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Salvo Losappio: Long Story Short

Read "Long Story Short" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Although Long Story Short is an entirely appropriate title for Italian-born tenor saxophonist Salvo Losappio's debut CD as leader, as its playing time is a lean LP-like thirty-eight minutes, Rush Job might have been an even better one. Losappio's name and face adorn the front cover of the album, which names his four sidemen but does ...

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Introducing Phil Stewart: Melodious Drum

Read "Melodious Drum" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Cellar Live Records continues its run of admirable mainstream albums with Melodious Drum, Canadian-born and New York City-based Phil Stewart's debut as leader of his own groups, which range from trio to sextet. It's an interesting title, as Stewart's drums may be congenial but aren't melodious in the manner of, say, Jeff Hamilton, Ed Thigpen, Shelly ...

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Sacha Perry: Not Brand X

Read "Not Brand X" reviewed by Laurel Gross

If you are looking for music to snooze by, steer clear of Sacha Perry. He is an electrifying pianist, like putting your finger in a socket.

On Not Brand X, Perry delves into an unusual array of standards, which Perry-ized are anything but “standard. There's a bounce, a swing, but dissonance and sure-handed ...

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Sacha Perry: Eretik

Read "Eretik" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli

Sacha Perry first emerged out of relative obscurity last year as a member of the Across 7 Street quintet on Made in New York, the second disc in Smalls' ever-expanding catalogue and the one that more or less established the label's prevailing sound: fresh but familiar, accessible but challenging, heady but emotive. Or to borrow others' ...