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Acclaimed Pianist/Composer Josh Nelson’s "Discovery Project” Featured On NPR's Jazz Night In America, Airing Nationwide Beginning February 23

Acclaimed Pianist/Composer Josh Nelson’s "Discovery Project” Featured On NPR's Jazz Night In America, Airing Nationwide Beginning February 23

Pianist Josh Nelson will be featured in NPR’s Jazz Night in America as they head to La La Land to get the real story of what it really takes to be a jazz musician in the City of Angels. Jazz Night in America is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and a weekly concert video webcast from ...

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Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra: Farewell

Read "Farewell" reviewed by Dave Wayne

I am beginning to wonder if every jazz musician has, in some dark corner of their psyche, a suppressed ambition to lead a big band. Economically unfeasible, logistically impossible--but artistically gratifying--a big band is perhaps the ultimate way to make manifest one's greatest musical ambitions. You get to conduct, pick your own solos, compose and arrange ...

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Trevor Anderies: Shades of Truth

Read "Shades of Truth" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Il batterista Trevor Anderies guida in questo album dagli esiti alquanto eterogenei quello che nominalmente risulterebbe un ottetto, in realtà scorporato generalmente in tronconi (o sottoinsiemi) di varia conformazione (e connotazione) su cui peraltro imperversa, salvo rare eccezioni, la voce baritonale, fra il lirico-leggero, l'epico e il confidenziale (almeno tentato), di Dwight Trible, vero anello debole ...

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Josh Nelson: Discoveries

Read "Discoveries" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Nothing fuels the creative impulses like the art of discovery. A new chord voicing can unlock a door to a different world, and different rhythmic permutations can prove to be an endless source of inspiration, but discovering these things and utilizing them to good effect are two different things. Few artists can see the world through ...

The Vinny Golia Octet: Music for Baritone Saxophone

Read "The Vinny Golia Octet: Music for Baritone Saxophone" reviewed by Robert Bush

Vinny Golia Octet

Music For Baritone Saxophone

Nine Winds Records

2011

Woodwind multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia has been both the beacon and a touchstone for the West Coast free improvising community, particularly in Los Angeles, for over 30 years. Golia started his Nine Winds label in 1977, as a vehicle for ...