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The John Temmerman Quartet: Live in Evanston: John's Mixed Bag

Read "Live in Evanston: John's Mixed Bag" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Let's hear it for the mainstream, grassroots jazz with a day job! Current Skokie, Illinois native John Temmerman was who Tip O'Neill might have been thinking of when he opined that “all politics [and everything else] is local." The saxophonist's live recording, Live in Evanston: John's Mixed Bag, is an affair local to his Skokie home. Balancing music with a day job and providing care to an ailing loved one keeps Temmerman close to home; if that doesn't make him ...

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John Temmerman's Jazz Obsession Quartet: The Power of Two

Read "The Power of Two" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Chicago's been keeping a secret from the rest of the jazz world in the name of John Temmerman. The secret has been exposed on his latest recording, The Power of Two, for what it really is - top notch and immensely entertaining jazz. Featuring a group that can jam with pure funk, swing with the best, and groove you to the bone; Mr.Temmerman's Obsession Quartet delivers the package with full rewards to listeners who appreciate their music uncut, and full ...


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