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by Mike Jurkovic
Whatever Mother Nature or callous venture bankers do to the battered city of New Orleans, its music keeeps getting passed from legend to legend to legend, to the next wave of youngsters that best exemplifies the historical resiliency of a people and their city. And perhaps one of the busiest and most inventive A-listers on New Orleans' thriving jazz scene is trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor, whose bold, magnetic lines and openness to free falling genres--Thelonious Monk, funk, rock, trad, hip-hop, bop--makes ...read more
by Jim Worsley
Trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor and his quintet dive headfirst into the deep end of musical conversation in this live performance, with What Is This." The exchanges between Nabipoor and tenor saxophonist Brad Walker are crisp, spoken with emphasis and assurance. Balancing guitar strains from George Wilde reset the clock, leading to a more inclusive conversation with the rhythm section of drummer Brad Webb and bassist James Singleton. The intensity of the Nabipoor composition, What Is This," is eschewed for ...read more