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Thomas R. Erdmann

Thomas R. Erdmann

British guitarist and composer Caleb Quaye, who rose to fame with Elton John’s 1970s bands and who is regarded by Eric Clapton as the best guitarist in the world, is the…
Ivory Dreams, a Chicago-based band, released this short, eight-minute, two-song, incredibly professional produced EP as a demo of their abilities. The sound is light sou…
Violinist Buckley Mills, a child prodigy, first studied with his father before joining the Sioux City Symphony at the age of 14, as their youngest member. A proficient a…
That all of the great European jazz music being made today solely resides at ECM Records would be as foolish a thought as thinking that smooth jazz artists, by following…
Jazz drummer, composer and vibist Patrick Simard recorded this CD in 2009 while still in high school, but waiting to attend the Berklee College of Music as a scholarship…
In the realm of truly spur-of-the-moment improvised music there is hardly anyone better than Myra Melford. To be brought into her aural world is to be treated to sounds …
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media, and ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Jazz Double Bass and in Jazz Combo & Improvisation at the Eastman School of M…
Guitarist, composer and author of two books, a third is upcoming, William C. Banfield, is the professor of Africana Studies/Music and Society at the Berklee College of M…
Reviewing music for film is like reviewing music for ballet, since the music is intended to be accompanied by action any reviewer is handicapped without the visual prese…
Flutist, alto flutist, piccolo flutist and composer Nicole Mitchell has received so many honors from jazz magazines and critics over the years it’s a wonder why she hasn…