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Darwin Noguera's Evolution Quartet: The Gardener

Read "The Gardener" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

The Gardener is an expressive and experimental take on the Latin jazz vernacular by talented, Chicago-based pianist Darwin Noguera. With his tongue-in-cheek Evolution Quartet, Noguera is not only referencing the famed father of modern evolutionary theory, with whom he shares a name, he is also referring to the evolutionary nature of his music. The music here represents a new branch on the tree of jazz; Noguera's music grows out of a strong understanding of what has come before, while creating ...