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Album Review

The Jazz Professors: Blues and Cubes

Read "Blues and Cubes" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Yes, the Florida-based Jazz Professors, as befits the name, are smart—but don't let that throw you. They also swing in the best jazz tradition, even though their fourth album, Blues and Cubes, was inspired by the art of Pablo Picasso. Unlike Picasso's works, however, there is scant abstraction here; the Professors embody far more bop than bemusement, more Blue Note than bohemian. As for day gigs, the Professors maintain theirs at the University of Central Florida in ...

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Extended Analysis

The Jazz Professors: Live from the UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival / Do That Again

Read "The Jazz Professors: Live from the UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival / Do That Again" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Jazz Professors aren't wearing any hats they don't own; the fact is, they really are Professors in the Jazz Studies program at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Instead of letting the students have all the fun, however, the Professors have recorded three albums of their own, the second Live from UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival, the third and most recent Do That Again, this one in a studio. Lest anyone assume these are “vanity" enterprises, it should be noted ...


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