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Kyle Poole

Hailed by Jazz Speaks as a "young prodigious drummer", Los Angeles native Kyle Poole has been residing in New York City since 2011 and continues to impress wherever his drums take him next. Along with his band of fellow NY jazz upstarts aptly titled "Poole & the Gang", Kyle has performed in New York's most esteemed jazz clubs, notably Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola & SMOKE Jazz, culminating in a weekly residency at Small's Jazz Club lasting nearly 3 years. One of Poole's chief missions, is to expand jazz's audience by incorporating all dance styles of music, reaching back to ragtime & bebop, while forging ahead all the way to funk, hip-hop & beyond. With the constant fluctuation of genre, rhythm & harmony, "Poole & the Gang" connects these musical dots in a uniquely improvised fashion, while audiences worldwide are delighted to simply, "go with the flow".

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Riley Mulherkar: Riley

Read "Riley" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Trumpeter Riley Mulherkar is best known as the leader of brass group the Westerlies. This, his debut solo album, is a heavily atmospheric session where his trumpet fills plush, cushioned spaces with spare accompaniment from piano, rhythm and voice created by the sound designs of Chris Pattishall and Rafiq Bhatia. With several classic tunes in the set list, this album acknowledges the jazz trumpet tradition even as it subtly distorts it. “Chicken Coop Blues" and Jelly Roll Morton's ...

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Riley Mulherkar: Riley

Read "Riley" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero


Il nome di Riley Mulherkar potrebbe risultare sconosciuto ai più, ma il trentaduenne trombettista originario di Seattle presenta un percorso artistico di tutto rispetto. Vanta due mentori come Wynton Marsalis e il compianto Frank Kimbrough, collaborazioni con musicisti come Theo Bleckmann e Dave Douglas e soprattutto è co-fondatore di Westerlies, il quotato quartetto di ottoni con nove album alle spalle e una miscela esplosiva di tradizione e modernità. Tradizione e modernità che ritroviamo anche nell'album di debutto ...

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Emmet Cohen: Master Legacy Series Volume 5 Featuring Houston Person

Read "Master Legacy Series Volume 5 Featuring Houston Person" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


From its languid beginning, saxophonist Houston Person's own warmly engaging “Why Not?," to its closing, Etta James' slinky seduction “Sunday Kind of Love," Emmet Cohen's Master Legacy Series Vol. 5 Featuring Houston Person is a decidedly laid-back affair, unlike much of its predecessors which featured Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Benny Golson and Albert “Tootie" Heath. Maybe that is just the eighty-eight year old Person's influence. His big tone and big presence fill the studio with a ...

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Benny Benack III: Third Time's The Charm

Read "Third Time's The Charm" reviewed by Jack Bowers


While it remains to be seen whether rising star Benny Benack III's third album as leader is a charm (that is up to the listener), it is definitely a charmer, with delightful turns by trumpeter (and vocalist) Benack and pianist Emmet Cohen complementing stellar performances by a number of well-known and talented guest artists. This is basically a quintet date (Benack, Cohen, tenor saxophonist Ruben Fox, bassist Russell Hall, drummer Kyle Poole) enriched by star turns along ...

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Benny Benack III: Third Time's The Charm

Read "Third Time's The Charm" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Though the title of this third album from multihyphenate Benny Benack III might imply misfires with his first two go-rounds, the truth really runs contrary to that line of reasoning. One of a Kind (BB3, 2017), while flying under the radar, introduced some listeners to a talent far too large to be contained; and A Lot of Livin' To Do (La Reserve, 2020) proved to be a strong follow-up statement, earning greater attention and acclaim for a dashing leading man ...

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Cecile McLorin Salvant: Mélusine

Read "Mélusine" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright


Wynton Marsalis was right, Cécile McLorin Salvant is the sort of singer who comes along only “once in a generation or two." A MacArthur Fellow, multiple Grammy winner, and self-described eclectic, Salvant creates projects that encompass an astonishing array of idioms and historical periods, which she interrelates inventively and interweaves with original compositions. Here, she plumbs the francophone side of her repertoire. French songs have cropped up regularly in her live shows, but less on disk. Mélusine fills the gap ...

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Emmet Cohen: Uptown In Orbit

Read "Uptown In Orbit" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Pianist/composer/educator/impresario Emmet Cohen has proven himself time and time again to be one of the guiding lights of 21st century jazz. And he may have/could have single-handedly saved our collective sanity and jazz's continued rise and relevance when, in the face of a world plague, he began streaming Live From Emmet's Place from his apartment in Harlem. First it was Cohen and his trusty trio mates, bassist Russell Hall and drummer Kyle Poole. Then the sessions expanded to include such ...

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Riley

Westerlies Records
2024

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Mélusine

Nonesuch Records
2023

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Third Time's The Charm

La Reserve/Bandstand Presents
2023

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Master Legacy Series...

Bandstand Records
2023

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Ghost Song

Nonesuch Records
2022

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Uptown In Orbit

Mack Avenue Records
2022

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