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James Westfall: Independent

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Given the vast amount of new releases these days, much of recorded jazz turns out formulaic. While following in the footsteps of forerunners and standards of the past, many musicians are hard pressed to create their own identities. But younger players like vibraphonist James Westfall exhibit potential in conveying their own ideas. An active musician in New York, Westfall (who's in his twenties) has had the opportunity of studying and playing with a number of iconic jazz musicians--Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter, as well as being one the first vibe players to be accepted into ...



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