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Album Review

Justin Chart: The Midnight People

Read "The Midnight People" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist Justin Chart is an inventive and versatile musician who spontaneously creates mellifluous and enthralling soundscapes. Leading a synergistic band of like-minded sidemen. Chart excels in live improvisations that are simultaneously free as well as charmingly accessible. His output in the third decade of the century has been prolific without sacrificing artistic vision. The Midnight People is Chart's third release of 2022 and continues the trend started in its predecessors.The title track, for instance, simmers with a soulfulness ...

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Justin Chart: Live In Los Angeles

Read "Live In Los Angeles" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Los Angeles-based, award-winning, musician Justin Chart is both an accomplished singer-songwriter and a superlative saxophonist. Chart infuses his jazz work with a distinct melodicism and his pop songs with a crackling spontaneity. A number of his releases are recorded in one take and are mostly improvised while eschewing dissonance and embracing lyricism. His tenth, Live in Los Angeles, is no different. Accompanying him through this exciting set of 12 originals are a rotating cast of sidemen all of whom share ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Midnight People

Universal Music Group



Iron Mountain Records


Live In Los Angeles

Universal Music Group


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