September 2019
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  
>> Breadcrumb :/Tag:big band jazz

Fred Hersch and the WDR Big Band, Begin Again | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | August 3rd, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

It says a lot about legendary jazz pianist Fred Hersch and his unique style that he can play with a large ensemble such as the WDR Big Band and leave you thinking primarily at those thoughtful phrases and unique cadences on the keyboard. WDR, based out of Germany, has a fine reputation for coming up with a sound that stands apart, so much so that I instantly know that these performances will not sound typical, all dynamics and precision and scope.… Read the full article

Comments Off on Fred Hersch and the WDR Big Band, Begin Again | The Vinyl Anachronist

Beata Pater, Tet | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | July 6th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , |

There’s a huge pile of recordings of female vocalists on the coffee table in my listening room right now, and Beata Pater‘s Tet has been sitting there for months, unnoticed. That was a mistake since this Polish-born singer, also a classically trained violinist, sounds just different enough to emerge from the pack as someone different and worthwhile. Pater isn’t concerned with being just a jazz singer, the kind who takes all the classics from the Great American Songbook and tries to put her stamp on it.… Read the full article

Comments Off on Beata Pater, Tet | The Vinyl Anachronist

Marton Juhasz, Discovery | The Vinyl Anachronist

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“Before recording the music, the eight musicians on the record spent a year rehearsing and playing together under the tutelage of some of the most respected names in jazz.” I read that sentence on the liner notes of drummer/composer Marton JuhaszDiscovery, his new album, and it didn’t seem like much of a surprise. That’s because I listened to the music first and thought wow, what an ambitious storm of an album. Juhasz, who hails from Hungary, is one of those young men who take the world of jazz by, well, storm, winning all the important awards and earning all the impressive degrees from prestigious institutions such as the Berklee College of Music in Boston.… Read the full article

Comments Off on Marton Juhasz, Discovery | The Vinyl Anachronist