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John Kelman

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Following two excellent trio releases, 2002’s Overnight and 2003’s Rosslyn, pianist John Taylor bares all with a sublime solo outing, Insight. A record…
It is rare, indeed, to come across a group that creates such a unique language that they completely defy categorization. While there are many labels that could be applied t…
Samo Salamon is a young guitarist from Slovenia who may qualify as one of the hardest working musicians around. Since emerging on the scene a mere two years ago, he has rec…
Leaving the more overtly Afro Cuban influence of his 2000 recording Trinacria behind, bassist Roberto Occhipinti delivers a stunning mini-big band recording with …
With Maldoror, Downtown Scene cellist Erik Friedlander takes a bold step with an album of completely improvised solo cello pieces. It is an album of stark beauty and…
Guitarist Greg Howe delivers Fusion with a capital F on Extraction, with a style that will appeal to fans of Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale and Allan Holdsworth. Wit…
It seems a given that most major artists, at some time in their career, will put out an album of Christmas songs. Why is usually a good question. Rarely do they offer anyth…
Guitarist Gordon Grdina, a protégé of bassist Gary Peacock, brings an edgier kind of chamber jazz to the table with The Grdina Trio. Rounded out by Simon Fisk and Ja…
With the ubiquitous nature of the piano trio in jazz it is rare, indeed, to discover a new trio that, while embracing certain traditions, manages to create a distinctive vo…
Joe Chambers is one of the drummers from the fifties and sixties who, along with Max Roach, Art Blakey, Jimmy Cobb, and Tony Williams has influenced an entire generation of…