New Release Review: Vince Tampio – “Live at PafA”

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The following is an excerpt from a recent article I wrote for All About Jazz:

The long-standing practice of incorporating non-Western instruments within a jazz setting is further evolved on up-and-coming trumpeter and composer Vince Tampio’s self-produced album Live at PafA. Continue reading “New Release Review: Vince Tampio – “Live at PafA””

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New Release Review: Niculin Janett Quartet (feat. Rich Perry) – “No Parking Any Time” (QFTF)

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The following is an excerpt from a recent article I wrote for All About Jazz:

Zurich-based alto saxophonist and composer Niculin Janett, in the naming of his quartet’s debut album, encapsulated the essence of his music with an otherwise vexatious phrase that regularly victimizes most city dwellers: No Parking Any Time. Although irritating for motorists, an ordinance prohibiting parking in terms of music, especially jazz, would seemingly stimulate perpetual movement and growth. Uniting under this theme of motion, Janett’s quartet slices the brake lines and speeds ahead, depositing an inspired set of meandering music along the way. Continue reading “New Release Review: Niculin Janett Quartet (feat. Rich Perry) – “No Parking Any Time” (QFTF)”