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Randy Simon Jazz Project: Light It Up

Read "Light It Up" reviewed by Alexander M. Stern

The Randy Simon Jazz Project is a collection of some of Upstate New York's best and brightest jazz luminaries, all brought together to play the music of the titular Simon. Simon's compositions and arrangements are extraordinary. Complex yet completely accessible, he paints dazzling portraits in sound, creating perfect launching points for his soloists. Light It Up, ...

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Adrian Cohen: Delphic

Read "Delphic" reviewed by Alexander M. Stern

Five years have passed since pianist Adrian Cohen released his debut CD, Standardized (Independent, 2003), an exhilarating exploration of the jazz repertoire in a trio setting. In that time, both Cohen's abilities and his reputation have grown. With Delphic, Cohen meets and exceeds the promise of his first disc.

The album takes its title from the ...

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The Adrian Cohen Trio: Standardized

Read "Standardized" reviewed by Alexander M. Stern

The body of music collectively known as “standards” consists of old show tunes, pop songs, and contributions to the jazz songbook by some of the most important composers and improvisers in the history of the music. These works became known as standards because they represented a musical lingua franca, a common language of shared cultural references, ...