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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Impossible Gentlemen: Internationally Recognisable Aliens

Read "Internationally Recognisable Aliens" reviewed by John Kelman

When you come out of the gate as strongly as The Impossible Gentlemen (Basho, 2011), you create a pretty high set of expectations for the follow-up. Of course, when it's a quartet of musicians this accomplished--a transatlantic, trans-generational group consisting of a living legend (bassist Steve Swallow), a less-known but equally active American cohort (drummer Adam ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Doug Wamble: A New Direction

Read "Doug Wamble: A New Direction" reviewed by Matthew Warnock

It's never easy for an established artist to make a change in their musical output mid-career, especially if up until that point they have made a name for themselves in the realm of traditional jazz. While some of these artists make a switch because for monetary reasons or to reach a wider audience, others are drawn ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2010: December 1-3, 2010

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Dutch Jazz & World Meeting
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 1-3, 2010
As difficult as it can sometimes be to appreciate how far jazz has evolved since making its first infant steps in the United States at the beginning of the 20th Century, it's equally remarkable to consider the scene in Europe. Beginning as a relative ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

B.D. Lenz: Finding His Own Voice

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B.D. Lenz began his musical journey at 14, when he was first inspired to learn to play the guitar. Since then, he has gone on to study with such jazz luminaries as guitarists Mike Stern and Vic Juris and pianist Charlie Banacos. After graduating from the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California, Lenz finished his formal musical ...