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Bill Barner: Ten Tunes

Read "Ten Tunes" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Variety is the theme of Bill Barner's plainly titled Ten Tunes. Although currently employed by a big band and small swing combos, Barner's career as reed man has spanned different genres, from free jazz and Indian raga and to bluegrass and klezmer, and the disc reflects that versatility, with the leader focusing exclusively on clarinet.


Stan Smith: No Discussion

Read "No Discussion" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Stan Smith is a Columbus area jazz guitarist who like many fine jazz musicians has spent a good deal of his career disguised as a music professor (at Capital University). In contrast to some who get comfortable or simply too busy in the academic jazz world though, Mr. Smith has always maintained a steady diet of ...