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Glenn Astarita

Glenn Astarita

Here, pianist/composer Morris Eggert’s twelve compositions are influenced by the strange San Francisco area house occupied by the heiress to the Winchester (rifle) family a…
Recorded in Lisbon for this adventurous Portuguese record label, the trio defies genres here, although they do perpetuate a loosely minded, chamber-jazz climate. On this af…
Hailing from San Francesco, this revved up eleven piece unit interweaves African rhythms with funk-rock and the sounds of the tropics. Vocalist Lara Maykovich adds a spicy …
This enterprising, Norwegian avant-garde record label highlights the budding Scandinavian improvisational scene, along with artists from France and other regions of the wor…
Keyboardist Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer’s compositions are weirdly embellished within a potpourri of contemporary classical undertones, progressive rock stylizations, and extre…
Recorded in 1997 at a Toronto jazz festival, this significant event marks pianist Borah Bergman and multi-reedman Thomas Chapin’s second recording. Yet, in case some of you…
Those familiar with New York City based guitarist Elliot Sharp have grown accustomed to his modernist slant, generally amplified by an idiosyncratic technique and monster c…
This exuberant, European quartet conveys a penetrating yet altogether flexible approach. Here, multi-reedmen Alberto Pinton and Fredrik Nordstrom move about in multidirecti…
Multi-reedman Avram Fefer’s brand of modern jazz is founded upon a bouncy verve, cloaked with a distinct comprehension of traditional jazz values. Yet, his quartet pursues …
Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier composed the pieces on disc one of this two CD-package featuring violinist Mark Feldman and cellist Erik Friedlander. Rooted in chamber and…