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Kirk Knuffke, Rick Countryman & Lakecia Benjamin

Read "Kirk Knuffke, Rick Countryman & Lakecia Benjamin" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Saxophonist Ohad Talmor's new release, Long Forms, with his Newsreel sextet has just been released by Intakt Records and it's a must-listen; strong playing by some of the best musicians around, complicated but highly interesting tunes and arrangements, and a fully realized project. Another saxophonist, Rick Countryman, plies his trade in Manila in The Philippines now and his doing his best to bring the avant-garde and free jazz to that area of the world. Frequently working with Japanese powerhouse drummer, ...

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Ohad Talmor: Newsreel

Read "Newsreel" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Tenor saxophonist Ohad Talmor was born in Israel, grew up in Switzerland, and now lives in America. Talmor started out on piano before switching to the saxophone while in the US. Over the years, he has assembled an impressive list of band associations. In Switzerland he co-founded Zounds Collective with trumpeter Carlos Baumann to experiment with and play a wide range of music. He later went on to collaborate with Steve Swallow and Lee Konitz among others and formed several ...


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