Brian S. Lunde

Brian S. Lunde

The epithets for Sonny Rollins defy improvement, e.g. "saxophone colossus" and "the greatest living musical improviser." He is an icon of the tenor saxophone, having pla…
This is a fantastic CD from Chie Imaizumi (pronunciation help: Chee-ay Ee-my-zoo-me), a bright rising star in the jazz composer heavens. A native of Japan, Imaizumi is a…
Gino Foti has self-produced two releases here that draw from a wide palette of his early musical influences: classical, Mediterranean folk, Italian opera, jazz fusion, a…
Perfect World opens with an ebullient welcome as we hear Felice Clemente’s slippery-smooth soprano statement of the melody on his own "African Sea," accompanied…
Katahdin's Edge takes its name from Mount Katahdin (ka TAH din) in the state of Maine, and the foot trail that runs along its top called The Knife's Edge. It is a perfect m…
Bobby Lewis defines groove as follows: "to enjoy oneself intensely; to interact harmoniously; a pronounced enjoyable rhythm; and an exciting experience." A musician with "i…
Willie Pickens turned 75 in April of 2006, but don't let his age fool you; this music is fresh and very much alive. And don't let the idea of "sacred music in a jazz settin…
While American audiences are probably not familiar with Joe Haider, he is no newcomer to jazz. To get an idea of how seasoned Joe Haider is, the last record he made under h…
This is the sophomore release from Ted Hogarth, but the debut for the Ted Hogarth Collective, his new ensemble format. A long-time member of the powerful Chicago Jazz Ensem…
While jazz is still rightly described as a uniquely American art form, the fact that it is now a fully international musical language is evidenced brilliantly by Yoko Miwa,…
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