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Dave Mosick Trio: Amalgamation

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A guitar, bass, and drum jazz trio takes courage. While larger ensembles include a piano, organ, or even horn section to provide harmonic support, the leader of a guitar trio must make choices between harmonic and melodic lines. Of course these choices make some of the most wonderful moments in jazz. Dave Mosick, a fresh guitarist ...

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Grant Green, Jr.: Introducing G.G.

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Soul Jazz is cheating. The recipe is tried and true: slick guitar, funky Rhodes and Hammond Organ, tight Drums and Bass, a full horn section. Music like this sounds good and makes folks happy with ease. It is also relatively formulaic. Such is the scenario for guitarist Grant Green, Jr.’s new album, Introducing G.G.. The selections ...

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Brad Mehldau: Largo

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Brad Mehldau has had quite a load on his shoulders since he burst on the scene in 1994. He is the latest pianist--and perhaps the most fit--to wear the title “next Bill Evans." And in light of Mehldau's work with rhythm section Jorge Rossi and Larry Grenadier on the acclaimed Art of the Trio series, the ...


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