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Naomi Moon Siegel: Live at Earshot

Read "Live at Earshot" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Trombonist and composer Naomi Moon Siegel burst onto the national scene through eight formative and enlightening years in Seattle. Steeped in the explorative jazz and improvised music scene there, she discovered her unique voice playing in projects such as Wayne Horvitz's Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, and the folk/jazz duo Syrinx Effect with saxophonist Kate Olson. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jay Thomas: We Always Knew

Read "Jay Thomas: We Always Knew" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Legacy is a fleeting notion. It is incomprehensible in real time when a career hits high points, when certain doors open to quantitative opportunity. Jay Thomas can tell you a thing or two about that, based on his own personal experience as a jazz artist over half a century. His story includes playing on the Seattle ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Kip Hanrahan, Ingrid Jensen and other great new releases

Read "Kip Hanrahan, Ingrid Jensen and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The bonanza of new releases goes on. So let's dive right in and find out more about the much-awaited return of Kip Hanrahan; music inspired by fictional or real whales (courtesy of David Crowell & Simon Jermyn and Garth Stevenson); a heart-felt Kenny Wheeler Tribute by Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler, the second installment of Nicole ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces: Subtle Energy

Read "Subtle Energy" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Guitarist Rik Wright returns with Subtle Energy, an album that continues his exploration of well-crafted originals and band chemistry, again in a quartet format, but with a slightly more relaxed approach to the music compared to his earlier quartet records. The Seattle-based guitarist's previous releases were based on a trilogy of primary colors, Blue (2013), Red ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces: Green

Read "Green" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina

Rik Wright is a Seattle based guitarist inclined toward the styles of the fusion-esque rock of Andy Summers and John Abercrombie as much as the post bop stylings of Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. On this album, as with his previous two outings, he teams up with reeds and flautist James DeJoie, acoustic bassist Geoff Harper, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Human Spirit: Dialogue

Read "Dialogue" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The three players who now call themselves Human Spirit--drummer Matt Jorgensen, trumpeter Thomas Marriott and alto saxophonist Mark Taylor--have a very successful track record of recording together. They teamed up on Jorgensen's magnificent Tattooed by Passion (2010) and Another Morning (2008), and on Marriott's strange and splendid Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson (2008) and Flexicon ...