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Teodross Avery: After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane

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All modern saxophonists worth their salt relate to John Coltrane in one way or another. Coltrane pushed boundaries and showed new paths in music and never stopped searching. Fortunately, new generations have been ready to take over and pick up on the lessons Coltrane taught.

One of them is saxophonist Dr. Teodross Avery. ...

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Adam Shulman Sextet: Full Tilt

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In music, as in life, not every new voice is worth hearing. Here's one that is. Full Tilt, the fifth CD by San Francisco-born and based pianist Adam Shulman's sextet, is a throwback to those halcyon days when bop was king and giants like Diz, Bird, Miles, Max Roach, Hank Mobley, Benny Golson, Horace Silver, Wardell ...

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Lori Carsillo: Sugar and Smoke

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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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The Houston Beat: Drummer Tim Solook

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Drummer Tim Solook began his career on the West Coast, and later migrated East to Texas where he immediately became a “made man" in the Houston Jazz Mafia. A regular drummer for fellow Houston Jazz Mafia member Tianna Hall, Solook has two recordings as a leader in his musical quiver, 2005's Ability and 2013's Comfortable Blues. ...

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Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Soul Of The Movement: Meditations On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Soul Of The Movement: Meditations On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is a beautiful album. Bassist, composer and arranger Marcus Shelby was inspired to put the album together by his study of the Civil Rights Movement and, in the combining of his own original compositions with spirituals and tunes associated with the movement, he has created ...

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The Ian Carey Quintet: Contextualizin'

Read "Contextualizin'" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Trumpeter Ian Carey's Contextualizin' is a digital Masters seminar. First, of course, is the music: solid, acoustic, composed, progressive, explorative. Second, is the exegesis, Carey's realization that, ..."what I played would help shape how I played..." Not technically dazzling, Carey, like Miles Davis, chooses to focus on which notes he plays (and doesn't) and their relative ...

Take Five With Adam Shulman

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Meet Adam Shulman:

Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002. Before the move, Adam was a student at UC Santa Cruz, where he studied with the great Smith Dobson and trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown. He received his degree in classical performance under the ...

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Adam Shulman Quintet: Patterns Of Change

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Patterns Of Change is pianist Adam Shulman's second CD, and features the trio of musicians who appeared on his debut, On Second Thought (Kabocha Records, 2008)--tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens, bassist John Wiitala and drummer Jon Arkin. This release also sees the addition of trumpeter/flugelhornist Mike Olmos, bringing added depth and a wider palette of sounds to ...

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Adam Shulman Releases New Album "Patterns of Change"

Adam Shulman Releases New Album "Patterns of Change"

Adam Shulman's new album Patterns of Change is is out now. His latest effort features Dayna Stephens on tenor saxophone, Mike Olmos on trumpet, John Wiitala on bass and John Arkin on drums. CDs/downloads are available at CD Baby and on iTunes. About Adam Shulman Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to ...

Take Five With Adam Shulman

Read "Take Five With Adam Shulman" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Adam Shulman: Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002. Before the move, Adam was a student at UC Santa Cruz where he studied with the great Smith Dobson and the trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown. He received his degree in classical performance under the ...