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A Selection Of Exciting New Releases

Read "A Selection Of Exciting New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show all new releases from Michael Dease, Plantas Horribles, the trio of Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison and Ted Nash, the quintet of Jessica Ackerley, Patrick Shiroishi, Chris Williams, Luke Stewart & Jason Nazary, the Fade In Trio, the Gaston De La Cruz Quintet, Dave Douglas in the company of The Westerlies and Anwar Marshall, Robert Lee, Ten Meter Band, and finally, an exceptional new album from the Carole Nelson Trio.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Michael Dease “Rainbow ...

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Album Review

Michael Dease: Best Next Thing

Read "Best Next Thing" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Like many other talented musicians, Michael Dease always looks for ways to take his music to the next level. He is continually exploring and looking ahead rather than simply resting on his laurels. Because of this passion and determination, he has earned a reputation as a top session player and as a band leader in his own right. Best Next Thing is Dease's ninth album for Posi-Tone Records, and it is an impressive addition to his discography. With ...

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New Albums from Dease, Douglas, Pitt, Slagle, Sinclair and Malaby

Read "New Albums from Dease, Douglas, Pitt, Slagle, Sinclair and Malaby" reviewed by Bob Osborne


With today's show we focus on six new albums: Dan Pitt's third release as a leader, easily his most ambitious work yet; Dave Douglas working with Australian musicians to create unique new sounds; poll-winning trombonist Michael Dease shows us what it means to “Give It All You Got" on his eighth release for Posi-Tone; alto saxophonist Steve Slagle delivers brand new sounds with his New York band; and award winning writer Iain Sinclair creates a unique marriage of spoken word ...

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Album Review

Michael Dease: Give It All You Got

Read "Give It All You Got" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell once discussed his views on playing music by making a point that, “you are unique, be yourself, put out that thing that is you, then use your work ethic and produce great music." Trombonist Michael Dease embodies the spirit of Burrell's statement. Dease is a dedicated musician who is rapidly making a name for himself as both a recording artist and an educator. He won the Downbeat Critics Poll for rising star trombonist along with winning ...

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Album Review

Michael Dease: Never More Here

Read "Never More Here" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Perhaps the most significant thing about Never More Here, trombonist Michael Dease's seventh outing for the Posi-Tone imprint, is the striking polarity of two of the disc's four outstanding tracks, “Mirror Image" and “Blue Jay." In a recording filled with compositions by J.J. Johnson, John Lewis, Jackie McLean and Jimmy Heath, pianist Renee Rosnes' “Mirror Image" commands respect equal to these distinguished predecessors. It doesn't readily fit any familiar jazz niche or template, possesses a somewhat stately air, ...

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New releases and a special focus on albums from Dease and Giancola

Read "New releases and a special focus on albums from Dease and Giancola" reviewed by Bob Osborne


New music all the way with two featured albums from Michael Dease and Trevor Giancola... and some great new releases from the Caligola Records label. Playlist Michael Dease “Mirror Image" from Never More Here (Posi-tone) 00:00 Trevor Giancola “Report Card" from Sonnet 18 (TQM Recording Co) 07:41 Ben Wolfe “Blind Seven" from Fatherhood (Resident Arts) 15:58 Billy Mohler “Deconstruction" from Focus! (Make Records) 19:55 Claudio Cojaniz, Franco Feruglio “Insomnia" from Blue Question (Caligola Records) 24:50 Michael Dease “Blue ...

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Album Review

Michael Dease: Never More Here

Read "Never More Here" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Trombonist Michael Dease released Bonafide (Posi-Tone Records) in 2018. The disc was a testament to some of his influences—pianist Geri Allen, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, trombonist J.J. Johnson. For his 2019 testament, Never No More Here, he tips his hat to saxophonist Charlie Parker. But he doesn't cover “Confirmation" “or “An Oscar For Treadwell" or “Segment," familiar Parker tunes; nor does he offer up ”Loverman" or ”Star Eyes," familiar Parker vehicles. Instead Never No More Here“ reflects on the artists that ...


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