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Dusted Magazine has high praise for “Central Line” by Art Hirahara

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A pithy observation from American naturalist Ralph Waldo Emerson graces the cardboard gatefold of Central Line, pianist Art Hirahara’s third project for the Positone label: “The ancestor of every action is a thought.” The importance of ancestry in a more historical sense folds indelibly into not only Hirahara’s audibly observable actions, but also his carefully considered approach to his i ...Read More

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January 22nd, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Midwest Record gives us a look at “Central Line” by Art Hirahara

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Here’s a piano man bold enough to make a modern, mainstream date and doing it while surrounding himself with hell raisers like Donny McCaslin, Rudy Royston and Linda Oh.  Swinging easy but to the left, you won’t mistake this for cocktail jazz but Hirahara could do a killer job on that form if he every chose to take the easy way out.  Piano fans take note, this is a date not to be missed. Hot ...Read More

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December 2nd, 2016 at 11:13 am

Something Else shows it’s Gratitude for Tom Tallitsch’s latest release

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Last spring tenor sax ace Tom Tallitsch put forth his seventh album Gratitude, comprising mostly of songs gestated during a particularly reflective time in his life, a roughly yearlong span during which he lost his father and became one himself. Tallitsch has never been known as someone who composed or played without earnest emotion, so the extra motivation put his personal investment this time on ...Read More

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July 21st, 2016 at 11:47 am

New York City Jazz Record gives a great review of “Gratitude” by Tom Tallitsch

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Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch is an Illinois-bred, New Jersey-based bandleader and Gratitude is his seventh album a leader. Tallitsch plays Straightahead postbop, tossing a few Curve balls to keep things interesting. He is Of the generation(s) Of players that doesn’t rely on the Great American Songbook for material (9 Of the 11 tracks herein are Originals) and he dips into the rock world f ...Read More

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June 26th, 2016 at 11:10 pm

Step Tempest shows it’s own – “Gratitude” by Tom Tallitsch

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From the opening seconds of the first track “Terrain”, it’s easy to understand why the new Tom Tallitsch CD, titled “Gratitude” (his 4th for PosiTone Records), is so enjoyable.  The music sounds like vintage John Coltrane, circa 1957, powerful yet accessible and played by a band that is on fire.  The tenor saxophonist surrounds himself with such great players includ ...Read More

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March 25th, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Midwest Record is pleased with “Gratitude” by Tom Tallitsch

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TOM TALLITSCH/Gratitude: Loaded with music borne of several personal situations that are life changing, Tallitsch finds his voice in a new place and takes his impressive past to a new level of the game.  With an up and coming murderer’s row of next gen jazz hitters behind him, this thoughtfully swinging set leaps off the disc and shows you just how much variety still lives in the spaces between ...Read More

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March 16th, 2016 at 9:41 am

Midwest Record chimes in on “Back East” by Doug Webb

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DOUG WEBB/Back East Is the saxophonic bad boy simply playing with raging intensity or is he bringing the daddio in unabashed fine style? No matter, when you’ve been a pro for over 30 years and other pros have always called on you because they know you will not misfire with tape rolling, to maintain this kind of energy and drive gives you the right to call it whatever you want. With a crew th ...Read More

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October 1st, 2015 at 10:04 am

“Back East” by Doug Webb gets Dusted

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Doug Webb – Back East (Positone) A germane quote from Herman Hesse graces the tray card of Back East, tenorist Doug Webb’s fourth album for the Positone imprint. The words codify the compass point not just as something concrete, but also as an intangible concept better suited to the province of the mind. Tenorist Doug Webb is steeped in the East Coast jazz vernacular of his instrument from Col ...Read More

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October 1st, 2015 at 9:45 am

Audiophile Audition reviews Joe Magnarelli’s “Three On Two”

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       Joe Magnarelli – Three on Two – Posi-Tone Records – PR8142 – 55:42 Joe Magnarelli has been on our radar screen for some time. This is his 4th CD release we’ve covered since 2011. Beginning with his “with strings” CD in 2011, and following up with a live Smalls session in 2013 (with the late pianist Mulgrew Miller), Joe then signed with Posi-Tone for last ...Read More

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August 18th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Burning Ambulance goes for a “Ride” with Tom Tallitsch…

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http://burningambulance.com Tom Tallitsch: Going For A Ride Tenor saxophonist Tom Tallitsch has put together a tight, empathetic band for his second CD on the Posi-Tone label (fifth release overall). Ride (buy it from Amazon/download it from Amazon MP3) features nine of his own compositions and two covers—David Bowie‘s “Life On Mars” and Led Zeppelin‘s “Ten Years Gone”—perf ...Read More

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March 21st, 2014 at 6:16 am