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Pharoah Sanders: Live In Paris (1975)

Read "Live In Paris (1975)" reviewed by Chris May


Pharoah Sanders' catalogue of newly-discovered album releases is expanding as fast as those of his fellow travellers Alice Coltrane and John Coltrane. Which is great, but... most of the albums were recorded live, sometimes with poor audio capture, and do not always find the musicians at their best. You have to pick and choose between them. A further consideration is the legitimacy or otherwise of the releases and whether it is acceptable to support pirates and bootleggers. This is particularly ...

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Danny Mixon: Pass It On

Read "Pass It On" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


You'd think that a pianist who's solidly served as sideman for such pillars of the jazz community as Charles Mingus, Betty Carter, Kenny Dorham, Grant Green and others (including Afro-Cuban firebrands Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers), would be at least somewhat famous. But since his first performances in the mid-1970s, pianist Danny Mixon has maintained such a low profile that he's still relatively unknown. Mixon's first release since his self-produced Peace & Music (2008), Pass It On ...

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Danny Mixon: Pass It On

Read "Pass It On" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Despite his low profile, veteran pianist Danny Mixon has quite a history. His career has included stints playing with Betty Carter, Kenny Dorham, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Frank Foster, Grant Green, Pharoah Sanders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Charles Mingus, and many others. Most of Pass It On finds him alternating between solos and trios. Many of the songs chosen come from the usual sources: Duke Ellington ("Single Petal of a Rose"), Thelonious Monk ("Blue Monk"), and the Great American Songbook ("On ...


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