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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 ...

Album Review

Stuart Elster Trio: Get It Right

Read "Get It Right" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

With a blast of early 1960s soul jazz, the Stuart Elster trio gets it right, which coincidentally is the title of the group's second album. It wouldn't be difficult to compare this sound to that of the Bobby Timmons trio, especially given the bouncy and infectuous riffs presented on the first portion of this album. LIke the title track, “Up In There" and “Waltz For Rachel" are just as tuneful; bassist Luther Hughes and drummer Paul Kreibich contribute to the ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Midnight People

Universal Music Group


Get It Right

Primrose Lane



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