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I first became aware of trombonist Samuel Blaser with the advent of his superfine, progressive-jazz date "7th Heaven for the Germany-based, "Between The Lines" record label…
This quartet’s debut release follows two previous releases of Frazier’s and Wallace’s (Colton Frazier/Rob Wallace Duo.) The music is a unique mixture of jazz, classical,…
Tim Hagans - See you again Tim Hagans (trumpet), Marc Copland (piano), Drew Gress (bass), Jochen Ruckert (drums) Tim trumpet playing is powerful and intense, a cascad…
So when does a prodigy cross over to fulfill youthful promise and contribute to the progress of an art form? At what point did the precocious, classically trained Herbie Ha…
One of this reviewer’s joys: A new CD comes in featuring a relative unknown and-from the first listen-I'm elated as to how good it is. Such is Eli Yamin’s You Can’t Buy …
Christian Howes’ story is certainly inspirational and gratifying, for it involves a comeback from severe adversity through natural talent and unstoppable perseverance, even…
In Guitars, McCoy Tyner, the great pianist, teams up with five stringed-instrument players, each uniquely different, to produce a diverse, very listenable CD. The co…
This reissue of the 1975 LP on CD format helps launch ECM Records Touchstones Series, comprising forty titles of rereleases all sold at an attractive, under $10 p…
As a follow-up to the CD reissues of the band’s four ‘80s released albums titled, Seven Men In Neckties: History of the Micros, Volume One and Surrealistic Swing:…
San Diego, CA., resident and percussionist David Hurley’s 2008 release looms as one of my unanticipated favorites within the seemingly ceaseless expanse of experimental …