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Que Vola, when French Jazz meets Cuban rumba

Read "Que Vola, when French Jazz meets Cuban rumba" reviewed by Raphael Perez

French trombonist Fidel Fourneyron launched his Que Vola project in 2017 while visiting Cuba and playing with local band Osain del Monte. Call it French Jazz meets Cuban rumba.... and the result is a real blow! They gave an energetic show in jny: Paris in February 2019 during the Sons d'Hiver Festival at Musée Branly Theater in celebration of their album release. Recently, Fidel Fourneyron was awarded most promising artist 2019 by the French Jazz Academy and it was well ...

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Ralph Peterson: Listen Up!

Read "Listen Up!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As on its debut album, I Remember Bu, drummer / educator Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band, composed for the most part of students at Boston's Berklee College of Music, pays tribute on Listen Up! to one of Peterson's mentors, the late great Art Blakey, known far and wide as the longtime leader and sparkplug of the peerless Jazz Messengers. And as before, the band powers its way through nine formidable charts, half a dozen written by Messengers alumni and two ...

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Keune, Russell, Schneider, Lovens.: Nothing Particularly Horrible: Live in Bochum ‘93

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Recorded live in concert, in October 1993, at Museum Bochum, during the Ruhr Jazz Festival, this album is not a reissue but is being released for the first time, its wryly amusing title indicating that it has been declared fit for public consumption. In fact, the album's four tracks, being the only recordings of this Anglo-German quartet together, make a valuable snapshot of the four at an interesting stage of their careers. Guitarist John Russell and drummer Paul Lovens had ...

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Erroll Garner: Campus Concert

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Erroll Garner's sixth album on the Octave label would mark a pivotal moment in his career. Not only would Campus Concert be his final live recording, it would be the last to include bassist Eddie Calhoun and drummer Kelly Martin, who comprised his trio for almost a decade. It remains unclear why, after such remarkable success together, they would separate. The albums he recorded with these sidemen, especially Calhoun, who joined in time for Concert By The Sea (Columbia) in ...

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Miles Davis & Chet Baker

Read "Miles Davis & Chet Baker" reviewed by Joe Dimino

As we kick off our first show of 2020, we give you the talented trumpeter Jaimie Branch as she infuses her modern blend of jazz into the lexicon. From there, we dig into new releases from Robert Walter, Mike Clark and Doug Stone. We also look into the past with legends Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Maynard Ferguson and Billie Holiday. Playlist Jaimie Branch “Theme 001" Fly or Die (International Anthem) 00:00 Host talks 4:15 Miles Davis “Stella By ...

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Sam Newbould Quintet: Blencathra

Read "Blencathra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Blencathra, the debut album from British-born, Amsterdam-based saxophonist Sam Newbould's quintet, presents half a dozen of the leader's forward-leaning compositions and arrangements whose general point of view may be subdued, at times veering toward melancholy, but is never less than engaging. One of Newbould's strengths, even when the music is leisurely and pensive, lies in his ability to fully engage every member of the quintet in the ardent expression of its finer points. In other words, the group dynamic is ...


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