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Donald Byrd: Ethiopian Knights

Read "Ethiopian Knights" reviewed by Chris May

Donald Byrd (1932-2013) was a solid and dependable and prolifically recorded hard-bop trumpeter during the style's mid 1950s to mid 1960s heyday, though he was never an innovator, far less an auteur. He later went on to make a string of tedious disco-cum-jazz-funk albums which sold by the truckload.

On the cusp of this ...

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Thurman Green: DANCE OF THE NIGHT CREATURES

Read "DANCE OF THE NIGHT CREATURES" reviewed by Paula Edelstein

Thurman Green’s remarkable journey through 20th century jazz has left an indelible imprint on both jazz trombonists and aficianados of low brass alike. A key innovator of avante garde/free jazz for trombone, Thurman Green is most often associated with the urban gems on the West Coast jazz scene. In 1997, Thurman Green left us with a ...