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Jason Anick & Jason Yeager: United

Read "United" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Violinist Jason Anick and pianist Jason Yeager share an open-minded approach to jazz. Anick is best known as a member of the neo-Gypsy Jazz ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet , while Yeager performs post-bop and third stream music. But this album presents a mostly original, eclectic collection of music where both of them frequently step out of ...

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John Funkhouser: Still

Read "Still" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Pianista, bassista e compositore proveniente dalla musica classica e dalla marcata curiosità musicale, John Funkhouser è da tempo alla testa di un trio che, con questo, giunge al quarto CD in quindici anni. Il leader è affiancato da Greg Loughman al contrabbasso e Mike Connors alla batteria, ma in questo lavoro vi si aggiungono in alcune ...

Jason Anick: Tipping Point

Read "Jason Anick: Tipping Point" reviewed by Ian Patterson

One of the Berklee College of Music's youngest instructors, violinist/mandolinist Jason Anick had already made a name for himself in 2008, when at twenty two years of age he was invited to tour with Grammy-winning guitarist John Jorgenson. Anick's tremendous virtuosity was to the fore on the acoustic Rhythm Future Quartet's Sleepless (Self Produced, 2011), a ...

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John Funkhouser: Still

Read "Still" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich



With the unpredictable sensibility and graceful prowess of a cat, John Funkhouser and his core trio draw the listener into Still, an intelligent and poignant collection of alluring tracks that display an inner sense of musical exploration and innovation. Funkhouser is masterful as both a musician and composer/arranger, maintaining a delicate balance of power ...

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Scott Boni Trio: Scott Boni Trio

Read "Scott Boni Trio" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Washington, Pennsylvania is no hot spot for jazz music. With one possible exception (Al & Reuben's Restaurant), you are more likely to hear the latest hits from Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood; no, let's face it, you are more likely to hear dead silence than jazz in almost any establishment in or around this small city ...

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Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Outpost 186 March Highlights: Jacob William

Jacob William returns his Para Quintet to Outpost 186 on Saturday March 24th after an interlude of gigs in other dubious roosts. Now that he is once more in the cozier confines of the Outpost, free of the concerns attending tavern work, he'll shine at his usual level of dazzle with his astute and earnest compadres. Laurence Cook will once ...