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Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: This Could Be That

Read "This Could Be That" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music is sort of the Andres' family business: Brian's father Mike, a professional woodwind player from the jny: Cincinnati area (who appears on ...

Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo

Read "Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel
This Could Be That
Self-Produced
2016

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music ...

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Blue Wisp Big Band: Tribute

Read "Tribute" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A legendary regional ensemble from Cincinnati, the Blue Wisp Big Band has, for the last twenty-five years, performed every Wednesday evening at the famed Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati, owned and operated by Marjean Wisby until her passing in August 2006. The album pays Tribute to the memory of the late owner and also celebrates ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Blue Wisp Big Band: A Night At The Wisp

Read "A Night At The Wisp" reviewed by Russell Moon

The Blue Wisp Big Band is a 16 piece orchestra which has performed every Wednesday since 1980 at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, with few changes in personnel. A Night At The Wisp is the band's first recording of a performance at that venue. The band is led by saxophonists Larry Dickson and ...

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Blue Wisp Big Band: 20th Anniversary

Read "20th Anniversary" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Perhaps setting a record for longevity among contemporary big bands, the Cincinnati based0Blue Wisp Big Band celebrates its 29th anniversary with a release of exciting arrangements of tunes that, for the most part, are composed by well-known musicians. There are cuts by Steve Allen, Bill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer among others, wrapped in captivating arrangements by Matt ...

Blue Wisp Big Band: 20th Anniversary

Read "20th Anniversary" reviewed by Jim Santella

The program opens with a Matt Harris tune that resembles “All Blues." Big band arrangements by Harris, Al Kiger, Larry Dickson, and Steve Allee provide a format that allows plenty of room for swinging. This ensemble gets together every Wednesday night at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club: the band's weekly gig in Cincinnati. They released five ...