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Kodama Trio: Kodama Trio

Read "Kodama Trio" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Funny how groups come together. The Kodama Trio, resident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is comprised of three individuals from completely different backgrounds and completely different parts of the country. Pianist Robert Muller, originally from Portland, OR, has spent time in New York City and Copenhagen. A former student of Andrew Hill at Portland State University, ...

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Birth: Find

Read "Find" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Birth's website indicates that they are an avant-garde jazz unit, along with an inference concerning drum ‘n’ bass grooves. We won’t debate that notion. As this hard driving trio conveys a brash, and notably hip demeanor via its in-your-face mode of operations. The musicians dish out a multifaceted conglomeration of catchy melodies infused with deviously executed ...

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Birth: Birth

Read "Birth" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Many of us so-called modern jazz advocates generally maintain a cognizant lookout for exciting young talent to rejuvenate our sometimes quiescent spirits. One recent entry into the avant-garde electro-acoustic jazz scheme of things is a searing hot trio hailing from Cleveland, Ohio who call themselves – “Birth”. Marked by, what appears to be DNA patterns splattered ...