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"Elemental" Is Anything But Elementary

"Elemental" Is Anything But Elementary

Low-end powerhouse and former Yellowjacket backbone, Jimmy Haslip collaborates with pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Otmaro Ruíz and virtuosic rhythm guru Jimmy Branly for a project that is a perfect mix of composition and broad audience appeal. Mastered by Grammy nominee Rich Breen (Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Peter Erskine, Charlie Haden and more), “elemental" is a ...

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Frost Concert Jazz Band Under The Direction Of John Daversa Releases Concerto For Guitar And Jazz Orchestra By Justin Morell, Featuring Adam Rogers

Frost Concert Jazz Band Under The Direction Of John Daversa Releases Concerto For Guitar And Jazz Orchestra By Justin Morell, Featuring Adam Rogers

Jazz is an art form that allows musicians to drawn upon an endless array of stylistic and cultural traditions. While a number of jazz artists have incorporated the sophisticated forms of classical music in their writing and performances, there are few true concerto works for a jazz orchestra and fewer still composed for guitar. On Concerto for Guitar ...

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Andrew Rathbun | New Album Out On Steeplechase Records

Andrew Rathbun | New Album Out On Steeplechase Records

Saxophonist, composer & Toronto native Andrew Rathbun has achieved a rare depth of lyricism, authoritative swing and compositional intelligence in nearly 20 years as a recording artist. Voted as a ‘rising star’ in this year’s Downbeat Critics Poll, he adds to his portfolio of stirring original albums this winter, with the release of Character Study on Steeplechase ...

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Pianist-Composer Brittany Anjou Introduces Sweeping, Original Vision On "Enamigo Reciprokataj," Set For Feb. 15 Release By Origin Records

Pianist-Composer Brittany Anjou Introduces Sweeping, Original Vision On "Enamigo Reciprokataj," Set For Feb. 15 Release By Origin Records

Pianist-composer Brittany Anjou blends the influences of a wide range of jazz and classical piano, and a fascination with the Esperanto language, on her stunning debut Enamiĝo Reciprokataj, set for a February 15 release on Origin Records. A trio album featuring bassist Greg Chudzik and drummer Nicholas Anderson (as well as two tracks with special guests, ...

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Recent Listening: Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger

Recent Listening: Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger

Recent Listening: Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger A generation of Canadian musicians is coming to prominence in their youth and making substantial impressions. One is drummer Harry Vetro. After he was graduated from the University of Toronto Jazz Program, the 23-year-old spent much of last year exploring his country as it celebrated its 150th year of nationhood. He ...

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Recent Listening: Two Superb Pianists

Recent Listening: Two Superb Pianists

Sam Leak, Dan Tepfer, Adrift (Jellymould) Pianists from opposite sides of the Atlantic met in a New York studio to collaborate in an engrossing performance of Sam Leak compositions as a suite called “Adrift.” Leak’s partner in recording the eight sections, or movements, was Dan Tepfer, a pianist whose reputation has grown in great part because of ...

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King Crimson's David Cross & No-Man's Andrew Booker's Unreleased 2006 Album Ends Meeting

King Crimson's David Cross & No-Man's Andrew Booker's Unreleased 2006 Album Ends Meeting

David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and Andrew Booker was a member of No-Man, Sanguine Hum and Peter Banks’s Harmony in Diversity. This PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED STUDIO ALBUM was recorded in 2006 but had not seen a release until now. David Cross said of the release “I met Andrew some years ago when the ...

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NYC Acoustic Duo Yagull's New Album Yuna - Marriage Of Piano & Guitar - Cinematic, Lyrical, Truly Intimate Recording

NYC Acoustic Duo Yagull's New Album Yuna - Marriage Of Piano & Guitar - Cinematic, Lyrical, Truly Intimate Recording

Yagull represents an ethereal beauty that takes you on a transformative journey. Throughout the course of the band’s discography, Sasha Markovic and Kana Kamitsubo have smoothly blended the guitar and piano, respectively, to produce exquisite splendor in melody and mood. One feels the music of Yagull in a spiritual, emotional intensity that is rarely equaled. A ...

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JMood Records Releases World Gardens By The Roberto Magris Quartet

JMood Records is pleased to announce the CD release of World Gardens by The Roberto Magris Quartet. “This music remains rooted in the jazz tradition. It uses the modern jazz idioms, but, will move in different directions as we match some African type rhythms with some European melodic concepts and harmonies, Asian sensibilities and classic scales although ...