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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

Great first review for the new release “Straight Forward” by New Faces

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The independent label Posi Tone Records has the mantra “…to provide the highest quality recordings of the most relevant musicians on today’s jazz scene.” Co-owners producer Marc Free and engineer Nick O’Toole have been doing just that since 1994.  It seems 2018 will be no different. Free assembled his New Faces group from musician members of the Posi Tone stable of artists and produced ...Read More

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January 2nd, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Sperrazza has absorbed the lessons of music’s past on “Juxtaposition”

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The most intriguing thing about Juxtaposition, Vinnie Sperrazza‘s recently released recording, is its loose grip on the jazz tradition. The disc’s twelve tracks don’t come with a set of standard, recognizable references. Not unlike many of today’s leading young artists, Sperrazza has absorbed the lessons of the music’s past, and is currently interested in doing things ...Read More

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March 9th, 2017 at 5:21 pm

All About Jazz gives “Message In Motion” 5 stars

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Message In Motion is a recording that can be gainfully approached from a number of angles. You can choose to play it in a single sitting from start to finish, taking in an array of moods evoked by bassist Peter Brendler’s seven compositions and a band worthy of his exemplary skills as a writer. (The record also includes selections penned by Duke Ellington, Elliott Smith, and Alice Coltrane.) ...Read More

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October 28th, 2016 at 9:40 am

Classicalite says Peter Brendler’s “Message In Motion” lives up to it’s name

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Another winner from the left coast’s Posi-Tone: consider it a Message In Motion by Peter Brendler where six of the tracks feature no chords whatsoever as it’s Brendler’s bass augmented by Rich Perry’s tenor sax, the trumpet of Peter Evans and Vinnie Sperazza with the type of kinetic drumming that continually moves the music forward. Brendler wrote eight of 10 and his comp ...Read More

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September 16th, 2016 at 9:45 am

JazzdaGama is Keeping Summer Hot with 4 new Posi-Tone releases

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  The seamless, elastic world of music must surely be engaging to body and soul as if it were charting sonic events in the hot and heady days of a seemingly parallel universe. The music of a clutch of artists playing music intoxicated with the gaiety and passion for life in chance encounters and never-ending emotional thrills. These four discs lay out the sustaining power of trombone and saxo ...Read More

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August 2nd, 2016 at 8:58 am

Midwest Record tells us about the well conceived “Message In Motion” by Peter Brendler

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Having made his bones with his John Abercrombie duet, the bass ace pioneers a new jazz genre, free jazz for white people. Not as madly careening as classic civil rights jazz, Brendler’s vision has it own moves and makes it own rules madly teasing the ears of honkies not all that in love with straight lines. Well conceived wild stuff for those looking for a wild ride. CHRIS SPECTOR – MI ...Read More

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July 28th, 2016 at 11:56 am

Dusted Magazine tells us about the blend of instrumental prowess on “Message In Motion”

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On his excellent debut outing for Positone, bassist Peter Brendler got arguably upstaged by the intrigue inherent to the frontline pairing of tenorist Rich Perry and trumpeter Peter Evans. With Message in Motion much of the novelty has worn off, replaced by a full embrace of the confidence that comes from two players who share an encyclopedic command of their respective instruments. Vinnie Sperraz ...Read More

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July 28th, 2016 at 11:10 am

Chicago Reader tells us about Peter Brendler’s mainstream postbop “Message In Motion”

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New York bassist Peter Brendler has been a rising figure in the city’s jazz mainstream for the past decade or so. He recently released Message in Motion (Posi-Tone), his second album as a leader (not counting a 2013 duo recording with guitarist John Abercrombie, The Angle Below). It’s another knockout, working solidly within postbop orthodoxy while pushing against its strictures, than ...Read More

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July 22nd, 2016 at 1:11 pm

Culture Jazz (France) reveals the Power of “Message In Motion”

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Jazz full frame. It is right on target with this strong team of aggressive and inventive musicians able to revive the colors of the modern swing. After Outside The Line (Posi-Tone, 2014), bassist Peter Brendler maintains the same quartet without harmonic instrument to propose a music with clear lines: two soloists and a rhythm section. Classic you might say, of course, but with a few blowers duo P ...Read More

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July 21st, 2016 at 12:04 pm