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New England area saxophonist/composer Ian Rapien architects a group sound that touches upon scorching jazz-fusion, off-kilter funk motifs, straightforward modern jazz an…
This is the re-release of Conveniens first album, originally recorded in 1984. The synthetic sound duo released 2 other albums in the 80s, both of which are sti…
And to think there was a time when This Writer wasn't all that excited by piano trios.... as a lad, I respected them, true, but I was always thinking, "Where's the horns…
In 1980s New York City, the late, great Microscopic Septet were the greatest, swinging-est, coolest, hottest avant-anachronistic combo that ever was, only darn few outsi…
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…
A serene D.D. Jackson? I don’t think so. Compared to what? Compared to his former self, before his recent matrimony and domesticity, he may indeed feel serene. Co…
A serene D.D. Jackson? I don’t think so. Compared to what? Compared to his former self, before his recent matrimony and domesticity, he may indeed feel serene. Co…
Clarinetist and composer Andy Biskin along with fellow virtuoso Dave Ballou (trumpet) and Drew Gress (bass) comprise Trio Tragico. Repeated listening of their d…
This French progressive-rock band transmits an amenable stride here. The unit’s third release bears a multidimensional communiqué, where the thrusting rhythmic ideologie…
Reentering the recording scene with a proverbial vengeance, saxophonist/composer and consummate idea-man Rob Reddy’s new release has been eagerly anticipated by many. An…