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Rene Marie With Experiment In Truth At The Jazz Corner

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Rene Marie
The Jazz Corner
Rene Marie with Experiment in Truth
Hilton Head Island, SC
December 28-29, 2018

There are no sharp edges to Rene Marie's voice. Her singing has a warm, soft-velvet quality. She does, however, have an extensive range and an ability to change direction and ...

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Rene Marie at Dazzle

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Rene Marie
Dazzle
Denver, CO
August 4, 2017

Rene Marie exudes joy. Over the course of an 80 minute set, she can evoke nearly every human emotion, but it's joy that comes across most often. That's how much she loves to sing. She even had to divorce her husband of 23 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Greg Osby: Saxophone “Griot”

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The griot is a West African historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet and/or musician, a repository of oral tradition who is often seen as a societal leader. Saxophonist Greg Osby recently was excited to meet some griots on his travels. While he is originally from jny: St. Louis, he himself is a griot in many senses of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Chin: Undercover

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Nato in Corea quasi quarant'anni fa, cresciuto a Los Angeles e dal 1998 operante a New York, John Chin pubblica il secondo disco documentando il suo trio del 2010 con una registrazione a cui teneva molto: galvanizzata da una serie di concerti, la formazione ha inciso di getto usando lo studio come un club, senza prove, ...

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Patrick Cornelius: Infinite Blue

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Veteran New York saxophonist and composer Patrick Cornelius delivers his fourth album as leader with Infinite Blue, a gem of a recording that sparkles with an A-list of players interpreting eight new originals and one cover tune in one audacious session of music. Not really an unusual feat for this three-time winner of the ASCAP Young ...

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John Chin: Blackout Conception

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Blackout Conception è un CD di jazz moderno, realizzato dal trentaduenne pianista coreano (ma da quasi vent’anni residente negli USA) John Chin, qui all’esordio come leader. Il lavoro è condotto in parte in trio con il batterista Bill Campbell e (in alternativa) con i bassisti Alexis Cuadrado o Chris Higgins, in parte in quartetto, con l’aggiunta del tenorista ...

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John Chin: Blackout Conception

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John Chin is another new piano face, rightly placed on Fresh Sound's New Talent division. Born in Seoul, South Korea, but educated in California at Cal State and then the University of North Texas, he then relocated to New York to study with pianist Kenny Barron at Rutgers University in New Jersey. A major portion of ...

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John Chin: Blackout Conception

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Pianist John Chin's debut, Blackout Conception, demonstrates his affinity to highly melodic, song-like compositions. The 32 year-old Chin was born in Seoul, South Korea but grew up in Los Angeles, where he began to study classical piano. Chen graduated from California State University when he was 19, with a BA in music, attended the University of ...

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John Chin: Blackout Conception

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The début recording by pianist John Chin features two compositions by Kenny Barron, and fans of the great Philadelphia pianist will most probably like Blackout Conception for the elements it shares with Barron's playing: a strong, deliberate touch, bluesy delivery, well-argued improvisation, a streak of sentimentality.

The songs on this record are long-ish. This is ...

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John Chin: Blackout Conception

Read "Blackout Conception" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Pianist John Chin marks his recording debut with three originals and four other compositions that have made an impression on him. Chin, who turned to jazz as a teenager, went on to study under Kenny Barron at Rutgers University. While Barron's influence is present to an extent, Chin brings his own measure and intuition to bear ...