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Human Feel: Speak To It

Read "Human Feel: Speak To It" reviewed by Mark Werlin


What is chamber jazz? The emergence of chamber jazz as a genre can be traced to the innovative sextet sides recorded in the mid-1930s by bandleader John Kirby, and to the trio and small-ensemble post-war recordings of Benny Goodman. By the late 1940s, the term 'chamber jazz' was widely used in industry publications such as Billboard magazine, academic journals, and newspaper and magazine reviews of performances by small groups. A distinction was drawn between chamber jazz and big-band ...

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Human Feel: Gold

Read "Gold" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The band's appellation might be Human Feel, but after over 30 years of recording and performing together, maybe the quartet of saxophonists Andrew D'Angelo and Chris Speed, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Jim Black should change their name to 'Super Hero Feel.' Just like a comic book franchise, when this quartet reconvenes, there is going to be some turbulence before triumph. The quartet's coming together this time is after 12 years without releasing a full-length album. The wait was certainly ...

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Human Feel: Galore

Read "Galore" reviewed by Troy Collins


Reunion records, now de rigueur in the rock and pop world, are rarer in the jazz realm. That fact makes Galore, the first album in a decade from the formerly defunct Human Feel, all the more important.

Human Feel was founded in Boston in 1987 by drummer Jim Black and saxophonists Andrew D'Angelo and Chris Speed. Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel joined in 1990 before the group headed to New York. By 1996, the band was absorbed into the Downtown ...


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