Tim Garland

Music Commentary: The Problem of the Jazz Piano Concerto – Side A

March 7, 2012
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When the jazz composer is the soloist, which is usually the case, he or she ironically revives one of the most venerable traditions in classical music.

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Jazz Review / Commentary: Chick Corea’s “The Continents” and the Problem of the Jazz Piano Concerto

February 22, 2012
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Chick Corea’s “The Continents: Concerto for Jazz Quintet and Chamber Orchestra” is filled with tuneful melody, shows off some superb playing by the soloists, breaks new ground in a number of ways, and achieves nearly all of its ambitions.

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