Cityscape is an album by the German composer, arranger and conductor Claus Ogerman and the American saxophonist Michael Brecker. It was released in 1982 on Warner Bros. Records. AllMusic Review by James Manheim: German-born composer [More]
“7 Gegner” composed by Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr From the Album “Running” (ACT 9545-2) Personnel: Julian Wasserfuhr – trumpet & programming Roman Wasserfuhr – piano, keys Benjamin Garcia Alonso – bass Oliver Rehmann – drums [More]
Milanese pianist Stefano Bollani sees Naples as “a parallel universe in which I often wander, alone or with companions”. His tribute to the city devotes some of its 16 tight tracks to his virtuosic solo [More]
Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé several times, including the original 1924 scoring, “theater orchestra” setting published in 1926, and the symphony orchestra scoring published in 1942, though completed [More]
Passages (Vijay Iyer). From the album A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke. Thom Jurek in his review for Allmusic says that “The instincts these players offer in these works display the duo’s mutual desire for intimate [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: This Atlantic release has some unusual performances by the Modern Jazz Quartet. Two selections (“Da Capo” and “Fine”) combine the MJQ, which is comprised of vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John [More]
The Easy Way is an album by American jazz composer and arranger Jimmy Giuffre which was released on the Verve label in 1959. AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Jimmy Giuffre’s small-group recordings of the late [More]
Dreams is an album by Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó featuring performances recorded in 1968 and released on the Skye label. AllMusic Review by Douglas Payne: Here, Gabor Szabo ambitiously pairs his outstanding quintet (featuring Jimmy [More]
In this video, Dick Hyman acknowledges his acoustic mastery as well as his electronic explorations while improvising on the piano and the newly re-issued Moog Modular System 55. American pianist and composer Dick Hyman is [More]
“A Day In the Life of a Peaceful Soul” (Jan von Klewitz & Markus Burger). Album: “Tertia”(2007). “Spiritual Standards” : Jan von Klewitz – alto saxophone Markus Burger –  piano