Glenn Astarita

Glenn Astarita

Trumpeter/flugelhornist Tom Harrell’s twentieth release signifies a noticeable shift in strategy, as he utilizes the talents of four prominent female jazz vocalists. He als…
The union of a flugelhornist, bassist, and accordionist might seem a tad out of the ordinary for a program consisting of tango related works. Bassist Hannes Enzlberger c…
The late South African bassist Johnny Dyani performed with just about everyone who was anyone, so to speak. His gigs with pianist Chris McGregor, trumpeters Don Cherry and …
Hailing from Canada, guitarist James Cohen dug the sounds of flamenco recordings and gypsy music when he was only six years old. And at the tender age of seven, Cohen start…
Recently reissued by "Sunnyside Records," this duo outing was originally issued by the French record label, "OWL" back in 1992. And as many of us would surmise, saxophonist…
Pianist Gael Mevel leads his rhythm section through a chain of circular movements, performed within the context of loosely based and relatively abstract waltzes. In the lin…
Bassist William Parker’s large ensemble is known for its vociferous, free form excursions. In the liners, Parker sets the tone for this set via his lighthearted, depiction …
Trombonist Scot Ray leads a West Coast consortium of like-minded musicians on this superb 2003 release. And while the trombonist possesses monstrous chops, this jazz/fusion…
When discussing present day jazz-based piano trios, Michel Camilo’s group most assuredly resides within the upper echelon of such matters. With this 2-CD set recorded at Ne…
Jazz trumpeter Natsuki Tamura leads his space age, jazz-fusion quartet into an affair marked by echoing EFX, brash soloing, and numerous cosmic meltdowns. This Japanese bas…