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Album Review

Jay Rosen: Songs for Samuel

Read "Songs for Samuel" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Dedicated to Jay Rosen's recently deceased father Samuel, this solo date carries an abiding air of necessary solemnity. But as he asserts in his notes, Rosen's wish was to celebrate his father's living rather than lament his passing. The disc's dozen tracks do just that in dynamic fashion, relying on a kit augmented by peripheral devices like a propeller, organ pipes, and xylophone in addition to the usual battery of snare, toms, cymbals, chimes, etc.

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Album Review

Jay Rosen Quartet: Canticles For The New Millennium

Read "Canticles For The New Millennium" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Jay Rosen is rapidly becoming a drummer of choice within New York City’s fertile modern jazz/improv scene. Rosen has been involved on numerous sessions for the C.I.M.P label despite the fact that the liners indicate he is not the house drummer for the label. Yet the artist mans the helm on this recent release titled, Canticles For The New Millennium, featuring West Coast woodwind specialist, bandleader and composer Vinny Golia, trumpeter Paul Smoker and frequent collaborator, saxophonist Mark Whitecage.

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