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Daniel Bruce: Earthshine

Read "Earthshine" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

In the ever-growing scene of jazz-guitar today it is getting harder to distinguish oneself from the rest of the crowd. When taking a look around current stirrings in jazz, the guitar seems to be experiencing a renaissance as the main vehicle in the genre-new formations with the instrument at their core emerging all over the globe. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dan Bruce's Beta Collective: Earthshine

Read "Earthshine" reviewed by Troy Dostert

On the first listen, it's easy to fall under the sway of the sweetness of Dan Bruce's silky guitar tone, only to miss the substance at the heart of his music. Just as similar guitarists like Ben Monder or Kurt Rosenwinkel possess a generous, accessible sound with an exploratory edge, Bruce brings a finely-polished technique that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Announcing the debut release by the Nathan Douds Ensemble

Announcing the debut release by the Nathan Douds Ensemble

The Nathan Douds Ensemble is a group that performs original compositions that aim to combine any and all divergent musical styles into a new genre-less sound. While this is the primary goal of the group, it is easy to hear several very distinct influences including: contemporary and avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and chamber music, rock/fusion, various world musics, and electro-acoustic ...