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Dominican Jazz Project: Desde Lejos

Read "Desde Lejos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


DJP's primary composer and keyboard player Stephen Anderson has worked to get the DJP back into the studio after their 2016 Dominican Jazz Project (Summit Records) debut received so much critical and popular acclaim. The 2020 pandemic and attendant lockdowns delayed but did not cancel this follow-up, which the band recorded Desde Lejos--"From Afar." Primarily composed by Anderson in his COVID “compositional woodshed" (his term for lockdown) plus two ballads by singer-guitarist Carlos Luis, Desde Lejos remains true ...

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Staci Griesbach: My George Jones Songbook

Read "My George Jones Songbook" reviewed by William H. Snyder


Some might question why write an All About Jazz review of an album featuring songs made popular by George Jones? Duke Ellington had the answer when he said, “There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind ... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of how it sounds. If it sounds good it's successful; if it doesn't it has failed." Staci Griesbach and her colleagues have made good music ...

Radio & Podcasts

Teddy Wilson, Harry Allen & Rahsaan Barber

Read "Teddy Wilson, Harry Allen & Rahsaan Barber" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From a crop of new young jazz lions, we begin the 713th Episode of Neon Jazz with Rahsaan Barber with a cut off his latest 2021 release Mosaic. We also take a look into the music of other new cats like Jack Brandfield, Emily Kuhn and David Lord. We wrap up this summer themed hour with pianist Joey Alexander and the tune “Summer Rising." Dig the show, kids. Playlist Rahsaan Barber “Breonna Taylor(How Many More)" Mosaic (Jazz Music ...

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Rahsaan Barber: Everyday Magic

Read "Everyday Magic" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


An album title like Everyday Magic implies that inspired artistry can be as consistent and routine as the rising and setting of the sun and, while that's rarely the case, that philosophy basically rings true on this album. Saxophonist Rahsaan Barber put together a program of nine originals that detail his diversified stylistic portfolio and skills on a variety of horns. Barber's brawny tenor saxophone sound comes to the fore early in the album ("Jubilee"), and his ...


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