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John Kelman

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With a background firmly rooted in progressive rock and progressive jazz, bassist Richard Addison delivers Mood Swings, a broad program of fusion which ought to garn…
Sophomore efforts are often a challenge, especially when the first one is so fresh and new. But with Rising Tide, Tim Garland and his trio show that Storms/Noctur…
Abaton means a "place not to be entered unbidden". Abaton, pianist Sylvie Courvoisier’s debut for ECM records, and also the name of the trio which is completed by vi…
Eschewing the chordal nature of his work over the past ten years, Swallow delivers Damaged in Transit, a pared down trio set recorded live on tour in France in 2001.…
In contrast to 2003’s Word of Mouth Revisited, which was largely imitative, Brian Bromberg’s 2002 release, Jaco pays tribute to the late, great bassist/compos…
While Cryptogramophone has arguably reserved the best for last with their release of The Music of Eric von Essen Volume III, they have clearly left the darkest and, …
Stories is an auspicious début from Austrian pianist/horn player Michael Kahr, who now spends much of his time in Sydney, Australia, and is making his mark on the vi…
You may not have heard of saxophonist Andy Snitzer, but if you listen to pop music at all, then you’ve probably heard him. He has played with everyone from Er…
Why is Gary Meek such an unknown entity? While not a groundbreaker by any means, he is a confident and diverse saxophonist and flautist who has spent many years as a journe…
There are two things that are surprising about Gerd Dudek’s ’Smatter: first, at the age of sixty-three, it’s the first album to be released under his own name; secon…