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Stanton Moore Goes Indie

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Drummer Stanton Moore is one of the prodigal sons of jny: New Orleans. His fans know him well from projects like Galactic, Garage a Trois and Dragon Smoke, which prodigiously fuse rock, jazz and funk.

Moore, whose musical career spans nearly 25 years, is also an educator and has released several instructional books and ...

Magos Herrera: Rebirth in New York

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New York City became the new jazz mecca during the 1920s, when many top jazz musicians from jny: Chicago and the rest of the U.S. migrated to the Big Apple. Jazz musicians from around the globe moved there every decade, knowing New York has some of the top jazz venues in the world, a dozen jazz ...

Mário Franco Trio: Our Door

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Our Door, the debut album from the Mário Franco Trio, is lush with nostalgia and camaraderie, but also creates a vibrant breath of fresh air, offering hope for the present and future states of Portuguese jazz.

These gifted musicians met at the end of the 80's in Lisbon's Hot Clube de Portugal, one of ...

Enrico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron: Play Morricone 1 & 2

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Film lovers all over the world recognize Ennio Morricone as one of the best score composers of all time. His music has been used in more than 500 movies and TV shows. About 60 of them have won Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA awards and other honors.

Enrico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson and Joey Baron started ...

Abdullah Ibrahim: Mukashi (Once upon a time)

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Japan and South Africa were never so close. The acclaimed pianist and flautist Abdullah Ibrahim fused the Asian zen calmness with stories and inspiration from his native homeland in his latest album Mukashi.

Mukashi translates in Japanese as “Once upon a time" is a very appropriate title considering Ibrahim's impressive storytelling skills, as well ...

Steve Cardenas: Melody in a Dream

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Melody in a Dream is a humble tribute to Steve Cardenas' mentors and music heroes. The Kansas City guitarist who moved to New York City in 1995 pays his respects to figures like late piano genius Thelonius Monk, avant-garde drummer Joey Baron(who is his sideman in this album), the deceased drummer Paul Motian and pianist Horace ...

Armen Donelian: Sayat-Nova: Songs of my Ancestors

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The sound of his piano evokes treasured sounds from a small and hidden mountainous country full of cultural richness and history in the heart of Eurasia.

On his thirteenth solo album, the New Yorker veteran musician Armen Donelian paid a homage to Armenia, the homeland of his forefathers.

Donelian, a classically trained ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Roberto Fonseca: The worthy heir of Afro-Cuban Jazz

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Success didn't knock on his door by random luck. Roberto Fonseca has worked hard to earn his reputation as one of the most renowned and skillful Cuban jazz pianists of his generation.

The 38 year-old musician started playing drums when he was four years old and played at the International Jazz Festival of Havana ...

Clovis Nicolas: Nine Stories

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Ron Carter's judgment regarding the talent of a fellow double bassist can't be wrong. The acclaimed musician, who has recorded more than 2,500 albums and was a fundamental member of the Miles Davis Quintet, highly praises the sound and compositions of Clovis Nicolas.

Carter wrote the liner notes to Nicolas' Nine Stories, the first ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pamela Hines: Hall Sings Hines

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Feminine sensitivity, creativity and a strong desire to enjoy playing jazz is felt in the newly released album by Pamela Hines. She is a musician, raised in Boston, who studied with George Russell and obtained a Masters degree in music from the New England Conservatory. The dancing fingers of this pianist have a mixture of experience ...