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Steve Fishwick/Alex Garnett Quartet: Marshian Time Slip

Read "Marshian Time Slip" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

If the record label's name and the vinyl album's gorgeous retro sleeve aren't enough of a clue, the first few bars of “The Wrath Of Karn" make it clear. Marshian Time Slip is a contemporary slice of hard bop, from four excellent practitioners of the art. From cool, slow-burning and moody ensemble pieces to fast-paced, explosive, ...

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Michael Karn Quintet: In Focus

Read "In Focus" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Michael Karn’s maiden voyage as a leader reveals an accomplished tenor saxophonist who is capable of shaping the sound of a quintet like a veteran. His playing is influenced by Coltrane, Mobley, Gordon, and Henderson, but nonetheless has attained an impressive degree of individuality. Similarly, the band’s sound can be placed in the modern mainstream, and ...