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Azar Lawrence: Mystic Journey

Read "Mystic Journey" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Saxophonist Azar Lawrence's influential faculties and stylistic attack loom as significant contributions to the state of jazz, a genre that continually reinvents itself. He's played with jazz greats including McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis, amid stints with soul and pop icons. On Mystic Journey, Lawrence rekindles the John Coltrane connection, featuring Rashied Ali's presence and the ...

Azar Lawrence: Mystic Journey

Read "Azar Lawrence: Mystic Journey" reviewed by Chuck Koton

Azar Lawrence

Mystic Journey

Furthermore Recordings

2010



Unlike many who stumble in the darkness for years, tenor and soprano saxophonist Azar Lawrence discovered his way in life early, knowing that he would be journeying down a road filled with music. By the time he turned 21, Lawrence had already played with ...

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Dennis Gonzalez: A Matter Of Blood

Read "A Matter Of Blood" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The reemergence of trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez continues. But, to quote an infamous rapper, “Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years." And Gonzalez has been making music for many years. Since he has lived the last three decades in Texas, the New York-centric jazz world tended to overlook him. With a flurry of activity ...

Azar Lawrence: Prayer For My Ancestors

Read "Prayer For My Ancestors" reviewed by Chuck Koton

Azar Lawrence is a man on a mission. His task: to express beautiful, healing music.

At a young age, Lawrence was already touring and recording with jazz legends like Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner and Miles Davis. Then, after recording several successful albums, including Bridge into a New Age (Prestige 1974) and Summer Solstice (Prestige ...