing all straight-ahead originals).
Origin Records Review:
REBIRTH BRASS BAND – “REBIRTH
OF NEW ORLEANS” (Classic New Orleans brass band sounds).
Seattle PostIntelligenser Review:
KOREY RIKER – “PREHUMOUS”
(Sax player, doing all originals, mostly contemporary, option-slot material).
WAYNE RIKER QUINTET –
“PENUMBRAL SKY” (Local guitarist, doing straight-ahead, bluesy originals).
TOMMY SMITH – “KARMA” (Sax
player, doing mostly very edgy contemporary tunes).
Edinburgh Festival Guide:
ROSSANO SPORTIELLO – “LUCKY
TO BE ME” (Straight-ahead piano trio).
DAVE STERNER QUINTET –
“SIDETRACKED” (Double sax quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).
Cleveland Scene Review: