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Piotr Baron, Benjamin Deschamps & More

Read "Piotr Baron, Benjamin Deschamps & More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Pianist Jacob Sacks summoned some of the best musicians he could find to create Fishes, his latest release for Clean Feed. Saxophonists Ellery Eskelin and Tony Malaby, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Dan Weiss tackle Sack's quirky compositions and ideas and the result is a great recording. Also in this episode, music from a live performance by Polish saxophone great Piotr Baron, complete with an intro by the president of the Czech Republic, new tunes from Montreal's Benjamin Deschamp, and ...

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Yoon Sun Choi/Jacob Sacks: Imagination: The Music of Joe Raposo

Read "Imagination: The Music of Joe Raposo" reviewed by Elliott Simon

There is a certain paradoxical synergy that exists between the tunes on Imagination and the avant-cum-free interpretations given them by vocalist Yoon Sun Choi and pianist Jacob Sacks. Choi and Sacks work so well together in their own charming, but somewhat weird, way that they turn this tribute to composer Joe Raposo into much more than a celebration of his music. Raposo composed primarily for television shows such as The Muppets and Sesame Street and these songs, many of which ...


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