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Jeff Rupert & Richard Drexler: R&D

Read "R&D" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Rupert and Drexler are at it again, on the heels of their successful release Imagination (Rupe Media, 2017), now with the second unreleased selection of cuts captured from a portion of two nights by saxophonist Jeff Rupert and pianist Richard Drexler at the Timucua Arts White House in Orlando in June of 2015. The tracks have been held in the vault until now and its simply titled R & D. Rupert and Drexler are longtime music collaborators and friends. This ...

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Rupert & Drexler: R&D

Read "R&D" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Between them, longtime collaborators (and University of Central Florida professors), saxophonist Jeff Rupert and pianist Richard Drexler have played on hundreds of recordings ranging from Diane Schuur, Mel Torme, Sam Rivers, Mose Allison, Tony Bennett and the Woody Herman Orchestra, to name just a few. So it comes as no surprise that R & D, recorded live in June 2015, is a tasteful, warm, and remarkably accessible document, a shining testament to the untiring and unflagging ability of musicians to ...

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Richard Drexler: Se

Read "Se" reviewed by Andrew Rowan

Pianist/bassist/vocalist Richard Drexler has crafted an eclectic recording, full of fire and humor, saluting the music of Johannes Brahms reinvented through Latin American rhythms. Along the way he also tips his hat to American popular music. The imaginative Drexler uses the vallenato and cumbia (Columbia), tango (Argentina), bolero (Cuba), merengue, pasajes and gaitas (Venezuela), festejo and lando (Peru), samba and bossa (Brazil), and candombe (Uruguay) to blur the distinctions seemingly separating classical, jazz, and Latin American music. Not ...


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