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Matt Belzer: Connections

Read "Connections" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Connections, featuring seven tunes from the pen of composer/reedman Matt Belzer, opens on a jazz/rock groove--in front of some cool and gorgeous and very unrock-like sax/clarinet harmonies. On a flow of gentle propulsion, “Deep Focus" immediately engages the listener while delving into deeper musical layerings. It's an excellent and approachable introduction to Belzer's original concepts.Matt Belzer boasts an impressive professional resume: Director of Homewood Jazz Ensembles at John Hopkins University; Jazz Department Chair at the Peabody Prepatory; and ...


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