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Dezron Douglas: Black Lion

Read "Black Lion" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It's striking, regal, moody, even a bit dangerous--and that's just the cover. Whatever statement Dezron Douglas is making with the name of this EP (also shared by the freshly formed sextet behind it), it's probably one with layers of meaning and history. As you might expect from someone versatile enough to be among jny: New York ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand): Anatomy of a South African Village / Ekapa Lodumo

Read "Anatomy of a South African Village / Ekapa Lodumo" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

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It is in honor of the anniversary of free elections in South Africa that these reviews were commissioned. This article is dedicated to Mr. Abdullah Ibrahim and Mr. Nelson Mandela.

Abdullah Ibrahim, aka Dollar Brand, born Adolph Johannes Brand, was born in Cape Town South Africa in 1934. He ...

Freddie Hubbard: New Colors

Read "New Colors" reviewed by Jim Santella

Freddie Hubbard and his New Jazz Composers Octet dig into the mainstream and come up with a winner. It's a team effort. Most of the selections are arranged by trumpeter David Weiss to reflect group interaction and a robust ensemble sound. Anchored by baritone saxophone and bass, the band aims for a dramatic flair as each ...

Freddie Hubbard: New Colors

Read "New Colors" reviewed by Jim Santella

Freddie Hubbard and his New Jazz Composers Octet dig into the mainstream and come up with a winner. It's a team effort. Most of the selections are arranged by trumpeter David Weiss to reflect group interaction and a robust ensemble sound. Anchored by baritone saxophone and bass, the band aims for a dramatic flair as each ...

Freddie Hubbard: New Colors

Read "New Colors" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

The quintessential hard bop trumpeter, Freddie Hubbard has had his share of ups and downs since he made his precious debut on the ‘60s burgeoning jazz scene so eloquently fostered by Blue Note. The ‘70s were a time for commercial concessions that his critics seemed to condemn with undue fervor, while the ‘80s offered their own ...

Freddie Hubbard: New Colors

Read "New Colors" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The New Jazz Composers Octet, a New York scene collective of young players/composers dedicated to the ideal of new composition in jazz, here reaffirms their commitment to “new" jazz composition with nothing less than- you guessed it: backing up a aging jazz icon in an album consisting entirely of that icon's tunes.

How the irony of ...