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Album Review

Alex Delcourt: To My Brothers

Read "To My Brothers" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This album by bassist Alex Delcourt is a treasure of a recording, a contemporary mirror of the hard bop movement of the past. It's as if that music awakened from its sleep years later and is as fresh today as it was then. Except for seasoned valve trombonist and trumpeter John Swana, the personnel consists of younger musicians doing the rounds of local clubs in Philadelphia, developing their chops and ideas by doing gigs. This accounts for their spontaneity and ...

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Album Review

Alex Delcourt: The French Quarter

Read "The French Quarter" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This is the debut album of bassist Alex Delcourt, a young man who grew up in Paris and came to the U.S. to become involved in the jazz scene, where he has been composing, working as a sideman, and leading his own groups in and around Philadelphia and New York. A recipient of the Catherine R. and Anthony A. Clifton Foundation award for Music Performance, he has been studying intensively with bassist Steve Beskrone and has been a member of ...


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