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Thomas R. Erdmann

Thomas R. Erdmann

That there is still, in this jazz label-less era we currently live in, a place where experimental jazz can find a home and a means to release music that is not self-prod…
Sometimes it’s just nice to sit down and listen to a trumpeter who is unapologetically, a hard-bopper. So tightly aligned with the bebop and swing tradition, one could e…
Bassist and composer Yuka Tadano was born into a musical family in Ibaraki, Japan. While her early studies were on the violin, starting at the age of six, she eventually…
Decoy is the British free jazz trio of Hammond B-3 organist Alexander Hawkins, bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble. 49 year-old Hawkins has played with free jaz…
Southern California saxophonist and composer Ian Tordella’s debut CD, Magnolia, places the young musician in quartet and quintet settings. Originally from the Was…
Composer and vibist Chris Varga has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Music degree from DePaul University. He has also s…
Tenor saxophonist, flutist and composer Tsuyoshi Furuhashi was born in Mitocity, Japan. His background includes study with Takeru Muraoka and winning an award at the Mai…
While Nnenna Freelon never became the pop star Columbia had hoped for, jazz fans never felt a bit of regret. With a style that owes much to Carmen McRae, Freelon has alw…

New Orleans native, Berklee College of Music graduate, trumpeter and composer Christian Scott is one of the rare jazz artists of today who makes so significant a statement …

Guitarist, composer and visionary John McLaughlin, easily a jazz master under anyone’s definition, has created another wonder recording in his ever expanding catalog. Hi…