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Helen Sung Quintet At The Sequoia Room

Read "Helen Sung Quintet At The Sequoia Room" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Helen Sung Quintet
Sequoia Room At the Brewery Tap Room
Thelonious Monk Birthday Celebration
Fort Bragg, CA
October 10, 2015

Prominent pianist Thelonious Monk was born October 10,1917 in North Carolina. Over his esteemed career, Monk played with the pantheon of jazz giants that included John Coltrane, Miles Davis, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mark Alban Lotz: Solo Flutes

Read "Solo Flutes" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The eclectic, even eccentric musical tastes of German, Netherlands- based flute master Mark Alban Lotz may be attributed to his personal history. He grew up in Thailand, Germany, and Uganda, while studying jazz, contemporary music, and Indian bansuri flute playing in Amsterdam, New York, and jny: Los Angeles. This globe-trotting biography is reflected in his flute ...

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Michael Lake/Gerry Pagano: Roads Less Traveled

Read "Roads Less Traveled" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The title of this album isn't just talk; it basically defines Michael Lake's entire career in music. Lake has made his way in the music world by playing the alto trombone--an instrument that many would simply look at as a novelty horn. Many years ago, his teacher at Arizona State University--a graduate assistant named Kevin Hedges--turned ...

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Mário Franco Trio: Our Door

Read "Our Door" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

Our Door, the debut album from the Mário Franco Trio, is lush with nostalgia and camaraderie, but also creates a vibrant breath of fresh air, offering hope for the present and future states of Portuguese jazz.

These gifted musicians met at the end of the 80's in Lisbon's Hot Clube de Portugal, one of ...

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The Thing: Boot!

Read "Boot!" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Somebody should inform the members of the Scandinavian free jazz trio The Thing they are not rock stars. I repeat, somebody tell saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, you are not lizard kings.

The release of Boot!, their sixth studio album since forming in 1999, is a follow-up to ...