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Sean Parsons: Introduction

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Pianist Sean Parsons has put together an eclectic album of originals, offering the opportunity for an unpredictable listening journey. Introduction kicks off with the modern, 12-tone “Skylines," effectively setting the stage for the next eight tracks. Parsons distinguishes himself early on, with a driving solo that is both controlled and free, with crystal-clear articulation. Bop trumpeter ...

One for All: Incorrigible

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One for All
Jazz Legacy Productions

One for All's Incorrigible showcases some of the best original writing the group has had in its 14 releases. It no longer sounds like a bunch of “young lions" thrown together in a recording studio. Cohesive and interdependent, these musicians ...

Mike LeDonne: The Groover

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Mike LeDonne
The Groover
Savant Records

What kind of music “grooves" exactly? Look no further. Hammond B3 organist Mike LeDonne teams with a group of accomplished musicians to put together an album that simply grooves hard all the way to the final chord. Reminiscent of Jimmy Smith ...


Eric Alexander: Eric Alexander Quartet: Chim Chim Cheree

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Chim Chim Cheree has been dubbed “a tribute to John Coltrane." Returning with usual sidemen Harold Mabern at the piano, Joe Farnsworth on drums, and bassist John Webber, this album represents a thorough examination of Coltrane's music made up of Coltrane originals and tunes Coltrane ostensibly owned throughout his career. While George Coleman, Dexter Gordon, and ...