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This vibrant Seattle-based quintet abides by a rather distinctive group-centric sound that draws upon the musicians’ influences, spanning electronics, jazz, jazz-fusion,…
Flutist Mark Weinstein is a former trombonist who developed a role for the trombone in Latin music while working with Herbie Mann, among others. Giving up music to pursue a…
Joe Beck (1945 - 2008) and Laura Theodore make the perfect jazz pairing in this fine collection. Together they have created an excellent sound, a sound that is both imag…
Scott LaFaro was one of those musicians, whose number unfortunately is too large, who exerted a high degree of influence during and after a short recording career. Most fam…
Not only does everybody have to be someplace, everything comes from someplace. Getting specific, NYC alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo is a…
It has been a pleasure this week to receive two recordings by jazz masters. For one by Phil Woods I wrote: "Once a performer has reached the level of jazz master . . . cons…
Ever since the forays of American musicians into Rio de Janiero and environs in the early 1960s, Brazilian music has exercised a profound influence on the jazz tradition. W…
This recording is pretty much what you might expect, but rather than a condemnation, this is intended as high praise. Once a performer has reached the level of jazz master …
The concept for most jazz albums usually occurs more conventionally, and as the result of solitary imaginative considerations, than those for Underdog, and Other Stories…
Lest we show lack of appreciation, let’s be mindful that much of the jazz in America is being conducted, so to speak, on college campuses. Often, many of the country’s more…
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