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Album Review

Secret People: Secret People

Read "Secret People" reviewed by John Sharpe

Even though he doesn't appear on the album, the music of Secret People has an affinity with the warped precision of keyboardist Matt Mitchell. Perhaps not surprising as drummer Kate Gentile forms one half of the duo Snark Horse with Mitchell, who also plays on guitarist Dustin Carlson's leadership debut Air Ceremony (OOYH, 2019), as does the third member of this trio, alto saxophonist Nate Morgan. However this wily outfit is a collective, with the six compositions credited to the ...

Album Review

Nate Morgan: Journey Into Nigritia

Read "Journey Into Nigritia" reviewed by Rex  Butters

At the dawn of the Reagan years, LA jazz pianist Nate Morgan recorded his first album for Nimbus West. Finally on CD, Journey Into Nigritia portrays an artist marked by the icons of his day, and striving for reinvention. Although he came from a solid jazz background, coming up through the Pan Afrikan People's Arkestra, Morgan found more exciting work with pop bands in the seventies, including glory years with Rufus w/Chaka Khan. On Journey into Nigritia, Morgan re-embraces jazz. ...

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