Tag Archives: Jazz

Benny Lackner Trio: “Superbly modernistic piano trio music…”

It’s been just over a year since we last spotted Benny Lackner in Asia, a tumultuous year at that. Benny’s managed to release his fourth CD, entitled Cachuma, while also finding the time to learn the ropes as the first-time father of a lovely baby girl! For those of you who may still be unfamiliar […]

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Expanding Musical Boundaries with John Abercrombie

John Abercrombie is an acknowledged master of the electric guitar. As you might expect for someone who launched his musical career in the 1960’s, John has always been known as an experimenter. He was a key part of early fusion jazz bands with Billy Cobham, and the Brecker Brothers, but eventually followed his own muse […]

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Essential listening – Ari Hoenig Quartet

Last year, TimeOut New York published an article entitled “The 25 essential New York City jazz icons”. The list included 25 musicians, ranging in age from 30 to 86, whose “creative vitality… live presence, influence, conceptual ambition, stylistic range, and other intangibles” contributed to a “compelling case for why New York jazz is in the […]

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