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Julian Shore: Which Way Now?

Read "Which Way Now?" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If the jazz world decided to elect a single questioning phrase to sum up its craft, this album title would be a great candidate. With three words and a single punctuation mark, the very heart of jazz--a music of infinite decision(s), not indecision, as some may (mis)read that--is laid out for all to see. Those who ...

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New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo Featured On American Voices A PBS Great Performances Special Hosted By Renée Fleming

New England Conservatory Jazz Voice Alum Michael Mayo  Featured On American Voices A PBS Great Performances Special  Hosted By Renée Fleming

“Jazz on stage is alive and it’s a very intimate exchange… You have to listen so you can respond and keep the conversation going. You do that so impeccably well!” – Dianne Reeves to Michael Mayo on PBS’ American Voices New England Conservatory Jazz Studies alum Michael Mayo (Bachelor’s of Music, Jazz Voice ’14) was recently featured on American Voices, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matthew Sheens: Untranslatable

Read "Untranslatable" reviewed by Ian Patterson

With his impressive debut Every Eight Seconds (Self Produced, 2012) garnering universally positive reviews, Australian-born, New York-based pianist Matthew Sheens returns with an even meatier, juicier follow-up. Every Eight Seconds introduced an original composer, one whose melodic and rhythmic ideas championed narrative over virtuosity. There's perhaps more of Sheens the Downbeat poll-winning pianist this time out ...