Glenn Astarita

Glenn Astarita

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…
Pianist/composer Umberto Petrin is known for his affiliation with the revered "Italian Instabile Orchestra," amid various solo projects and guest spots. On this solo releas…
Israeli pianist Yitzhak Yedid’s music covers a multitude of diametrically opposed angels via a chamber-esque setting throughout this most interesting and undeniably enterta…
This is a reissue of the original 1981 "Ralph Records," release by the former "Henry Cow" guitarist. Yet, since his epoch, early ‘70s "Guitar Solos" LPs - Fred Frith has ev…
Emanating out of Italy, many folks on these American shores may not be familiar with "EGEA Records." As many of its titles include Italian jazz composers/musicians aligning…
Trombonist Steve Swell leads this New York City based sextet through a rather symmetrically devised set, featuring free jazz extravaganzas, gobs of tonal contrasts and much…