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Edward Kane

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Statements is a collection of original pieces on a variety of saxes, winds and percussion by bay area multi-instrumentalist Michael Cooke. Some of them are solo performance…
Don Preston is best known for his tenure with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention from 1967. Fair enough, perhaps; it's an incredible body of work, and it's no coincid…
Trish Colter is no one's cooing songbird. The bulk of At Long Last Love finds the Canadian singer fearlessly belting out standards with a full, brassy voice. The CD …
The nine pieces of music on this CD can't be described as tunes. To call them songs seems somehow incorrect as well. Compositions? Yes, in the sense they are the products o…
The performances on this CD are simply music to my ears. This is not a case of my merely stating the obvious; I am using this cliché to underscore both how refreshing I fin…
There's a lot of upside to this CD. That the four musicians on this recording constitute a regular working unit is evident by the ease and fluency with which they communica…
This outstanding CD presents an exciting direction for 21st century jazz. French cellist Vincent Courtois performs unaccompanied on about half of the album's twelve tracks …
Sometimes the Magic is soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom's tenth album as a leader. The album features nine original compositions and two standards. Bassist Mark Dresser a…
A great pitcher in baseball seldom relies on only one pitch. Even if he has a devastating fastball, a smart pitcher will change speeds and vary his location to set batters …
Reval is an old name for Estonia. Estonia is probably not the first place in the world one thinks of as a great jazz hub. But, as the old song goes, "One never knows, does …