Glenn Astarita

Glenn Astarita

British sax great, Elton Dean is widely recognized for his work with "Soft Machine, and the various incarnations and of this wonderful band, that remains an operational ent…
Here we have three prominent improvisers, imparting adventurous liberties with the modern jazz vernacular. Brimming with disparate musings, and atonally drenched dialogues,…
With this effort, guitarist Mike Johnson leads his ensemble through a potpourri of unearthly soundscapes coupled with an abstract aesthetic amid offbeat time signatures and…
This band will likely inject a bit of good-natured pandemonium into your mind’s eye. At times, they fuse an element of silliness with Zappa-like twists and turns, and pert …
New York City resident, bassist Michael Pope sheds within jazz, rock, and r&b circles, per the vibist and guest artist, Joe Locke’s liner notes. With this outing, the bassi…
If the cover of this CD looks familiar to many of you old-time prog-rockers out there, then you may recall Roger Dean’s somewhat infamous artwork for the band, "YES." W…
Pianist John Bunch’s impressive discography includes stints with prominent band-leaders such as Woody Herman, and Benny Goodman, while serving as vocalist Tony Bennett’s mu…
Two giants of modern jazz align for a two-CD production, one of which is a DVD featuring band commentary, transcribed solos, and interviews. Here, valve trombone master Bob…
These laudable freethinking progressive jazz musicians once again relay a thirst for creativity, highlighted here in rather luminous fashion. Alto saxophonist/clarinetist F…
Eight days after this session, tenor sax great Frank Lowe was scheduled for lung surgery, noted here, within the liner notes. Hence, on Sept 19, 2003 the artist succumbed t…