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Rusconi: Revolution

Read "Revolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Revolution is in the air, and Rusconi knows it. The Swiss trio's fifth album sees it break with major record labels-- following its memorable tribute to indie-rock band Sonic Youth on It's a Sonic Life (Sony, 2010)--and head out into the great unknown of self-promotion. It's a bold move, but one befitting of the sonic explorers ...

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The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Jimmy Heath: The Endless Search

Read "Jimmy Heath: The Endless Search" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath is highly respected by his peers and by serious listeners, but he isn't well known outside the jazz world in the way that Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane are. He played with those legends and many more. He formed The Heath Brothers in 1975 with his siblings, drummer Albert “Tootie Heath ...

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Chad McCullough: Dark Wood, Dark Water

Read "Dark Wood, Dark Water" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Seattle-based trumpeter Chad McCullough has assembled a North-West all-star line-up for his debut release, Dark Wood, Dark Water, mixing it up with Origin Records regulars on an inspired, modern-leaning post-bop outing.

On “Three Pillar," a silky three-horn harmony blows in like a brisk wind in the embrace of the top-tier rhythm team of bassist Jeff ...

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Fred Hess Big Band: Hold On

Read "Hold On" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Fred Hess has been prolific this millennium. For those familiar with the Denver-based saxophonist's last six discs, however, Hold On may come as a surprise. Since 2004, Hess has immersed himself in the art of the piano-less quartet, before augmenting his group--first, with a second saxophonist, and then a guitarist, moving from quintet to sextet and ...