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Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face

Read "Face No Face" reviewed by Matthew Miller


Whether you're into swing, hard bop, free jazz or M-Base, jazz has and always will be about emotion, interplay and spontaneity. On this debut album, saxophonist Jon De Lucia dazzles not only with his virtuosity and compositional skills, but also with his ability to convey emotion through probing, focused melodic statements and the sublime coherence of his band. The album starts with the pulsing, M-Base groove of “Glass Bead Game, an odd-metered anthem with an angular melody ...

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Album Review

Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face

Read "Face No Face" reviewed by John Kelman


The proliferation of university-level jazz programs has created a groundswell of young artists, ensuring that jazz remains alive and evolving. Still, the cookie-cutter approach of some programs means that only an exceptional few emerge as distinctive voices; the rest are competent but unmemorable. That, along with the sorry state of mentoring in the jazz community and a weak club scene in most cities, has resulted in too many albums by artists who are not yet ready to be leaders. At ...


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