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Cochemea Gastelum: The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow

Read "The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow" reviewed by Chris May

Its title giving a nod to his Native American roots, The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow is the debut album from Brooklyn-based saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum. A touring member of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and a recurring saxophonist in the original band for the Broadway musical Fela!, Gastelum here pays tribute to some of his ...

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Millenial Territory Orchestra: We Are MTO

Read "We Are MTO" reviewed by Tom Greenland

The Millennial Territory Orchestra, the lovechild of leader/arranger/slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein, is back with its sophomore release, We Are MTO, a typically boisterous romp through middle-Americana. Starring the same dramatis personae as its debut, the band is an unwieldy cast of character actors, strong individualists all capable of stealing the scene on any given song.

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Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: We Are MTO

Read "We Are MTO" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Jazz is fun again. Yes, in the hands of a showman like Steven Bernstein it can be a ball. Whether he is fronting his band Sexmob, playing sideman to Bobby Previte, or arranging tracks for Mario Pavone, he means to entertain us. And entertainment as in “that's show biz folks."

Maybe it was ...

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Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: We Are MTO

Read "We Are MTO" reviewed by Troy Collins

From his career-defining work on the score to Robert Altman's film Kansas City to his recent arrangements for producer Hal Wilner's various projects, trumpeter Steven Bernstein has ascended from the ranks of the underground to attain a level of recognition that few musicians of his caliber receive.

Bernstein's rough and tumble Sex Mob quartet ...