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ARTICLE: RADIO

Cuong Vu, Phil Schurger, Cluttertones and More

Read "Cuong Vu, Phil Schurger, Cluttertones and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Check out some great music from new releases, from the avant-garde/Middle Eastern/North African fusion of Ensemble Fanaa, to trumpeter Cuong Vu's quartet with Bill Frisell; from Chicago guitarist Phil Schurger to New Orleans drummer Billie Davies; from poet Vince Bell to pianist Ran Blake with singer Christine Correa. Plus a set from three excellent German groups ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Rocco John Group: Devotion

Read "Devotion" reviewed by Warren Allen

With his drifting tones and trilling bird calls, Rocco John Iacovone evokes saxophone greats including Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, and Jackie McLean, and also suggests mentors Lee Konitz and Sam Rivers. All of these references used their distinct sounds to expand and reshape the musical conventions around them. With Devotion--his sixth album as leader and third ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rocco John: Don't Wait Too Long...

Read "Don't Wait Too Long..." reviewed by Russ Musto

So much of the jazz on CDs these days sounds so much the same, so that when a disc such as this one is released, on which the music clearly speaks with its own voice, one must take notice.

Saxophonist Rocco John has studied with Sam Rivers and Lee Konitz and his distinctly apparent ...