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martes, 19 de noviembre de 2019

Jerry Weldon • Head to Head

Tenor saxophonists Jerry Weldon and Michael Karn share many of the same influences including Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley and Joe Henderson. Karn has a slightly harder tone but the two tenors are quite complementary and of equal talent. For this hard bop outing from Criss Cross, Weldon and Karn are joined by pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Billy Drummond. Although the co-leaders contribute two originals apiece, the newer pieces are in the same basic chordal-oriented style as the six vintage tunes (which include a long and blazing tenor tradeoff on "Ko-Ko," "Ow," the Sonny Rollins-associated "If Ever I Would Leave You" and ballad features for Karn ("Who Can I Turn To") and Weldon ("All the Way"). Fun music easily recommended to straight-ahead jazz collectors. ~ Scott Yanow


Los saxofonistas Jerry Weldon y Michael Karn comparten muchas de las mismas influencias, incluyendo a Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley y Joe Henderson. Karn tiene un tono ligeramente más duro pero los dos tenores son bastante complementarios y de igual talento. Para esta dura salida de Criss Cross, Weldon y Karn están acompañados por el pianista Bruce Barth, el bajista Peter Washington y el baterista Billy Drummond. Aunque los co-líderes aportan dos originales cada uno, las piezas más nuevas tienen el mismo estilo básico orientado a los acordes que los seis temas vintage (que incluyen un largo y ardiente intercambio de tenor en "Ko-Ko", "Ow", "If Ever I Would Leave You", asociado con Sonny Rollin, y baladas para Karn ("Who Can I Turn To") y Weldon ("All the Way"). La música divertida se recomienda fácilmente a los coleccionistas de jazz. ~ Scott Yanow

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Bud Shank Featuring Chet Baker • Michelle

German Paintings of the Fifteenth through Seventeenth Centuries • NGA

This catalogue contains entries on fifteenth- and sixteenth- (and one seventeenth-) century German (and Austrian) paintings in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, both German and Austrian. Entries are arranged alphabetically by artist and there is a short biography and bibliography for each artist. Individual entries follow the model established by earlier systematic catalogues and full scholarly and technical information is provided for each painting. Questions of attribution, iconography, and social and religious function and context are discussed and, where relevant, comparative examples, reconstructions of altarpieces, x-radiography and infra-red reflectogram assemblies are included. The catalogue also contains the results of dendrochronological examinations of the paintings.

The History of Jazz • Ted Gioia

Jazz is the most colorful and varied art form in the world and it was born in one of the most colorful and varied cities, New Orleans. From the seed first planted by slave dances held in Congo Square and nurtured by early ensembles led by Buddy Belden and Joe "King" Oliver, jazz began its long winding odyssey across America and around the world, giving flower to a thousand different forms--swing, bebop, cool jazz, jazz-rock fusion--and a thousand great musicians. Now, in The History of Jazz, Ted Gioia tells the story of this music as it has never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved.
Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton ("the world's greatest hot tune writer"), Louis Armstrong (whose O-keh recordings of the mid-1920s still stand as the most significant body of work that jazz has produced), Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker's surgical precision of attack, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the Knitting Factory. Gioia provides the reader with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. Gioia also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the reader to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after hours spots of corrupt Kansas city, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born. He shows for instance how the development of technology helped promote the growth of jazz--how ragtime blossomed hand-in-hand with the spread of parlor and player pianos, and how jazz rode the growing popularity of the record industry in the 1920s. We also discover how bebop grew out of the racial unrest of the 1940s and '50s, when black players, no longer content with being "entertainers," wanted to be recognized as practitioners of a serious musical form. Jazz is a chameleon art, delighting us with the ease and rapidity with which it changes colors. Now, in Ted Gioia's The History of Jazz, we have at last a book that captures all these colors on one glorious palate. Knowledgeable, vibrant, and comprehensive, it is among the small group of books that can truly be called classics of jazz literature.

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Monty Alexander • Harlem-Kingston Express Live!

Monty Alexander celebrated his 50th year of phenomenal musicianship by releasing two outstanding recordings: the now Grammy® nominated Harlem-Kingston Express Live! and Uplift (via Jazz Legacy Productions). Co-Produced by Jana Herzen, Katherine Miller, and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola's Todd Barkan (who introduced Motéma and Monty to each other), the Best Reggae Album nomination is truly a fantastic accomplishment in what has been a hugely successful year for the pianist. Upon its release, Harlem-Kingston Express Live! dominated the airwaves, reaching #1 on both Jazzweek's Jazz and World radio charts, while press buzzed over the album's Jamaican influences, which include elements of mento, ska as well as R&B.


Monty Alexander celebró sus 50 años de fenomenal musicalidad lanzando dos grabaciones sobresalientes: la ahora nominada a los Grammy® Harlem-Kingston Express Live! y Uplift (a través de Jazz Legacy Productions). Coproducida por Jana Herzen, Katherine Miller y Todd Barkan de Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (quien presentó a Motéma y Monty entre sí), la nominación al Mejor Álbum de Reggae es realmente un logro fantástico en lo que ha sido un año de gran éxito para la pianista. Tras su lanzamiento, Harlem-Kingston Express Live! dominó las ondas, alcanzando el primer puesto en las listas de éxitos de Jazzweek y World radio, mientras que la prensa se interesó por las influencias jamaicanas del álbum, que incluyen elementos de mento, ska y R&B.
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