jueves, 21 de agosto de 2014


Gran dedicación, responsabilidad y mucha pasión. RONALDO ALBENZIO es mucho más que el productor, director y presentador de JAZZ by JAZZ, lleva esta nuestra música en su corazón, en el alma, en su sangre.

El próximo día 22 de AGOSTO su mimada criatura cumple 13 años, muchos años de emisiones, de momentos inolvidables, de muy buena y variada música.

Para conmemorar estos 13 AÑOS ininterrumpidos de JAZZ by JAZZ, RONALDO ALBENZIO ha organizado para el próximo VIERNES 22 de AGOSTO una JAM SESSION a cargo del QUINTETO GIORDANO PAGOTTI.

No se pierdan el magnífico espectáculo el 22 de AGOSTO



20:00 h. (HORA BRASIL)






Frederic Borey & Yoann Loustalot - Lucky Dog (2014)

‘The musicality and the "introvert generosity" of Loustalot and the frank and sophisticated lyric
of Borey harmonize marvelously with this sort of grumbling virtuosity of clock of farm, which returns inimitable Yoni Zelnik, and the sharpness(delicacy) Fred Pasqua who allows him to play completely his polyrhythmic science without bothering the band‘.
Blog Jazzmag-Jazzman / Franck Bergerot 
‘These four musicians need by no means harmonious instrument
to support their music. They occupy the spaces of subtle compositions
and convenient to the improvisation without saturating the atmospheres which they sketch
with delicacy and imagination. It is a very good album ! ‘
Culture Jazz / Thierry Giard

01. The Real All of Me (4:37)
02. Pass’ Crap (4:46)
03. Lucky Dog (7:57)
04. Peaceful Time (3:19)
05. Jacky’s Method (4:29)
06. Yonisation (4:49)
07. Interférences (6:21)
08. Sinless (7:11)
09. Involved (6:25)
10. Etrange Ligne (6:32)


Frédéric Borey (tenor sax)
Yoann Loustalot (trumpet, flugelhorn on #8)
Yoni Zelnik (bass)
Fréderic Pasqua (drums)


Steve Wilson / Lewis Nash - Duologue (2014)

It's inspiring that there's still a few doors open to musos that just want to do something simple, elegant and daring. This is a drum/sax face off by 2 pros that don't have to but can carry the load by themselves. And they do it in that special way where they compliment and support each other when not just tearing it up with more vivre than they should have. Squeezing this duo thing in since the turn of the century when their ‘day jobs' will let them, the simpatico has only deepened over the years and the opening notes of "Caravan" will amazingly tell you all you need to know about their musical telepathy. It might be a sitting down jazz date throughout but you don't have to be a Sunday afternoon egghead to dig it. Hell, it'll even get said eggheads swinging to it. Well done.

01. Caravan
02. The Mooche
03. RCJG
04. Monk Medley Part 1 (Ask Me Now, Evidence)
05. Row Twelve
06. Black Gold
07. Jitterbug Waltz
08. Freedom Jazz Dance
09. Monk Medley Part 2 (Bright Mississippi, Four In One)
10. Happy House
11. Woody 'N' You

Steve Wilson: saxophone
Lewis Nash: drums

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


Akiko - Commencement (2014)

My name is Akiko Tsuruga, a jazz Hammond B3 organist who is seeking your support for my new project. Excitedly, I've launched my own label. For the purpose of releasing my new CD, I need your support to make this happen.

About Akiko
If you haven't heard of me before or don't know me well, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to explore some new music.I started playing the organ at the age of 3 and, in a Christian family, was influenced by church music. After graduating from Osaka College of Music, my career as a jazz organist started immediately. I immigrated into NYC in 2001 and have been blessed with so many celebrated music artists such as Lou Donaldson, Grady Tate, Dr. Lonnie Smith,  Frank Wess, Bernard 'Pretty' Prudie and Jimmy Cobb. I have been playing Hammond B3 Organ in Lou Donaldson's Quartet since 2007. He has taken me to all over the world (Europe, Asia including jazz clubs and jazz festivals in the United States). Meanwhile, my own band has headlined many well-known jazz venues as Vail Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in Jazz at Lincoln Center.

For more information, please check out my website www.akikojazz.com

01. Blues for Bandit 5:18
02. Funky Girl 5:08
03. When Johnny Comes Marching Home 5:14
04. How Deep Is Your Love 5:54
05. Give Me the Simple Life 5:11
06. Spanish Flea 4:41
07. It's Easy to Remember 6:15
08. L-O-V-E 6:12
09. Don't Misunderstand 6:09
10. Commencement 6:54

Akiko (Hammond B3 organ)
John Heart (guitar)
Jeff Hamilton (drums)

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


Eric Reed - The Adventurous Monk (2014)

Philadelphia-born pianist Eric Reed gained exposure as a teenager with Wynton Marsalis, and has since worked with stars as diverse as Benny Carter and Cassandra Wilson. Now – at 43 – he is a well-established soloist with over a dozen recordings as a leader under his belt.

The Adventurous Monk is Reed’s third Thelonious Monk-related CD. 2011 saw the release of “The Dancing Monk”, and “The Baddest Monk” followed a year later. The most recent album is dedicated to the life and legacy of Cedar Walton - who died shortly before its recording – and is the first of the three not to feature at least one “original” by Reed.

Thelonious sets off at a blistering pace, and the leader, accompanied by bassist Ben Williams and Gregory Hutchinson at the drums, typically approaches the tune from an oblique angle. Seamus Blake enters slyly on tenor saxophone, like he’s inveigled his way onto the stage to sit in on someone else’s gig. He produces a blustery solo, after which there seems to be a few moments’ indecision followed by a passage for bass and drums. Then it just finishes without a conclusion; very strange.

Blake is much more trenchant and coherent on the next track, Work, but he appears on only one other piece, the rarely-heard Gallop’s Gallop (which is even better, due to Hutchinson’s razor-sharp contribution). Despite the saxophonist’s technical mastery and occasional nods to Charlie Rouse, he sounds out of place and the tracks without him are generally more successful.

Seven of the ten pieces are under five minutes long. This encourages focus, but the incisive pianist is not above quotations and throws in bits of “Isotope”, “On the Street Where You Live” and Monk’s own “Misterioso” along the way.

If something new is to be brought to such an iconic body of work, one wonders how it might be achieved without tinkering and introducing gimmicks. Reed does both of those things to a degree, and some attempts are more successful than others. On the whole, the melodies and harmonies are retained, and the alterations are to the rhythms. Much of the jagged weight of Evidence is lost, but the straight-time sections in the middle are so magnificent that you’d forgive anything. Nutty is given a loose Latin feel, and Pannonica is turned into a kind of rumba. It takes a bit of getting used to, but, with perseverance, works well.

Reed has included ‘Round Midnight – perhaps the most frequently-played of all Monk compositions - on all three related albums. The theme is shared by piano and bass, which is a nice idea, and the carefully-chosen notes skirt around the chords. Dear Ruby - the vocal version of Ruby, My Dear, with lyrics by Sally Swisher - is sung with deep feeling and accuracy by Charenee Wade.

The closing Ba-lue Bolivar Ba-lues-Are starts with terrific drum work over a walking bass. The tune’s only hinted at during a great piano solo, but the very ending – after the melody is finally stated - is marred by unnecessary fiddling that would have benefited from the editor’s knife.

Regardless of its quirks and mis-fires, The Adventurous Monk is extremely good without being particularly adventurous. Reed’s playing is shot through with conviction and dynamism, and you feel as if he’d be happy playing nothing but this material for the rest of his life.

01. Thelonious
02. Work
03. Reflections
04. Evidence
05. Round Midnight
06. Nutty
07. Gallop's Gallop
08. Pannonica
09. Dear Ruby
10. Ba-lues Bolivar Ba-lues-are

Eric Reed (piano)
Seamus Blake (tenor sax)
Ben Williams (double bass)
Gregory Hutchinson (drums)
Charenee Wade (vocals in “Dear Ruby”)

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins


Robert Burke With Kenny Werner - Do True (2014)

Source: Robert Burke
Label: Jazzhead

"The idea of recording my own CD in New York was conceived in early 2013, but has been an aspiration since my early formative years of playing music. Over the last 30 years of my professional playing life, I had enjoyed developing artistic relationships with fantastic local musicians resulting in many CD recordings and performances nationally and Internationally, but I felt it was now time to collaborate with international artists that would further develop my creative scope outside ‘my village’, and a deeper understanding of music in a global sense of music-making.
The recording came to fruition with the help of Dave Schroeder (director of Jazz at NYU), who organised the recording studio engineer (Paul Wickliffe) and introduced me to brilliant New York jazz pianist Kenny Werner. Kenny and I discussed the rhythm section needed for the recording and suggested musicians that he had a strong rapport with: Johannes Weidenmueller and Richie Barshay - an empathy that is evident in this recording. The repertoire selected is a combination of Kenny Werner’s and my compositions and a beautiful tune composed by Paul Grabowsky".
                                                                                                                                            Robert Burke

1. Do True 07:02
2. Valse 07:06
3. Shivaya 06:18
4. The Prize 07:47
5. Angel 07:11   
6. Georgia James 06:50
7. Keeper of Dreams 07:01
8. Pratology 06:34
9. Gerakan 08:14


Robert Burke - Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet
Kenny Werner - Piano
Johannes Weidenmueller - Bass
Richie Barshay - Drums


Francesco Cafiso - Live At Casa Del Jazz, Rome (2006)

What a talented sax player !!!
i love his playing since he was a teen ager
and till these days when he matured.
enjoy :-)

1) Sweet Georgia Brown 9:46
2) The First One 8:42
3) Well You Needn't 10:14
4) You Don't Know What Love Is 11:53
5) Panta Jazz 10:34
6) Epistrophy 13:11

Francesco Cafiso (alto sax), 
Sandro Gibellini (g), 
Aldo Zunino (bass).

Recorded Live at Casa del Jazz,
Rome 2006, March 19


Mark Elf Returns 2014

Mark Elf Returns 2014 album for sale by Mark Elf was released Aug 19, 2014 on the Jen Bay label. Recording information: Acoustic Sound Recording (12/16/2013). Personnel: Mark Elf (guitar); David Hazeltine (piano); Peter Washington (bass); Lewis Nash (drums). Mark Elf Returns 2014 CD music contains a single disc with 10 songs.

01. A Little Diddy 6:22
02. It Was So Beautiful 4:22
03. Jacky's Jaunt 6:55
04. Time on My Hands 4:50
05. Michellie's Mambo 5:44
06. Low Blow (Baritone Guitar) 5:39
07. Titillating 6:52
08. The Bottom Line (Baritone Guitar) 3:22
09. People Will Say We're in Love 5:59
10. The Sandy Effect 4:34

"Hearing is Everything" Peter Watkins