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Album Review

Josh Shpak Band: Astatic

Read "Astatic" reviewed by James Nadal


If one is driven to the edge of sound and requested to hear the future of jazz, whoever is spinning the tunes might consider the Josh Shpak Band to open the show with music from Astatic . Led by trumpet prodigy Josh Shpak, who was personally mentored by the legendary Clark Terry, this outfit is propelled by the vitality of youth and exuberance with a wisdom well beyond their collective years. The cosmic throb which opens “The Vibe," ...

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Album Review

Mario Castro: Estrella De Mar

Read "Estrella De Mar" reviewed by James Nadal


Though the concept of augmenting a jazz quintet with a string section may not be anything new, the direction saxophonist Mario Castro takes this combination on Estrella De Mar is quite novel in its sophisticated, yet hip, arranging. The strings are not utilized merely as accompaniment, but are engaged in the front line of harmony and solo interchanges. The record opens with the dramatic “Pilares," where rising crescendos build up to fellow tenor man David Sanchez joining in ...


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