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Tom Lundberg: Prime Time

Read "Prime Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It was only a matter of (prime) time until someone decided to lend a jazz spin to a number of nighttime television's most popular and enduring theme songs. The number here is twelve, the someone in question trombonist Tom Lundberg who leads a trim and versatile octet through its paces on the suitably named Prime Time, ...

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Forebrace: Steeped

Read "Steeped" reviewed by John Eyles

Steeped is the second album release from Forebrace, the welcome follow-up to Bad Folds (Copecod, 2013). For those who delighted in that album, the good news is that the quartet's line-up remains unchanged, and the balance between composed and improvised music is as before--composed pieces credited to Forebrace's leader and clarinetist, Alex Ward, alternating with improvisations ...

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Dave Bryant: The Garden of Equilibria

Read "The Garden of Equilibria" reviewed by Dave Wayne

As one of the few keyboardists to perform and record with Ornette Coleman on a consistent basis, Dave Bryant stands alongside the likes of Geri Allen and Paul Bley. Yet, Bryant is not nearly as well-known. A Berklee graduate who studied privately with Coleman starting in 1983, Bryant's first appearance on record was with the trio ...

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Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra: Prime Time

Read "Prime Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Composer / arranger Alan Baylock seems to have a penchant for time. Prime Time is the Baylock Jazz Orchestra's third album, following Two Seconds to Midnight (2003) and Eastern Standard Time (2008). This time (no pun intended), Baylock, who doubles as chief arranger for the U.S. Air Force's premier jazz ensemble, the Airmen of Note, has ...

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Samo Salamon Bassless Trios: Duality

Read "Duality" reviewed by Nic Jones

Guitarist Samo Salamon is one of those players quietly but fully engaged with moving the music forward. His vocabulary is entirely his own by dint of the individuality of phrasing that pervades the music of both trios featured in this set.

Despite the similarity of instrumentation, the two groups' different personalities is testament ...

The Eric Alexander Quartet: Prime Time

Read "Prime Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Prime Time, another tour de force from tenor saxophone standout Eric Alexander, is one of those two-for-one packages that includes a DVD and CD so one can see as well as hear Alexander's quartet at work. While both components were recorded in concert in Asheville, NC, the CD / DVD performances aren't the same (unless they've ...