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Marc Rossi Group: Hidden Mandala

Read "Hidden Mandala" reviewed by Jay Deshpande

Although the categories of jazz and world music frequently intersect, the results are a mixed bag. It's no small task to meld together different ethnic musics without doing them some disservice. However, pianist and composer Marc Rossi brings something new and exciting to the field. On Hidden Mandala, Rossi's songs capture the rich possibilities of classical ...

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Ben Schwendener/Uwe Steinmetz: Apfelschaun

Read "Apfelschaun" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The latest pair of releases on Gravity Records, now in its fifteenth year, finds frequent collaborators Ben Schwendener (piano) and Uwe Steinmetz (saxophone) joined together in radically different contexts. Living Geometry II, as intensely focused on George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept as any modern recording, sees Steinmetz guesting for the final three tracks of a heavy ...

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Marc Rossi and Ben Schwendener: Living Geometry

Read "Living Geometry" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock pulled it off, yet recordings of jazz-centric piano duets are generally few and far between. And while Boston, MA based pianists Marc Rossi and Ben Schwendener may not represent household names, this effort recorded live at a concert hall in Cambridge, MA hits the mark in a variety of ways. With ...