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Eric Schugren/Vin Scialla/Brian Charette/Mike DiRubbo: Wake Up!

Read "Wake Up!" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Wake-Up! is one of those surprises that jazz lovers live for. The names--four of them on the very well-designed, 1960s Blue Note Records-like cover--aren't top shelf in terms of profile. They might even be completely unfamiliar to the less than fanatical jazz fans. But what a band! What a set!

There's just something that ...

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Daniel Carter / Demian Richardson / David Moss / Federico Ughi: Wake Up!

Read "Wake Up!" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If the solicitation from the members of this band is to indeed Wake Up!, then their plea recorded here will agitate, and, yes, maybe even activate some. This quartet of saxophonist Daniel Carter (Test, Other Dimensions in Music), trumpeter Demian Richardson, Italian drummer Federico Ughi, and bassist David Moss apply a vibe that is equal parts ...

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Bruce Arkin Quartet: Wake Up!

Read "Wake Up!" reviewed by Ian Patterson

There can't be much wrong with red wine, tapas and siestas, judging by the quantity and quality of music coming out of Catalunia and independent label Fresh Sound New Talent. This time, Barcelona-based American saxophonist Bruce Arkin has delivered an album of refreshingly good tunes which are eminently whistleable yet challenging at the same time.