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Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Emerson Lake and Palmer, Gov’t Mule, Jeff Beck, Lead Belly, the Knack and the Staple Singers.

Jamison Ross – Jamison (2015)

Jamison Ross – Jamison (2015)

2012 Thelonius Monk Competition winner Jamison Ross won the contest with his drums, but his debut ‘Jamison’ will win more likely over listeners with his amazing voice.

Jeff Lorber + Chuck Loeb, with Everette Harp, Rick Braun, et. al – Bop (2015)

Jeff Lorber + Chuck Loeb, with Everette Harp, Rick Braun, et. al – Bop (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Bop,’ led by Jeff Lorber and Chuck Loeb, featuring a who’s who of contemporary jazz artists playing the bebop jazz that inspired them.

Grace Marino, “Take A Chance (Gotta Get Happy)” (2015): One Track Mind

Grace Marino, “Take A Chance (Gotta Get Happy)” (2015): One Track Mind

The jazzy “Take A Chance (Gotta Get Happy)” sways to the atmospheric cadence of Grace Marino’s affecting vocals and cool-cat instrumentation.

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.

Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh – Riding The Moment (2015)

Denny Zeitlin and George Marsh – Riding The Moment (2015)

Here is a review of a uniquely experimental set of electro-acoustic improvisations between Denny Zeitlin and George March, ‘Riding The Moment.’

Renato D’Aiello – Satori (2015)

Renato D’Aiello – Satori (2015)

Renato D’Aiello’s ‘Satori’ surprised me in all the best ways good music can, and I warmed more to it with each play – and there have been many.

Ivo Perelman and Whit Dickey – Tenorhood (2015)

Ivo Perelman and Whit Dickey – Tenorhood (2015)

Ivo Perelman ha s meeting of the minds with drummer Whit Dickey in exploring what is possible on a tenor saxophone thanks to the innovations of his forebears.

Nick Hempton, “Change For A Dollar [Catch and Release #8]” (2015): One Track Mind

Nick Hempton, “Change For A Dollar [Catch and Release #8]” (2015): One Track Mind

Here’s a review of the last song from Nick Hempton’s ‘Catch and Release’ series. “Change For A Dollar” features his base quartet plus tenorman Jerry Weldon.

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ As Falls Wichita took us on a stunning, cinematic journey

When Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ ‘As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls’ arrived in May 1981, it sounded like nothing else in my record collection.