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This CD bears one of the most ironic titles I've seen in quite some time - Lundbom and his group do more than "Accomplish Jazz" they find a nice sunny spot in it, an…
The CD is titled "Dissonance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder", but I have to tell you that you must have a place in your heart for that kind of dissonance. That pla…
Portuguese trumpeter Sei Miguel’s Esfingico - Suite For A Jazz Combo might initially suggest a hybrid classical-jazz score, but it’s largely entrenched within ava…
Chad Taylor and Rob Mazurek are two prominent ambassadors of Chicago’s progressive-jazz and improvisational scene. Among numerous side projects and band affiliations, th…
Around 1993, I turned on KUSF, the San Francisco iconoclastic radio station located at the University of San Francisco, and found myself in the middle of an interview with …
When Giuseppi Logan resurfaced just over a year ago, after having been absent from the jazz scene for nearly forty years, a comeback seemed unlikely. Homeless at the tim…
EA Silence, EA stands for electro acoustic, crosses boundaries of tradition, defying any standard free jazz trio setting. The set up for trios, classical, jazz, rock, blues…
Gordon Grdina is a Vancouver based Oud/Guitarist whose sound is a combination of his interests in mainstream jazz, free-form improvisation and Arabic classical music. East …
Reedman and Rabbi Greg Wall was the co-leader, with trumpeter Frank London, of one of my favorite fusion bands of all time - Hasidic New Wave. His new band, The Later Proph…
Though I hadn't heard of Timucin Sahin when his latest recording, "Bafa," arrived in my mailbox, the personnel in his backing band certainly made me sit up and take …