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Jodie Christian Trio: Reminiscing

Read "Reminiscing" reviewed by Derek Taylor

P>Jazz, like most kinds of music, is a migratory art form. Regional enclaves abound and players are continually traveling and relocating between them trading ideas and innovations. It’s this continuous cross-pollination that is one of the primary ways the music continues to develop and sustain itself. Still, there are certain musicians who set up shop in single locales and stay so long as to become inseparable elements in the fabrics of such scenes. Jodie Christian, a Chicago resident since childhood, ...

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Jodie Christian: Soul Fountain

Read "Soul Fountain" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This album, recorded more than three years ago, is dedicated to the memory of Art Porter, whose enlivening presence serves to remind one how much ripening talent was lost when the 35-year-old saxophonist was drowned in November 1996 while on a tour in Thailand. Porter more than holds his own in the company of a couple of Chicago legends, pianist Christian and saxophonist Mitchell, who are joined by boppish trumpeter Williams, bassist Whitfield and drummer Adams in a session that ...


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