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Roger Beaujolais: Sunset

Read "Sunset" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Maybe it should be a law that every vibraphonist is required to cover Bobby Hutcherson's “Little B's Poem." Okay, perhaps we don't need such a law, but as with pianists covering compositions by Thelonious Monk, a requirement like this would enable us to get the measure of the musician. Here Roger Beaujolais, on his 19th studio album Sunset, sets his sights on the Hutcherson classic. He is joined by pianist Robin Aspland, bassist Simon Thorpe, and drummer Winston Clifford.

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Roger Beaujolais: Sunset

Read "Sunset" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Vibraphonist Roger Beaujolais' name may not be familiar to listeners on the American side of the pond, but he's been a pretty steady presence on the British scene for decades, making a splash with The Chevalier Brothers, hitting the studios with artists as far apart as rocker-turned-folkie Robert Plant and Cuban icon Omara Portuondo, and leading his own sessions of various sizes under different guises. For this, his nineteenth album to date, he fronts a quartet that's content to soak ...

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Roger Beaujolais Quartet: Mind The Gap

Read "Mind The Gap" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The quintet has usually been the format of choice for British vibraphone ace Roger Beaujolais, but he changes it up on Mind The Gap; this is the eighteenth album from the veteran mallet man, but the first to really focus on a foursome. Beaujolais, a self taught vibraphonist who started a bit late--in his mid-twenties--has more than made up for lost time over the years. In the '80s he made a splash with The Chevalier Brothers, an ...

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Roger Beaujolais Quartet: Mind The Gap

Read "Mind The Gap" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Mind The Gap might have been named for the warning dished out thousands of times a day on the London underground, but the rather wonderful music that emanates from the Roger Beaujolais Quartet is better suited as a soundtrack to late night drives along glamorous coastal highways.Vibraphonist Beaujolais has been an integral part of the UK jazz scene since the '80s in bands such as the Chevalier Brothers, Vibraphonic and his own quintet and quartet--even though he didn't ...


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