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Greg Duncan & The Individuation Quintet: Unification

Read "Unification" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Jazz musicians derive inspiration from all kinds of sources--but there probably aren't many who are inclined to build an entire series of songs around concepts connected to Jungian psychology. Trumpeter and composer Greg Duncan is quite earnest in this endeavor, however, and on this release he gives musical expression to a number of aspects of Carl ...

Greg Duncan & The Individuation Quintet: Unification

Read "Unification" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's start at the dénouement. Trumpeter Greg Duncan and his Individuation Quintet close their premier release with “Say Hey," a composition Branford Marsalis wrote for director Spike Lee's 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. The conclusion is a fitting genesis for Duncan's declaration. Just like fellow trumpeter Nate Wooley's refashioning of brother Wynton Marsalis' music on (Dance ...

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David Neves: Progress Report

Read "Progress Report" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

At twenty-five years of age, Boston-based trumpeter David Neves can't be expected to boast a big recorded with/played with resume. But he can boast a first rate education--Berklee and the New England Conservatory. And with his Progress Report, a marvelous debut as leader, Neves blows way beyond expectations for a new kid on the block.

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Greg Duncan: Chicago, Barcelona Connections

Read "Chicago, Barcelona Connections" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Trumpeter Greg Duncan's Chicago, Barcelona Connections is a spicy dish with duende to spare, but it's not to be mistaken for generic Latin jazz; this is flamenco jazz in a fairly pure form. The Chicago-based horn man experienced his flamenco awakening during a stay in Spain between 2009 and 2010, and the music on Chicago, Barcelona ...

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Jonathan Orland Debuts with "Homes"

Born and raised in Paris, Jonathan Orland started playing music during his childhood, starting with piano and clarinet. He got interested in Jazz in his early teenage years, and started learning by himself the saxophone before taking lessons with Thomas Savy, Tom Buckner and André Villégier and Antoine Daurès. Then he passed his music studies diploma in ...

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Alex Lopez: We Can Take This Boat

Read "We Can Take This Boat" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While We Can Take This Boat is the debut from New York-based tenor saxophonist Alex Lopez, he's no unseasoned novice. Lopez studied with saxophonists George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, and Bob Mintzer, obtained his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Miami and his Masters at the Manhattan School of Music, and managed to turn some ...