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Sean Driscoll Group: Islands

One of 12 bands to win Musician Magazine's “Best Unsigned Band Contest" in 1997, the Sean Driscoll Group is a jazz-fusion outfit fronted by guitarist-composer Sean Driscoll, yet another attendee of the Berklee School of Music in Boston. His group consists of six young musicians from four countries -- the U.S., Mexico, Sweden and Venezuela -- who met as college students in Boston and have since relocated to New York. Driscoll and company joined forces in 1994, and Islands is their second self-produced release.

The verdict? This is simply the best independent jazz release I've heard since I ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sean Driscoll: Islands

Read "Islands"

The Sean Driscoll Group plays contemporary jazz with a myriad of sounds that are familiar to us all: the snappy electric bass in the background, the melodic saxophone that weaves its tale up front, the evenly-keeled piano, the natural timbre of congas, the coloring pulse of the drummer, the keyboard that can sound like different instruments, and the likeable guitar that carries the brunt of the responsibility. Guitarist Sean Driscoll contributed all the compositions and leads with a creative force that never dominates, but instead brings the disparate voices together to interact and support. More information on the nature of ...



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