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Tom Tallitsch’s “Wheelhouse” demonstrates the continued vitality of the hard bop form

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Wheelhouse is Tom Tallitsch’s fifth outing for Posi-Tone Records (eight overall) from one of the most consistently solid performers in that label’s stable of quality jazz performers. Though this 2018 release again sees the tenor sax master heading up a roster who have led their own notable dates for the label, but this one pairs Tallitsch with a trumpeter for the first time on a Tallitsch reco ...Read More

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September 4th, 2018 at 12:24 pm

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

Raul Da Gama writes a brilliant review of Jon Davis “Changes over Time”…

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http://jazzdagama.com/cds/jon-davis-changes-over-time/ Changes Over Time gives the impression that our ears need to prepare for abject nostalgia but that’s rarely the case on this disc. The twelve works – performed to vibrant effect by Jon Davis, and Davis’ colleagues – Ugonna Okegwo and Jochen Rueckert – go down well beyond the sentimental sonorities, exploring myriad moods and registr ...Read More

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February 1st, 2016 at 3:11 pm

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Music and More reviews Jon Davis “Changes Over Time”…

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          jazzandblues.blogspot.com Jon Davis – Changes Over Time (Posi-Tone, 2016) Pianist Jon Davis has performed in a wide variety of settings from rockish fusion to big bands and jam sessions. On this recording he leads a fine mainstream trio with Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums. They open the album with the classic Mal Waldron composition “ ...Read More

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January 30th, 2016 at 7:03 pm

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Gina Loves Jazz reviews Jon Davis “Changes Over Time”

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Jon Davis – Changes Over Time New York-born pianist Jon Davis, longtime member of the band of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, releases his third album for the Posi-Tone label called “Changes Over Time”. And he opens his set with an ebullient interpretation of the Mal Waldron classic “Soul Eyes” infusing it with panache and ease. His band mates are bassist Ugonna Okegwo, longtime mem ...Read More

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January 29th, 2016 at 1:53 pm

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Step Tempset reviews Jon Davis “Changes Over Time”…

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step tempest Pianist Jon Davis has a new CD. Titled “Changes Over Time“, it’s his 3rd for PosiTone and 7th overall as a leader. The program follows the pattern on his 2015 release “Moving Right Along” (my reviewhere) with its combination of originals and smartly chosen “covers”,  a 12-song program that ranges from “pop” standards s ...Read More

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January 11th, 2016 at 11:34 am

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Another AAJ review for Jon Davis “Changes Over Time”…

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www.allaboutjazz.com           Jon Davis plays with a richness of soul, exhibiting a well versed jazz character that can go from Jaco (whom he worked with for several years), New Orleans swamp, and freedom jazz dance, to Stevie Wonder, and back. Although he doesn’t try to sound like Bill Evans, he did pen a tune called Waltz for U, named for the trio’s bass ...Read More

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January 1st, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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Dan Bilawsky reviews Jon Davis “Changes Over Time”…

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          www.allaboutjazz.com While there are no liner notes to accompany pianist Jon Davis’ third date for the Posi-Tone imprint, there’s a quote inside the package, attributed to author Anne Rice, that gets to the heart of the matter: “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.” So is personal evolution and grow ...Read More

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December 31st, 2015 at 5:55 pm

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