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The Marie Goudy 12tet: The Bitter Suite

Read "The Bitter Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Toronto-based trumpeter / composer Marie Goudy, who could plausibly be described as a child prodigy musically, wasted little time after earning a master's degree in music performance from the University of Toronto in 2017, recording soon afterward The Bitter Suite as leader of a twelve-piece ensemble in which her trumpet, compositions and arrangements underscore the seductive ...

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The Mike Rossi Project: Journey

Read "Journey" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The music of Mike Rossi, a multi-reedist who serves as Professor in Jazz and Woodwinds at the University of Cape Town's South African College of Music, is bolstered by tradition. But it isn't built on purist sentiments. Instead, it reflects all that he's seen, heard, learned and/or taught during his decades-long love affair with the music. ...

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Matthias Schriefl: Keine Angst vor... Schreefpunk

Read "Keine Angst vor... Schreefpunk" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Chi ha frequentato l'Alto Adige Jazz Festival negli ultimi anni, ha avuto modo di incrociare spesso il trombettista e polistrumentista germanico Matthias Schriefl, sia con proprie formazioni e realizzazioni, che in qualità di ospite o in lavori a lui espressamente commissionati. Tra le altre cose, segnaliamo la sua presenza di solista pirotecnico nel bel gruppo Plankton, ...

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Alex Delcourt: The French Quarter

Read "The French Quarter" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

This is the debut album of bassist Alex Delcourt, a young man who grew up in Paris and came to the U.S. to become involved in the jazz scene, where he has been composing, working as a sideman, and leading his own groups in and around Philadelphia and New York. A recipient of the Catherine R. ...

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Way North: Fearless And Kind

Read "Fearless And Kind" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

This roots jazz band is called Way North, presumably for their home base in Toronto. But a spin of their second recording, Fearless and Kind, says they could have tagged the quartet Way South, especially considering the opening tune, “Boll Weevil," and the two-part “Jelly Roll Morton Medley." Their music has a sort of Ornette Coleman ...

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Wayne Wesley Johnson & Friends: Jazzamenco

Read "Jazzamenco" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The well-traveled and now New Mexico-based guitarist Wayne Wesley Johnson pulls out all the stops on the generally engaging double-CD set Jazzamenco, using (at various times) no less than seven guest guitarists, saxophone, Latin percussion, pan flute, charango and Chinese pipa to amplify the rhythm section of keyboards, bass and drums (which is present and accounted ...

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Lonnie McFadden: Live at Green Lady Lounge

Read "Live at Green Lady Lounge" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In his own words, tap dancer, composer, trumpeter, vocalist, and bandleader Lonnie McFadden is, “an unapologetic Kansas City jazz guy." He may be a classic “song and dance man" type of entertainer, but Live at Green Lady Lounge demonstrates that he is also more than that.

Lonnie McFadden was born and raised in Kansas ...

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Eriksson Kaner: Changed Beings

Read "Changed Beings" reviewed by Chris May

This download-only single is the calling card of London-based pianist / composer Eriksson Kaner--and it is a most welcome one. The track is Kaner's first step towards building a profile on the city's jazz scene after five years' study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Kaner's older brother, trumpeter Axel Kaner-Lidstrom, has already ...

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Lucinda Belle: Think Big: Like Me

Read "Think Big: Like Me" reviewed by Paul Naser

As a reported tour featuring Amy Winehouse's hologram nears in winter 2018 and news also comes of a final album by The O'Jays, it seems there is still room in the world for music rooted in soul and with “jazzy" inflections. Enter vocalist/harpist/songwriter Lucinda Belle.

Less Dorothy Ashby and more Peggy Lee (if Lee ...

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Mah-Ze-Tar: Liquid Lotus

Read "Liquid Lotus" reviewed by Paul Naser

As technology makes it easy to share information and art between cultures that were once far removed from each other, “World" and multi-genre music that draws from many different traditions becomes more and more common. It is with this spirit of fusing many different sounds and styles that multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer Maz Karandish began his project, Mah-Ze-Tar, which ...