Pour son quatrième album, le guitariste maltais basé à Paris développe, à la tête d’un groupe multiculturel, un ensemble de compositions qui challenge le jeu tout en n’excluant ni la douceur, ni le sens de l’espace. Soliste de la ligne claire, d’une articulation qui ne souffre aucune imprécision, Sandro Zerafa parvient à capter et restituer dans son art une sorte de lumière : celle qui révèle les beautés du monde et éclaire nos âmes sensibles par la musique. « More Light », et l’on en a bien besoin.
This delightful release, from the Indian Summer of Bernard Herrmann's recording career, always got neglected by its potential audiences, ignored by Herrmann's fans in favor of his recordings of his film music or his own classical compositions (or more conventionally familiar works such as The Planets) and missed totally by jazz listeners of a historical bent. The material contained herein is distinctly symphonic or – perhaps more accurately – concert hall jazz, the work of established composers coming to grips with and using the then-new music in their own idiom…
Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century.
The famous Traditional New Orleans-style Jazz band 'Preservation Hall Jazz Band' has been performing and recording music since the early 1960's. In 2013 they signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment and on April 21st, 2017 they will be releasing their second album under the deal "So It Is".
The cover art of COMPACT JAZZ * BEST OF DIXIELAND is potentially misleading. Pictured are 78s and cylinders made in the pre-microphone acoustic recording era. Although some of the artists here, such as Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory, were in the studios in those pioneer days, none of their early work is to be found on this set. Rather, we have a collection of full range hi-fi or stereo tracks made for VERVE records in the years spanning 1955 to '61 (the exceptions being one side from 1964 and another made a decade later). A few of the classic New Orleans "locale" tunes appear ("Basin St. Blues," "Perdido St. Blues," "Canal St. Blues"), as well as perennial favorites ("Ballin' The Jack," "St. Louis Blues," "Hindustan"). For an opportunity to listen to the music being performed all around the Crescent City a half-century ago, VERVE's BEST OF DIXIELAND cannot be beat.
À l’instar des coffrets Nova, TSF, sa filiale jazz, propose un ensemble de 10 CD classés chronologiquement de 1999 à 2008. Il s’agit de représenter la « playlist » de la radio jazz, dernier enfant de la galaxie Frank Ténot.
Cette playlist fait la part belle aux musiciens français et on s’en réjouit.
One of three LPs recorded by the Gerry Mulligan Sextet of 1955-56, this set includes plenty of lesser-known songs including "Mainstream," "Igloo" and "Lollypop." With such strong soloists as baritonist Mulligan, the always swinging tenor of Zoot Sims, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and trumpeter Jon Eardley, this was a classic West Coast style jazz band and each of its recordings are worth acquiring.