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Occasionally a CD will come along that will so impress it is literally impossible to take it out of the player. That is the case with arothymian by Nickos Kapilid…
When a group of six music students - including an alto saxophonist, tenor saxophonist, trumpeter, pianist, bassist and drummer - formed Jaspects on February 17, 2003 at …
Paul Brown, two-time Grammy winning producer/arranger/composer and all-around magic-maker for countless smooth jazz artists, returns from behind the mixing board for his…
The third release by Phoenix based Subterranean Jazz is a nice light offering of chamber jazz which aims to please, not necessarily move. The instrumentally traditional …
Of all the forward-thinking jazz artists today, few are worthy of more respect than saxophonist/composer Greg Osby. One of the leaders in the M-Base movement of the 1980…
A trip-happy, soul-inflected, groove-oriented, get-up-on-your-feet-and-move vibe prevails throughout Third Force’s seventh release, Driving Force, and the results…
There are many good reasons to pick up vibraphonist Terry Gibbs’ newest CD, Feeling’ Good: Live In Studio. First, you could start with Gibbs’ massive history as e…
Bassist/keyboardist and San Francisco native Andre Marcel Ajamu Akinyele’s sixth recording as a leader, his first using Ajamu Akinyele as his name - the previous five we…
If there is truly one great thing about jazz is its an openly embracing music. Throughout its history jazz’s ability to incorporate new musical ideas and sound technolog…
Flautist Bradley Leighton’s second recording as a leader for Donna Nichols’ San Diego based Pacific Coast Jazz label is a comfy affair. Likened by some critics as a tie …