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Matt Moran Trio: Return Trip

Read "Return Trip" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Vibraphonist Matt Moran has carved out a varied musical career for himself. Among other things, he is the leader of the party band Slavic Soul Party! and a member of John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet. He also leads the atmospheric jazz trio on this CD with Gary Versace on Hammond organ and Tom Rainey on drums. This band rewrites the notion of what an organ trio can sound like. Where a similar group with this instrumentation might be extroverted ...

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Album Review

Peter Hess Quartet: Present Company

Read "Present Company" reviewed by Jim Worsley


What word to say first, refreshing or wow? Perhaps, wow, this is refreshing! With the assorted amount of experimental jazz that often needed more time in the lab, that is an assault on the unsuspecting ear, the Peter Hess Quartet have concocted their own penicillin. No longer lab rats, minds can be allowed to thrive and grow. With seven original compositions, the first five by Hess, this quartet was clearly not content to rely on the tried and ...


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