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LiveArt/Jonathan Townes: This is Secret Music

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For the modern-day jazzman, ascertaining the mix of criteria summing up to success is becoming increasingly difficult. Should units sold, the profile of the gig, the numbers in attendance at performances, the quality and global reach of distribution of the recordings or, (perish the thought) the quality of the reviews received be the inches in yardstick? Shouldn't it rather be measured in the mastery of the instrument and the methodologies of presenting and delivering it to the masses,including the studio, ...


Jonathan Townes: Live Art, Mars

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LiveArtMarsAvailable at, and ByJonathan Townes-guitar With Conrad Korsch-bass Andy Senesi-drums Jonathan Townes, obviously, is not a household name. Neither are the plethora of other “six-stringers with websites” out there competing for your dollars, and more importantly, your ears. Yes, Jon has his own site ( ) as well as what is becoming an obligatory spot for “unsigned” (whatever that means, nowadays) artists over there at (as well as a spot of honor at ). Jon ...