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Mark Murphy: Live in Athens, Greece

Read "Live in Athens, Greece" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

No figure in jazz personified hip the way that the late Mark Murphy did. For more than half a century he taught the world what it meant to be a true artist, pushing boundaries, walking the tightrope, and going where he pleased. He had it all--wit, charm, guile, good taste, a pure improviser's spirit, a flexible ...

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"Essentially Ella" Lina Orfanos New Release At Metropolitan Room December 6, 13 & 26

"Essentially Ella" Lina Orfanos New Release At Metropolitan Room December 6, 13 & 26

Lina Orfanos's Essentially Ella out on December 12 Metropolitan Room Performances
December 6, December 13 and December 26 Featuring: John Benitez, Essiet Essiet, Spiros Exaras & More! About Essentially Ella The sublime new CD by Lina Orfanos and her jny: New York City Jazz crew hits the streets on December 12! An exciting homage to The First Lady of ...

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Spiro: Pole Star

Read "Pole Star" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Acoustic music has never sounded as joyful and fun as Spiro's, the instrumental quartet from Bristol. The band, which line-up, has remained unchanged for 20 years, received a wider attention and critical acclaim when it released the outstanding and enchanting records such as Lightbox (Real World Records, 2009) and Kaleidophonica (Real World Records, 2012). Spiro has ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Spiros Exaras-World Jazz Ensemble: Phrygianics

Read "Phrygianics" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Phrygianics, named for the most exotic mode of the major scale, is the new ?world-jazz? release from guitarist Spiros Exaras, who hails from Thessaloniki. Spiros has been in New York since 1996, where he's worked with folks such as Randy Brecker, Harvie S, Mark Egan and a Glitter -free Mariah Carey. He's got a cast of ...