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ARTICLE: RADIO

Bobby Broom, Adi Meyerson & More

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The great New York-born, Chicago-based jazz guitarist Bobby Broom starts this week's episode of Neon Jazz with a tasty cut off his new CD Soul Fingers. As the hour moves forward, we focus on a musician that has played a great influence on Bobby, Walter Bishop Jr., and music from modern bassist Alexander Claffy.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Martin Nevin: Tenderness is Silent

Read "Tenderness is Silent" reviewed by Troy Dostert

After numerous sideman appearances with a wide swath of the jazz world, from Albert “Tootie" Heath to Greg Osby and Ambrose Akinmusire, bassist Martin Nevin felt it was time to take on a more prominent role. For Tenderness is Silent, his debut disc as a leader, he's assembled a top-flight band, especially as these players are ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016

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12 + 1 Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Beach Resort/Various Venues
jny: Penang, Malaysia
December 1-4, 2016

A tongue-in-cheek marketing ploy, or fear of inviting disaster? The Malaysians are doubtless no more or no less suspicious than folk in most places, but the organizers of the 12th + 1 Penang Island ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sketches: Volume One

Read "Volume One" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Compositional specificity can be a blessing and a curse. It's easy to understand how having every last instruction set to paper can be helpful when it comes to starting the music making process, but the flip side of that argument is that there's nothing left to actually create if everything is already there in black and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Le Boeuf Brothers Expand Into The World Of Kafka

Le Boeuf Brothers Expand Into The World Of Kafka

For many of today’s jazz listeners, it is difficult to define the connection between the music and what it expresses—if anything definite is being expressed at all. What is the music about? There is certainly an abundance of beauty in abstract improvisation, yet no matter how abstract, every solo we hear and every song remains a story that takes ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Natalie Cressman and Secret Garden: New York, September 6, 2012

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Natalie Cressman and Secret Garden
DROM
New York, NY
September 6th, 2012

The trombone is not an instrument that tolerates mediocrity. Because of the instrument's many idiosyncrasies, there's no real chance for the slide instrumentalist to get caught in the purgatory of empty virtuosity often exhibited by up-and-coming guitarists and saxophonists. The practitioners who persevere ...