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Oscar Lalo: Un Peu De Toi

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Oscar Lalo creates an enchanting amalgam of Jazz and Chanson Française on his new CD, Un Peu De Toi.

The Frenchman who now lives in Montreux, Switzerland. has a charming, elegant approach to singing that he developed after navigating the Parisian cafés of Saint-Germain des Prés, as well as many East Coast Jazz clubs, when ...

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Hendrik Meurkens: Amazon River

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I've been listening to Hendrik Meurkens' Amazon River for about a year and I believe it's one of the great Brazilian Jazz recordings of this, or any era. I'm also happy to report that Hendrik Meurkens and Amazon River is one the best bands I've heard in a long, long time.

It all started for ...

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Denny Zeitlin's Solo Voyage

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Will the real Denny Zeitlin please stand up.

Since the mid-60s, Jazz listeners have known Denny as an imaginative, audacious pianist who has led Trios, collaborated with bassists Charlie Haden and David Friesen, and mandolin maven David Grisman, and played some wonderful solo music.

All this while also serving as a full time psychiatrist, ...

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Joe Lovano: Joyous Encounter

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Joe Lovano is a lucky man and he knows it. “Who would have imagined I'd start playing with Hank Jones when I turned 50, he told me recently after returning from a string of European gigs with the pianist. His respect and admiration for Hank serves as the catalyst for what is now a truly remarkable ...