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Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Atlanta's jazz guitar master Trey Wright has released his latest solo effort, “Begin Again". Mr. Wright puts together a moving group of songs inspired by his recovery from a depressive episode in 2016 and dedicated to ex-band mate the late Carl Lindberg (Squat, Grogus, Ok Skool Trio). ”Begin Again" also features Marc Miller (bass: The Atlanta ...

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Mace Hibbard: The Hibbard/Wright Project

Read "The Hibbard/Wright Project" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Atlanta-based Grammy Award- winning saxophonist Mace Hibbard has been leading and recording with a formidable quintet for the past ten years while over that same period, Roswell, GA-based guitarist Trey Wright has led the 4-piece Athens/Atlanta-based Squat jazz band and is now leader of his own trio. What they both have in common is a creative ...

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Mace Hibbard - Time Gone by (2011)

Mace Hibbard - Time Gone by (2011)

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Waco-born Mace Hibbard cuts an imposing figure, like someone who spent his Friday nights (and perhaps even Saturday afternoons) on the gridiron as a teenager. But to this son of notable Texas trumpet player Dave Hibbard, “big" means the full, dulcet sounds coming out of his saxophone. The younger ...

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Mace Hibbard: Time Gone By

Read "Time Gone By" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Performing a selection of thoroughly modern jazz, inspired and influenced by the music of Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis and Branford Marsalis, Atlanta-based saxophonist/composer Mace Hibbard delivers the creative and highly entertaining Time Gone By, his second album as leader and the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut, When Last We Met (CDBY, 2007).

A ...

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Melvin Jones: Pivot

Read "Pivot" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Melvin Jones offers a variety of musical styles on Pivot, with a selection of modern romp and simmering ballads on this very impressive debut as a leader. For the trumpeter, “pivot" is the defining moment--indeed the turning point--in which different genres come together in one special album. Jones contributes the majority of this thirteen-piece, nearly all ...

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Mace Hibbard: When Last We Met

Read "When Last We Met" reviewed by John Barron

Atlanta-based saxophonist Mace Hibbard hits the ground running with When We Last Met, an all original collection of hard-driving progressive jazz with contemporary overtones. The disc is imbued with strong lyricism and challenging, yet accessible grooves.

Hibbard has a boisterous feel with a seething growl for a tone. His edgy approach on the alto ...

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Mace Hibbard: When Last We Met

Read "When Last We Met" reviewed by Edward Blanco

When Last We Met is sure to make more than a ripple in the jazz world. Atlanta-based multi-instrumentalist and reed man Mace Hibbard is an educator and versatile musician who not only plays a passionate alto saxophone but also manifests ample talents and expressive voicing on soprano and tenor. A blues-based bebop player, Hibbard departs from ...