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Tangria Jazz Group: Tangria Jazz Group

Read "Tangria Jazz Group" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The Tangria Jazz Group is a piano trio led by composer/drummer Sheryl Mebane that has become a fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area since being formed in 1997. This self-titled release is the band's third album, containing a blend of straight-ahead jazz with a mild touch of fusion. A follow-up to the group's well-received Mebane's Eleven: Tunes for Two, (Self Published, 2006), this effort presents five uniquely arranged standards and two Mebane originals.

Pianist Simon Rochester leads ...

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Tangria Jazz Group: Mebane's Eleven

Read "Mebane's Eleven" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


"Little melodies come to me when I'm walking." So says drummer/percussionist/composer Sheryl Mebane, the leader of the San Francisco bay area-based Tangria Jazz Group. And that's probably as good a description of the mystery of the creative process as you'll hear.Mebane's vision, on Mebane's Eleven, focuses in on some of those unfailingly engaging melodies. The band is a piano trio, with a lot of sparkle--pianist Simon Rochester brightens the sound up with a good dose of Fender Rhodes ...


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