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Vinnie Sperrazza & Matt Blostein: Ursa Minor

Read "Ursa Minor" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes


The Vinnie Sperrazza/Matt Blostein Band sits boldly on the outer branches of the jazz tree. This group specializes in what might be described as art-house, a style defined by complex, cutting edge compositions and arrangements played at perfect pitch. Ursa Minor displays a balanced and impressive combination of color and substance. These tunes, penned by alto saxophonist Blostein or drummer Sperrazza (and in the case of “Liftoff," both) are poetic in structure, unfolding slowly to reveal a ...

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Andrew Bishop: Time and Imaginary Time

Read "Time and Imaginary Time" reviewed by Donald Elfman


This recording is a free-form, freewheeling delight. It's new music from a piano-less group, but the spirit is so playful, the soundscapes are so simple and rich, and the playing is so accomplished and together, that this “dense" and “complicated" new music falls richly and beautifully on the ears. As a composer, Andrew Bishop's palette encompasses a broad spectrum of music--from jazz and blues to rock, folk and international to the wold of “serious" contemporary music. This ...


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