Post Tagged with: "Capri Records"

Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato – Limitless (2013)

These days, some piano trios are forward thinking (Vijay Iyer) and others are defiantly and proudly steeped in tradition (Jarrett/Peacock/DeJohnette). The trio started up by Colin Stranahan (drums), Glenn Zaleski (piano) and Rick Rosato (double bass) splits the difference between these two approaches.

Mark Masters Ensemble – Everything You Did (2013)

Steely Dan has long implicitly and sometimes explicitly paid tribute to jazz through their own music. Bandleader, arranger and American Jazz Institute Board of Directors President Mark Masters thought it would be a cool idea to pay back the favor.

Curtis Fuller – Down Home (2012)

Sounding something like the classic Blue Note recordings of trombonist Curtis Fuller’s youth, Down Home has an in-the-pocket joy that’s contagious.

Half Notes: Jeff Hamilton Trio – Red Sparkle (2012)

As with the Symbiosis album that it follows, Red Sparkle is a Jeff Hamilton small combo setting where its drummer leader can make his presence known without having to be overbearing.

Half Notes: Ernie Krivda – Blues for Pekar (2011)

Tenor man Ernie Krivda pays tribute to a fellow Cleveland resident, the late writer (American Splendor) and jazz critic Harvey Pekar in this lickety-split throwback bebop recording, out today on CD and DVD formats through Capri Records. Krivda only stops to take a breath during the lastingly beautiful “Darn that Dream,” by Jimmy Van Heusen. That’s the exception that provesRead More

One Track Mind: Walt Weiskopf, “Love for Sale” (2011)

Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf’s first-ever in-concert recording Walt Weiskopf Quartet: Live, issued earlier in the month on Colorado-based Capri Records, is special in another personal way.

Jake Fryer/Bud Shank Quintet – In Good Company (2011)

photo: Gordon Sapsed by S. Victor Aaron Just before kickoff for the Fiesta Bowl played the other day between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Connecticut Huskies, the sad story was told about the starting UConn cornerback who was senselessly stabbed to death during the prior football season. The night before his murder, Jasper Howard and his teammates celebrated a bigRead More

One Track Mind: Curtis Fuller – "Alamode" (2010)

One Track Mind: Curtis Fuller – "Alamode" (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron A guy who has helped to pioneer a fluid yet supple sound for the trombone, participated in so many classic records and performed as a member of so many prominent jazz ensembles should be a first ballot entry into the jazz Hall of Fame, if such a thing were to exist. But the only trombonist toRead More

Year-End Odds and Ends: Jazz, Vol. 3

Year-End Odds and Ends: Jazz, Vol. 3

by S. Victor Aaron This article makes it twenty-three albums covered in the span of eight days, which put a nice dent in my backlog, and there’s just a couple more to go before turning our attention to the year 2009 in music. The batch of records covered here draws attention to jazz veterans and rooks alike who are offRead More