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Live Review

Nicole Glover Trio at Smalls Jazz Club

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Nicole Glover Trio Smalls Jazz Club New York, NY January 7, 2021 After the last selection of a heady, hour-long set, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover introduced the band, thanked the staff at Smalls Jazz Club as well as the performance's sponsor, and added, “We're going to try to let the music speak for itself." Prior to these words, no song titles or comments of any kind were spoken. The music made a strong case ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Girl Talk: Saxophonists Nicole Glover and Kirsten Edkins

Read "Girl Talk:  Saxophonists Nicole Glover and Kirsten Edkins" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The universe of horn players ceased being a “boys club" about thirty years ago. Women have taken commanding roles in both the trumpet (Carol Morgan, Ingrid Jensen, Saskia Laroo) and saxophone (Sharel Cassity, Alisha Pattillo, Nancy Wright, Virginia Mayhew, Pattie Cossentino, Jane Ira Bloom, Claire Daly). Add to these lists two new names, Nicole Glover and Kirsten Edkins, who are debuting with new recordings coming from very different parts of the jazz spectrum. Nicole Glover ...

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Album Review

Nicole Glover: First Record

Read "First Record" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover has made a bold statement with her First Record. The deceptively generic title belies the stimulating music comprising this thematically cohesive album. Glover's own compositions as well as her interpretations of others' work is rooted in the august tradition of her instrument in jazz and, much like that of her idols, it has a uniquely mordant adventurous edge. The dramatic “Snow Dance" demonstrates Glover's “inside-outside" playing and writing. Pianist George Colligan, here on trumpet, ...

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Album Review

Nicole Glover: First Record

Read "First Record" reviewed by Daniel Lehner


If for some reason Portland-native Nicole Glover's First Record ended up being her only one, she would still have made a lasting impact on the jazz world. The 24-year-old saxophonist's debut is an ambitious one that lays a lot on the table and seeks not only to establish her as a capable player, but a voice in the crowded world of jazz tenor. Aided by fellow Portlanders, both in her peer group (Jonathan Lakey on bass) and a few generations ...


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