Glenn Astarita

Glenn Astarita

The reverent musical partnership continues to surge onward, as disc 1 features the "Studio" works and disc 2 contains the "Live" portion of the program. On this effort, Eva…
Guitar pioneer Fred Frith wears his multi-instrumentalist hat on these works culled from compilations he’s participated in and other niceties. The first number titled "Trai…
Multi-reedman Anthony Ortega enjoyed stints performing with the Lionel Hampton and Don Ellis big bands, yet his solo activities have been scattered throughout several decad…
In simple terms, this album smokes! And hearing the somewhat under recognized guitarist Dave Stryker, is akin to previewing an aural illustration of the history of jazz gui…
With the orchestra’s latest release and others, it’s more about the sum of the individualistic parts that round out the base musical concepts. This album features a venerab…
This Brooklyn, NY based quartet tosses quite a few curves and diversions into the grand scheme of things. They implement wacko EFX, psychedelic keys, and roaring guitar lin…
Trumpeter Phil Grenadier assembles an all-star modern jazz lineup for this most entertaining effort. And it doesn’t take too long to discern, that the trumpeter and guitari…
Seldom recorded tenor saxophonist Andrew Lamb’s briskly executed tenor sax lines are equalized by a rather brawny sound, as he leads this trio through a sequence of friskil…
Listening to this band sparks notions of a child trying to figure out the mechanics of a newly received toy. Based in the Netherlands, this quartet does its best to defy th…
Saxophonist Blaise Siwula is one of the more prolific New York City area improvisers and organizer of free-jazz based concerts. Whereas, bassist Adam Lane is rapidly becomi…