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Review of Tigran Hamasyan: The Call Within

Tigran Hamasyan: The Call Within

Tigran Hamasyan

Editor's Choice

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

On his third trio album, the 33-year-old Armenian-born, LA-based pianist-composer Tigran Hamasyan intensifies the uniquely personal soundworld he developed on...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: September/2020

Review of Redman/Mehldau/McBride/Blade: RoundAgain

Redman/Mehldau/McBride/Blade: RoundAgain

Christian McBride | Joshua Redman | Brian Blade | Brad Mehldau

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★

What could be the first supergroup of the post-pandemic era is actually the reincarnation of Joshua Redman's original mid-1990s quartet....

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: July/2020

Review of Sam Gendel: Satin Doll

Sam Gendel: Satin Doll

Sam Gendel | Gabe Noel | Philippe Melanson

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★

Like his friend and LA neighbour Louis Cole, Sam Gendel evinces bland bemusement at a charmed life in which chance...

Reviewed by Nick Hasted in issue: May/2020

Review of Brad Mehldau: Finding Gabriel

Brad Mehldau: Finding Gabriel

Lois Martin | Charles Pillow | Gabriel Kahane | Sara Caswell | Noah Hofeld | Michael Thomas | Aaron Nevezie | Mark Guiliana | Chris Cheek | Ambrose Akinmusire

Editor's Choice

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

Finding Gabriel signals a radical departure from Mehldau's very recent recording projects, namely his stellar acoustic trio's Seymour Reads the...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: August/2019

Review of Album Interview: Brad Mehldau Trio: Seymour Reads The Constitution!

Album Interview: Brad Mehldau Trio: Seymour Reads The Constitution!

Jeff Ballard | Larry Grenadier | Brad Mehldau

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

Brad Mehldau's teasing talent for setting a mood of fascinating expectation and then unhurriedly revealing its multiple implications has been...

Reviewed by John Fordham in issue: July/2018

Review of Album Interview: Joshua Redman/Ron Miles/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Still Dreaming

Album Interview: Joshua Redman/Ron Miles/Scott Colley/Brian Blade: Still Dreaming

Ron Miles | Joshua Redman | Brian Blade | Scott Colley

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

To my great chagrin I missed the band's much-lauded performance at Gateshead last year, but this is one of Joshua...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: July/2018

Review of Brad Mehldau: After Bach

Brad Mehldau: After Bach

Brad Mehldau

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

“As a professional organist, much of Bach's work took the form of improvisation, and during his lifetime it was the...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: June/2018

Review of Tigran Hamasyan: For Gyumri

Tigran Hamasyan: For Gyumri

Tigran Hamasyan

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

Hamasyan, 31, is an Armenian pianist who has released eight albums, won a clutch of important awards and accolades from...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: May/2018

Review of Tigran Hamasyan: An Ancient Observer

Tigran Hamasyan: An Ancient Observer

Tigran Hamasyan

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

The Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan is a classic example of the globalisation/glocalisation trend in jazz today. As he showed...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: April/2017

Review of Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

Chris Thile | Brad Mehldau

Nonesuch

Rating: ★★★★

The first recorded fruits of this initially unexpected and seemingly improbable but by now well-established collaboration arrive over five years...

Reviewed by Robert Shore in issue: April/2017

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