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Lori Carsillo: Sugar and Smoke

Read "Sugar and Smoke" reviewed by Edward Blanco

San Francisco Bay Area songbird Lori Carsillo provides us with her third solo vocal album Sugar and Smoke, presenting modern versions of familiar jazz standards from the '60s, featuring a host of first-rate musicians from the Bay Area's vibrant jazz scene. Carsillo offers a light soft-toned session of vocal jazz enhanced by her sultry hushed-styled vocal ...

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Art Pepper: Unreleased Art - Vol. VIII (2013)

Read "Art Pepper: Unreleased Art - Vol. VIII (2013)" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

After recovering from a hellish descent into drug addiction, crime, and incarceration, the legendary alto saxophonist Art Pepper resurrected himself as a player. He accomplished several fine recordings, a number of live performances on the US West Coast, a couple of important stops in New York, and a notable tour of Japan. Pepper thus had a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Erik Jekabson: Anti-Mass

Read "Anti-Mass" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Trumpeter Erik Jekabson likes to stroll through San Francisco's DeYoung Museum and imagine what the visual works there would sound like. In league with his Sting-tet ensemble, he explores the textures and colors, the harmonies and melodies of these artworks, translating them into sounds on Anti-Mass. Teaming with violin, viola, saxophone, bass and drum, and with ...