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Dewa Budjana: Joged Kahyangan

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Guitarist, composer and producer Dewa Budjana is from Waikabubak, West Sumba, Indonesia. Budjana has been building a collection of jazz-inspired works and CDs, while also playing and composing for the rock band Gigi. Budjana's influences are varied and he has always infused the traditional sounds Indonesia no matter what genre he is exploring. Budjana's ability to ...

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Gina Kronstadt: Come Over

Read "Come Over" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Everybody wants to be a star and everybody wants their turn in the spotlight. The recent documentary 20 Feet From Stardom focused on the struggles of background singers to emerge from the shadows. Gina Kronstadt can surely identify with that struggle.

Whatever motivated Kronstadt's debut, Come Over, she demonstrates she's ready for her close-up. A ...

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Gina Kronstadt: Come Over

Read "Come Over" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Gina Kronstadt has graced recordings by many musical giants, including Dr John, Charlie Haden, Rod Stewart and Aretha Franklin. Most of the time it's her talent as a violinist that's called upon. For her debut release as leader, Come Over, she puts the violin to one side and concentrates on singing: original songs of love, with ...

Dewa Budjana: Dawai In Paradise

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Though Dawai In Paradise is the first U.S. release by guitarist Dewa Budjana, careful study of the liner notes indicates that the Bali native has been playing jazz at a very high level for quite some time. Listening to this polished gem of an album, it's readily apparent that Budjana is no neophyte. In fact, he's ...

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Allen Vizzutti: Ritzville

Read "Ritzville" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are very few trumpeters that can do it all and do it all well, but Allen Vizzutti is one of them. His storied career has included stints with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, pianist Chick Corea, and trumpeter Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band. When he wasn't busy playing with one of these top-tier artists, he could ...