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Composer/Violinist Jason Kao Hwang is no stranger to creative music. Having worked in New York’s thriving cauldron of music and musicians, his prowess has been noted not…
Rare, it is, a CD of jazz is so superior it literally takes your breath away. In a nutshell, Mosaic Orchestra, Vol. 1 by Giovanni Maier is great. From the opening…
Guitarist/composer and Oakland Bay Area resident John William Gordon’s self-produced, released and named CD employs the talents of some great side-musicians. Chief among…
There’s a reason why those who think they can make it in jazz have to go to New York - because it is the center of the universe. While an artist may become famous and ek…
In the age of mixing genres comes a CD that purports to be many things. Jazz, rock, new age, acoustic, electronic, etc. While you can call your music anything you want, …
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then saxophonist David Sanborn must be the most flattered person in America. During the late 1980s and 1990s, there were …
Mandolin masters Chris Thile and Mike Marshall share their talent and abundant spontaneous wit in a live concert/recital setting on Live Duets. These two performe…
It almost seems as if jazz artists never go into the studio anymore to lay down a bunch of tracks that feature the same musicians on every cut. Certainly the large and s…
Guitarist Dave Wright comes from a famous jazz lineage. His father, Rayburn Wright, was head of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Department at the Eastman School of Music…
Herve Provini is a Swiss drummer-percussionist who grew up listening to progressive rock and jazz and started to play the drums as a teenager. He learned about computer …