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Daniel Rosenboom, Deep Ford, Dayna Stephens and More

Read "Daniel Rosenboom, Deep Ford, Dayna Stephens and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The feature artist is Los Angeles trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom who stokes the fires of outrage and concern for current politics and society on his new Absurd in the Anthropocene. There are plenty of new releases from European artists: Deep Ford, the very ambitious trio of keyboardist Benoit Delbecq, saxophonist Robin Fincker and drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq, Phronesis bassist Jasper Hoiby gone solo, Italian saxophonist Fabio Delvo and trio Forefront, Portuguese bassist Miguel Angelo & MAU and a sublime duo of Alexandra ...

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Quoan - Brian Walsh, Sam Minaie, Daniel Rosenboom & Mark Ferber: Fine Dining

Read "Fine Dining" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

According to the press release this bi-coastal USA ultra-progressive band is inspired by the classic chord-less quartets of modern jazz via a fast-moving program, complete with tricky, mind-bending works, odd-metered unison excursions and other revved up implementations. The musicians' assertiveness is embedded into various offshoots and stylizations such as hard-hitting bop and poignant call / response jaunts, framed on structural elements. Even when they enter the free jazz domain, the quartet moves forward with a sense of purpose. Indeed, it's ...

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Burning Ghosts: Reclamation

Read "Reclamation" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Reclamation is Burning Ghosts second album and first for John Zorn's Tzadik label. Based in Los Angeles, the band's fire and brimstone-like overtures are seated in doom metal-jazz along with renegade fuzoid bop movements. The musicians dole out sheets of torrential soundwaves via fluently enacted unison runs and booming cadenzas that spark a tidal wave of fun factors on a recurring basis. Led by gifted trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and nascent guitar hero Jake Vossler, the group's intense modus ...

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Dr. Mint: Voices in the Void

Read "Voices in the Void" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Dr. Mint includes prominent affiliates of the West Coast progressive jazz and improvisational scenes, Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet), Gavin Templeton (saxophones) and Alexander Noice (electric guitar) with like-minded East Coast members, Sam Minaie (bass) and Caleb Dolister (drums). Here, the quartet presents a wow factor on its fifth release. No doubt, they're armed and dangerous via these hyper-mode jazz rock works, spiced with Noice's killer fuzoid riffs and the hornists' no holds-barred soloing ventures. “Kingdom In The Middle" ...

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Burning Ghosts: Burning Ghosts

Read "Burning Ghosts" reviewed by Troy Collins

Daniel Rosenboom has quickly become one of the leading voices in the West Coast jazz scene. The Los Angeles-based trumpeter recorded his formative work for Vinny Golia's esteemed Nine Winds label in the mid-2000s, but has since founded Orenda Records to document his hometown's burgeoning underground scene. Rosenboom's latest offering as a bandleader is the self-titled debut of Burning Ghosts, a dynamic electro-acoustic quartet that draws creative inspiration from the specter of social injustice.The City of Angels has ...

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Daniel Rosenboom: Astral Transference / Seven Dreams

Read "Astral Transference / Seven Dreams" reviewed by Robert Bush

L.A. trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom seems to gravitate towards music that challenges on multiple levels, and his latest recording Astral Transference/ Seven Dreams, a sprawling, two-disc transcription of a live concert at the Blue Whale is nothing if not wildly ambitious. “Astral Transference," is the single composition that takes up the entirety of Disc One. It opens with Rosenboom alone, dancing around with open-horn textures, before being joined by seven of his favorite players including Artyom Manukyan ...

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Daniel Rosenboom: Fire Keeper

Read "Daniel Rosenboom: Fire Keeper" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

To say Daniel Rosenboom is no ordinary jazz trumpeter, is no exaggeration. His father, David Rosenboom is currently Dean, Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music at the California Institute of the Arts (and has been at CalArts since 1990), and having a first trumpet teacher in the form of Wadada Leo Smith, where others may have rebelled to the surfscape or gone full Charlie Sheen, Daniel is confidently fulfilling his destiny to boom loud and boom proud. Catching ...


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