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Bruce Cox Core-Tet: Status Cymbals

Read "Status Cymbals" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Drummer Bruce Cox may not be a household name in the jazz world, but he's studied, played and/or recorded with plenty of people who are. The Philadelphia-born stick-wielder gleaned plenty of wisdom through his lessons with drumming icons Philly Joe Jones and Alan Dawson, and he's put that knowledge to good use by backing the greats over the past several decades. Cox has been the rhythmic force behind a plethora of high profile players, including Saturnine piano madman Sun Ra, ...

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Jesse Green: Sylvan Treasure

Read "Sylvan Treasure" reviewed by Dave Nathan


More and more jazz CDs these days are being released with a track listing dominated by original works of the principal performer. Jesse Green has followed this path with his latest offering. The pianist augments his regular group with bassist Frank Hauch and drummer Bruce Cox, adding some of the most entertaining and technically dominating veteran jazz artists working in contemporary jazz these days. Guesting with Green is an assembly of extraordinary musicians who are responsible for a significant share ...

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The Jesse Green Trio: Sylvan Treasure

Read "Sylvan Treasure" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


A trio of saxophonists...

Wunderkind pianist, 29 year-old Jesse Green enlists the services of three saxophone heavyweights for his new recording, Sylvan Treasure. David Liebman, Chris Potter, and Phil Woods join brassman Patrick Dorian and the Jesse Green trio for a rollicking roll through Be Bop ("Extreme Sporting"), Post-Coltrane free bop ("Hesplopia"), and probing post bop ("Sylvan Treasure"). Green’s trio is crisp and polite and fancies order execution over the “Let Freedom Ring" principle. Green uses his sidemen in a ...

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Joris Teepe: For Adults Only

Read "For Adults Only" reviewed by David Adler


With For Adults Only, Dutch bassist Joris Teepe adds to the steady flow of strong live albums being recorded at Smalls in New York. Enlisting David Hazeltine on piano, Bruce Cox on drums, and a killer frontline in Don Braden and Chris Potter, Teepe offers a batch of originals and standards with some provocative twists. The band sets Strayhorn’s “Chelsea Bridge" to a mid-tempo, “Killer Joe"-type groove with tight ensemble hits on the melody. Hazeltine and Teepe share the spotlight ...

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Joris Teepe Quintet: For Adults Only

Read "For Adults Only" reviewed by Jim Santella


The album’s title comes from Joris Teepe’s title track. “For Adults Only," a serious hard bop anthem, drives the listener through a strenuous tenor battle by the quintet’s two-saxophone front line. It’s a unique sound, and the propulsion from this rhythm section makes it work. Don Braden and Chris Potter have distinct saxophone voices, making it easier for the listener to identify each. Their conversation closes out “For Adults Only," as the duel turns into a riot. Similarly, Freddie Hubbard’s ...

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Joris Teepe: For Adults Only

Read "For Adults Only" reviewed by Joel Roberts


Dutch-born bassist Joris Teepe lined up some of the most impressive young talent in New York for his debut release on the newly revived Postcards label. Recorded live at Small's, the late-night musicians' hangout in Greenwich Village, the album captures Teepe and a formidable front line of saxophonists Don Braden and Chris Potter, along with in-demand pianist David Hazeltine and drummer Bruce Cox, in a spirited set of up-to-the-minute New York jazz.

Teepe - a former student of Ron Carter ...


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