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Matt Holman: The Tenth Muse

Read "The Tenth Muse" reviewed by Matthew Aquiline

New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found inspiration scouring the annals of history, ...

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Le Boeuf Brothers + Jack Quartet: Imaginist

Read "Imaginist" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Non solo due, come l'intestazione lascerebbe intendere, ma addirittura tre sono gli elementi che vengono a intersecarsi in questo ambizioso album: il quintetto jazz dei gemelli Le Boeuf, trentenni di natali californiani (Santa Cruz) e successiva formazione newyorchese, il quartetto d'archi Jack e, nella suite “A Dream" che occupa il cuore (e una buona metà) del ...

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Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet: Imaginist

Read "Imaginist" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

If one were to reference the Le Boeuf Brothers previous recordings for what to expect from their latest effort with the JACK Quartet, Imaginist, they might indeed find a pattern of fine musicianship and compositional ability that would not mislead. But clear evidence would also be shown of the Le Boeuf's tendencies toward eclecticism and unpredictability. ...

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Travis Reuter: Rotational Templates

Read "Rotational Templates" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Influences by contemporary classical composers within progressive-jazz frameworks do not always yield fruitful results, but New York City-based guitarist Travis Reuter goes against the grain on the exhilarating Rotational Templates. An impressionable young composer and guitarist, Reuter divulges a conspicuous approach to hybrid genres as if it were meant to be.

The band was ...