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Paul Jones Quartet: The Process

Read "The Process" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

On the surface it can be viewed as somewhat ironic that an album dubbed The Process is actually saxophonist-composer Paul Jones' least process-driven recording. His debut, Short History (Blujazz Productions, 2014), and its brilliant follow up, Clean (Outside In Music, 2017), are, after all, far more focused on procedural formulations and architectural specificity than this quartet ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Emma Smith: The Huntress

Read "The Huntress" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"Experienced" is seldom an appropriate adjective to apply to a 21 year-old performer, but it's perfectly apposite when applied to singer and composer Emma Smith. She began singing with a big band at the age of 14 and was, barely a year later, a mainstay of Britain's National Youth Jazz Orchestra. With the support of musicians ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011

Read "Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Jay Phelps Big Band
Snape Maltings
Snape, UK
August 17, 2011

Trumpeter Jay Phelps, a native of Vancouver who moved to the UK in his teens, first came to the attention of the British jazz scene as a member of Tomorrow's Warriors. In his early 20s he co-founded Empirical, playing on that band's debut ...