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Doxas Brothers: The Circle

Read "The Circle" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Family figures squarely into The Circle. For tenor saxophonist Chet Doxas and drummer Jim Doxas, brotherhood is both a literal and figurative tie. These siblings have been playing music together in various configurations from their earliest days, so their bonds truly extend from blood to bandstand. And with their father manning the board for this quartet session recorded at the family homestead in Pointe Claire, QC, it's all Doxases on deck. This album's title references the crescent ...

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Chet Doxas: Big Sky

Read "Big Sky" reviewed by John Kelman

As much as a recent Ottawa, Canada performance was an intimate opportunity for local fans to see John Abercrombie, it was equally noteworthy for the two brothers who brought the veteran guitarist and bassist John Menegon, both from Upstate New York, for a short tour of Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. Saxophonist Chet Doxas and drummer Jim Doxas are no strangers to Ottawa--especially Jim, a regular at local bassist John Geggie's annual Geggie Concert Series. Chet--who has recorded and/or toured ...

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Chet Doxas Quartet: Sidewalk Etiquette

Read "Sidewalk Etiquette" reviewed by John Kelman

Between appearing as the house band at this year's Montreal Jazz Festival jam sessions and recording his debut CD, Rate of Change (Effendi, 2006), the flexibility of Montreal-based pianist John Roney and his trio with bassist Zack Lober and drummer Jim Doxas should come as no surprise. As the rhythm section with Jim's brother Chet's quartet, they demonstrate even greater stylistic breadth. Sidewalk Etiquette is the saxophonist's debut, and it includes an engaging set of songs by Lober, John Coltrane ...


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