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John Stein: Color Tones

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On Color Tones, his ninth album for Boston's Whaling City Sound label, Kanas City-bred guitarist John Stein has chosen a quintet whose front line includes trumpeter Phil Grenadier and flute specialist Fernando Brandao. All tones considered, it's a splendid idea, as Grenadier and Brandao blend well with Stein's lucent, well-groomed guitar, while bassist John Lockwood and ...

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Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band: Game Changer

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Yes, the idea seems rather implausible: a big band comprised of sixteen flutes and rhythm. Flutist Ali Ryerson is the catalyst and guiding hand behind the Jazz Flute Big Band (JFBB), which was formed in 2005 and has been performing at various events across the country ever since. Before dismissing it out of hand, give the ...

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Pablo Ablanedo Octet(o): ReContraDoble

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Quella riunita per la registrazione di ReContraDoble è la terza edizione del Pablo Ablanedo Octet (dopo From Down There, Alegria), formazione che da oltre dieci anni si rivela come l'espressione più completa e compiuta della visione musicale del pianista e compositore argentino. Tra le fila delle varie formazioni sono passati musicisti di grande personalità come Ben Monder, Chris Cheek, Jenny Scheinman, ...