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Joel Springer

Joel Springer was raised in Bloomington, Indiana and moved to Boston in 1984 to study with master saxophone teacher Joe Allard. That same year he began a three-year adventure with Volo Volo, a Haitian dance band, that included touring Martinique, France, Canada,and New York, and playing many parties in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He joined Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet (YNSQ) in 1989, and with that group has performed at Merkin Hall, New York (WNYC's "New Sounds Live"); Bang on a Can Festival, New York; Mellon PSFS Jazz Festival, Philadelphia; Bimhuis, Amsterdam, and other venues on four European tours; a Midwest tour; and numerous clubs & concert halls in New England

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Macuco Quintet: Friendly Signs

Read "Friendly Signs" reviewed by Don Phipps

The Macuco Quartet's joyful and exuberant Friendly Signs suggests a Brazilian seaside or urban landscape where daylight tropical breezes and palm trees sway over a harbor and waves lap gently along a shore lively with music and dancing. Joel Springer, the composer of all but one of the album's 11 tunes, keeps things on ...

John Medeski, Mellotrons and A Mountain of Majoun

Read "John Medeski, Mellotrons and A Mountain of Majoun" reviewed by Chris May

Club D'ElfElectric Moroccoland / So BelowFace Pelt Records2011 Boston-based Club D'Elf describes itself as a “Moroccan-dosed psychedelic dub and jazz collective." It is the sort of band that gives self-medication a good name, and it will reconfigure your synapses, in a good way, if you let it. ...


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