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Fred Hess Band: How 'Bout Now

Read "How 'Bout Now" reviewed by Troy Collins

In this postmodern era of multiple working groups and all-star recording sessions, consistent jazz bands seem ever harder to maintain. Developing an intuitive working relationship with a consistent lineup may be a rarity today, but not so with Colorado-based tenor saxophonist Fred Hess' group. This is his third recording in as many years with the same core lineup.

The veteran rhythm section of bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Matt Wilson continues to elevate the game to virtually telepathic ...


40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

The Montreal Jazz Festival celebrates its 40th edition this year with some outstanding presentations scheduled at various venues around the city. Running from June 27 to July 6, this year's festival includes both indoor and outdoor events, free and ticketed events, with a program that includes Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Brad Mehldau, Kendrick Scott, Richard Galliano, Stacy Kent, Joshua Redman, John Pizzarelli, Keyon Harrold, Gilad Hekselman, Roberto Fonseca, Donny McCaslin and more.

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