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Bite-Sized Morsels

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In among the more usual full-length offerings (arguably one ideal standard for collections of music), it's also good not to overlook the appeal of servings in smaller sizes... Larry Tamanini Front & Center Outer Marker2020 Somewhere at the intersection of urbane contemporary and old-time retro lies a sweet spot where the feel of jazzy cool becomes timeless. Larry Tamanini happily walks that line through this delightful short trip, gliding over the fretboard with ...

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International Flavors

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It's a tour through several spots around the globe with this batch--sometimes a leisurely tour, sometimes a whirlwind, but with each stop offering a wealth of lovely sounds and tones. Gilfema Three Sounderscore 2020 Lionel Loueke, Massimo Biolcati and Ferenc Nemeth have an impressive number of musical endeavors and collaborations between them, as figuratively wide as the miles covered by their respective backgrounds (Beninese, Swedish and Hungarian). Still, vast as the territory is, ...

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Two Twin-Tenor Duos

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The idea of two tenor saxophonists playing together has a long, storied history in jazz through pairings like Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, and Zoot Sims and Al Cohn. Such duos have become harder to find in recent years but here are two newer examples. Jeff Rupert / George Garzone The Ripple Rupe Media 2020 The title of this CD refers to the sound and influence of ...

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Younger Brothers: The Allman Joys, Hourglass, Duane & Gregg

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In somewhat belated recognition and celebration of the fifty year anniversary of the formation of the Allman Brothers Band in March of 1969, something of a beehive of activity arose during the first quarter of 2020. Not coincidentally, most of it circles around what used to be one of, if not the most, significant junctures of any given year for the latter-day ABB, that is, the perennial runs of concerts at New York City's Beacon Theater. In lieu of such ...

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Høiby, Hart and Neame: Thinking Big

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No one's ever accused the members of Phronesis of lacking imagination. This isn't the space to talk about that particular trio, as it comes during a gap in the action, but two of its members concurrently demonstrate that they're just as restless even in some very different contexts. Jasper Høiby Planet B Edition Records 2020 Unity has been one prime theme of bassist Jasper Hoiby's career, as eloquently shown on his solo ...

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Trumpeter Lina Allemano branches out

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Nowadays, Canadian-born-and-educated trumpeter, composer and bandleader Lina Allemano commutes between Toronto and Berlin, as she has flourishing bands in each location. In Toronto, her acoustic Lina Allemano Four released its first album in 2003, on her own Lumo records, and has had a stable line-up of trumpet, alto sax, bass and drums since 2005, which has toured the USA and upped the album count to six; formed in 2013, her electro-acoustic improvising quartet Titanium Riot has released two albums on ...

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3x3: Piano Trios: February 2020

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Lynne Arriale Trio Chimes of Freedom Challenge Records 2020 Where she last appeared happy and laughing on the cover of Give Us These Days (Challenge, 2018), Chimes of Freedom has Lynne Arriale looking a little more thoughtful and serious. The theme this time around is indeed a weighty one, but the sound isn't at all ponderous or overdone. It's a meditation on the state of American social issues and civil rights, both the recordings's ...


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