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Album Review

Nubya Garcia: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Ian Patterson


London-born and raised she may be, but saxophonist-composer Nubya Garcia's music is pan-global in outlook, reflecting her Guyanese/Trinidadian heritage on one hand, and an openness to music in general, on the other. It should come as no surprise that her full-length debut is laced with Afro-Caribbean and South American rhythms, for Source is a personal proclamation--a musical passport of sorts. Equally, a streak of urban chic—marked by broken beats and dub atmospherics—colors these ten tracks. Yet for all its musical ...

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Nubya Garcia: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Chris May


Tenor saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia's first full-length album has been a long time coming—but the wait has been worth it. Source is a cracker and more than fulfills the weighty expectations that built up in anticipation of its arrival. It was back in 2017 that Garcia debuted with the EP Nubya's 5ive (Jazz Re:freshed) and since then she has been a leading light of the new London jazz scene. One of a triumvirate of tenor stars—the other ...

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Sergio Mendes: In The Key Of Joy

Read "In The Key Of Joy" reviewed by Jim Worsley


With exuberant Brazilian beats variously smoldering and at full flame, In the Key of Joy (Concord Records, 2019) archives the sound and the ambiance that defines Sergio Mendes. In 2020, the composer, keyboardist and vocalist celebrates more than sixty years in the music industry with this release. No matter how many beautiful songs and engaging records Mendes has provided over the years, many of a certain age will always first conjure up Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66. The ...

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Chick Corea: Trilogy 2

Read "Trilogy 2" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


In his restless and adventurous sixty year career, Chick Corea has presented his music in a myriad of assemblages, from sideman to leader, solo, duo, quartet, quintet, fusion, traditional, classical, flamenco, world music, etc. And bless him for it. But if truth be told, perhaps the time tested piano trio is the truest representation of his creative trajectory and imaginings. Even a nickel tour through his discography reveals deep riches. From 1968, with Roy Haynes and Miroslav Vitous ...

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Chick Corea Trio: Trilogy 2

Read "Trilogy 2" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Only the cream of the crop takes the stage with Chick Corea. Bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, churning like butter on tour with Corea, resulted in Trilogy (Concord Records, 2014). This sensational three-disc live recording was so well received it demanded, or at least most assuredly warranted, a command performance. Picking right up where they left off, the Chick Corea Trio now presents Trilogy 2. The “mere" two-disc offering is beyond simply “more of the same." The comfort ...

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Boz Scaggs: Out Of The Blues

Read "Out Of The Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette


It's been quite a while since Boz Scaggs' massive commercial breakthrough with Silk Degrees (Columbia, 1976), but even longer since he debuted as a solo artist, upon his departure from The Steve Miller Band, with his eponymous (domestic) debut album. Permeated with a soulful sense of the blues---even apart from the late Duane Allman's now-famous incendiary guitar solo on “Loan Me A Dime"---this Atlantic Records LP (produced by Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine) was hardly the only early ...

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Various Artists: Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest

Read "Stax Singles, Vol. 4: Rarities & Best of the Rest" reviewed by Jim Trageser


Stax Records defined the “Memphis Sound" of soul music in the 1960s. With a roster that took in Otis Redding, Booker T & The MGs, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas and Isaac Hayes, Stax and its sister label Volt provided the main competition to Motown as a home to classic soul acts. Three separate box sets issued in the early 1990s collectively compiled every single ever released by Stax and its subsidiaries (and the 1960s were a time ...


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