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Jazz September 2021 by bestofjazz.org

By Ariel Lopez

What to expect in Jazz this month? This is our September 2021 Selection of albums already released or to be released this month (What to Wait For?). Albums – or EPs, or Singles – that got our full attention and should be worth your time. ...check complete article

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'Skyline' by Lydia Liebman

By Ariel Lopez

Lydia Liebman

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Skyline

By Ariel Lopez

Skyline

Skyline Trio stems from Rubalcaba’s long-standing ambition to reunite with the mentors of his youth. It’s his eighth album on 5 Passion, the imprint label that he launched with the 2010 solo piano album Fé, and the first of a trilogy of trio encounters intended for release in September 2021.

 “I’m lucky that both Ron and Jack said yes,” Rubalcaba says. “They are very different personalities, which I mention because coming into the studio with them – or touring or playing a live concert – is not only a matter of playing together but living together humanly in the moment. Ron has a humor that is unique to him; I think of him almost as an English guy, even in the way he dresses. Jack is a storyteller; he loves to tell stories about everything – not only music. All these factors – the elegance, the eloquence, the smarts, their solutions to certain harmonic and rhythmic moments – you can hear in the way we play together. We had a four-hour rehearsal at Power Station studio NY, and then recorded the music in two days.”

  Ted Panken

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