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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alexa Tarantino: Winds of Change

Read "Winds of Change" reviewed by Paul Rauch

It is time we stop referring to saxophonist Alexa Tarantino as one of the “on the rise" young stars in jazz. She has arrived, and by the sound of things, she is here to stay. Sure, her new release Winds of Change is her debut solo recording as a leader, but her playing is well documented ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Japan Benefit Concert at the Village Vanguard

Read "Japan Benefit Concert at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Emilie Pons

On Monday, April 4, 2011, the storied Village Vanguard, a classy little West Village basement club, hosted one of numerous benefit concerts for Japan around New York City. The Village Vanguard Orchestra was featured for three incredible sets, like every Monday; but on this special occasion invited a series of wonderful guest musicians to contribute.