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Matt Otto/Andy Ehling: Reunion

Read "Reunion" reviewed by Don Phipps

A Los Angeles import whose left an indelible mark on the Kansas City jazz scene, tenor sax and composer extraordinaire Matt Otto continues his run of successful jazz explorations with Reunion, a collaboration with 30-year friend and Bay Area, CA alto saxophonist Andy Ehling.

Otto's music has always seemed a bit out of place ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Kane: Acknowledgement

Read "Acknowledgement" reviewed by Don Phipps

A hard-charging affair interlaced with charm, Matt Kane's Acknowledgement, surely stands as an homage to some of the jazz giants associated with jny: Kansas City. Three of the compositions were penned by Bobby Watson, who presently calls Kansas City home [and is Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri--Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music], ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lauren Henderson - Debut Album

Lauren Henderson - Debut Album

New York based jazz vocalist releases her self-titled debut album, Lauren Henderson. The highly anticipated recording includes eleven beautiful jazz and Latin jazz standards in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish. An eclectic mix, the vocalist demonstrates vocal versatility, while capturing the listener with her colorful tones and phrasings. The album features Sullivan Fortner (piano), Ben Leifer (bass) ...