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New Music From Brazilian Drummer, Igor Willcox, And Emerging Guitarist Nir Felder

Read "New Music From Brazilian Drummer, Igor Willcox, And Emerging Guitarist Nir Felder" reviewed by Len Davis


Brazillian drummer Igor Wilcox Quartet Live in Canada, Nir Felder, Tim Miller and more. Playlist Igor Willcox “The Scare" from Igor Willcox Quartet Live at Jazz Room (Room 73) 00:00 Igor Willcox “2020" from 2020 (Room 73) 07:55 Chema Vilchez “Dissonance and Reality" from the Sacred Nature of Life (Self Produced) 15:46 Eric Johnson “Manhattan" from Europe Live (Mascot) 23:32 Tim Miller “RB" from Trio Vol 3 (Self Produced) 31:23 Nir Felder “War Theory" from Nir Felder II ...

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Album Review

Nir Felder: II

Read "II" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


Six years after the release of his solo debut, Golden Age (Okeh, 2014), Nir Felder's follow-up II brings into sharper focus some of the guitarist's more compelling dichotomies as a player. His instrument of choice is the usually more crystalline-sounding Stratocaster but Felder somehow elicits a fatter-than-a-big-ol'-jazz-box tone from it. His style as a soloist has way more in common with Jim Hall than Jimi Hendrix but he more often favors flailing big ringing open-stringed or power ...

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A Random Selection Of The Best New Releases From 2020

Read "A Random Selection Of The Best New Releases From 2020" reviewed by Len Davis


A selection of new releases from 2020... including late 2019. Playlist Scott Henderson “Satellite" from People Mover (Self Produced) 00:00 Terje Rypdal “Conspiracy" from Conspiracy (ECM) 05:56 Tom Kennedy “The 70's" from Stories (Self Produced) 11:57 Randy Brecker-Eric Marienthal “Fast Lane" from Double Dealin' (Shanachie) 17:57 Jakob Manz Group “Endless Space" from Natural Energy (ACT) 24:01 Ben Wendel “Fearsome" from High Heart (Edition) 30:02 Yellow Jackets “Dewey" from X L (Mack Avenue) 35:53 Mach 6 “Indaco" from Take ...

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Album Review

Nir Felder: Golden Age

Read "Golden Age" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


There were a few strong reactions when Nir Felder was donned “The Next Big Jazz Guitarist" in a 2010 NPR article. The in-demand New York based musician is seemingly unfazed by the headline and continues grinding out a stream of constant gigs and sessions associated with the likes of Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington, and more recently, drummer Rudy Royston's debut 303 (Greenleaf Music, 2014). In spite of frenzied scheduling Felder has cultivated his music in the long overdue debut, ...


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