Reverberating poetry opens the title track of bassist Yuriy Galkin’s latest CD, “For Its Beauty Alone,” which trails off to allow a sax’s thoughtful musings, light but supportive percussion and an aptly colorful and sweet piano accompaniment. Galkin is a Russian-born composer and musician, now living in and embracing the NYC music scene. He presents... Continue Reading →
“ZIGSAW” PART 2 – Steve Lampert on the Company of Friends
When you have a friend who devotes a CD to you, honoring your contribution to music, that’s respect and admiration. When that person asks you to compose something for the CD, that’s an awesome gesture. So it is with the new release called “Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert.” Just out earlier this month, the album... Continue Reading →
Homage to a Friend: Noah Preminger Tips His Hat to Composer Steve Lampert PART 1 of 2
The new release on October 4 of “Zigsaw: Music of Steve Lampert” is the 14th album by tenor sax player Noah Preminger (pictured above) but the first wholly devoted to and inspired by his friend, composer and trumpet player Steve Lampert. Their collaboration on this album shines through in its unique presentation of one continuous... Continue Reading →
A Panoply of Perspectives from Guitarist Jean Chaumont
With his new CD “The Beauty of Differences,” guitarist and front man Jean Chaumont has created something that fits his philosophy of using different lenses through which to experience and create music. Eschewing the concept of declaring a “favorite” this or that- be it melody, harmony, riff or beat- Chaumont has instead come out with... Continue Reading →
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