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The Most Beautiful Thing

Read "The Most Beautiful Thing" reviewed by Michael Bisio

For me music is full of magic, mystery, spirituality, joy, passion and fire, blue to red, yet my journey to conceptualize finds me chasing the most objective truths I can discover, truths stripped of every aesthetic element possible. In High School during an intro to theory class my teacher announced: music is sound in time. We ...

Gary Hassay / Dan Dechellis / Tatsuya Nakatani: Beauty

Read "Beauty" reviewed by Jim Santella

Free music that casts a spell on you comes with a price. You are entitled to dream, imagine something different with every listen. Beauty takes many forms and everyone has their opinion. Alto saxophonist Gary Hassay, pianist Dan DeChellis and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani show you their own ideas about beauty on this recent album.

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Gary Hassay & Ellen Christi: Tribute to Paradise

Read "Tribute to Paradise" reviewed by Ty Cumbie

Jazz artists who adhere strictly to a free improvising agenda are generally doomed to sacrifice wider recognition. Here are two perfect examples: Ellen Christi is among the finest jazz vocalists in New York. She's made a lovely, intimate duo recording with Gary Hassay, a saxophonist who has all the technique of his best contemporaries, plus a ...