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Ian Wardenski: Trust

Read "Trust" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Ian Wardenski's Quintet returns with a follow-up to Collective Thoughts (IW, 2019). The innovative bandleader and guitarist continues to create a sound that combines the aesthetics of a chamber group with the freedom, spontaneity and improvisation of a small jazz combo. Trust features Mercedes Beckman on alto saxophone, Jerry Ascione, piano, Amy Shook, bass, Frank Russo, drums, and Tamara Tucker, voice. Wardenski furthers his collective sound by combining Tucker's agile wordless vocals with his guitar for a distinctive ...

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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Fools For Yule

Read "Fools For Yule" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Before you simply scroll past to say, “Oh boy, another Christmas recording," stop. This one is different, hip and fun. If you remember the classic done by Manhattan Transfer years ago, which you may have well memorized by now, you are ready for another one. “I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," the set's opener, will not (thankfully) conjure up Les Brown. “Fool For Yule" is entertaining, wry, and, in its way, a bit, arch. With yet ...


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