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Andrew Gould: First Things First

Read "First Things First" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Free-wheeling and forward-thinking, young, native-New Yorker and one-time performer at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Andrew Gould makes his living on alto and soprano sax, but he blows wild like many a tenor-man before him, including his inspirations Joe Henderson and John Coltrane. On First Things First, his broad and confident debut, high-wattage rules the day. The fiery opener, “The Goulden Ratio," seven minutes of sheer bop exhilaration, finds Gould and his companions, keyboardist Steven Feifke, bassist Marco ...

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Andrew Gould: First Things First

Read "First Things First" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are many realities to the jazz scene in New York. If you check out the marquee listings at the swankiest clubs, you'll see certain names pop up again and again for a short run here or there. These men and women are most certainly an important part of the mix and draw, having paid their dues, built their fan bases, and earned their place at the apex. But if you look at the bigger picture and dig deeper into ...


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