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From Mason Razavi to Eric Scott Linder in 60 Minutes

Read "From Mason Razavi to Eric Scott Linder in 60 Minutes" reviewed by Nick Davies

Take a musical journey that starts with Mason Razavi and ends with Eric Scott Linder. Stops on the way include music from Erroll Garner and the James Carter Organ Trio. This is not any journey but a trip into both new and old jazz.

Playlist Mason Razavi “When the Ink Ran Dry" from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mason Razavi: Quartet Plus, Volume 2

Read "Quartet Plus, Volume 2" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

If “Riverbed," which opens Mason Razavi's burnished sequel to Quartet Plus (First Orbit Sounds, 2014) were a doorway, it would welcome listeners like guests of honor to an intimate yet lively gathering of close friends and family. Such is the feeling of hospitality and warmth that pervades this thoroughly nourishing album. Over this and the next ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mason Razavi: Quartet Plus, Volume 2

Read "Quartet Plus, Volume 2" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “plus" in San Francisco Bay area-based guitarist Mason Razavi's CD Quartet Plus, Volume 2 is a front line consisting of trumpet, trombone and three reeds, which on the second half of the album more than doubles the size of Razavi's quartet. There are many ways that could be done. For example, the nonet tracks might ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mason Razavi/Bennett Roth-Newell: After You

Read "After You" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While guitarist Mason Razavi and pianist Bennett Roth-Newell have had plenty of opportunities to connect musically in Razavi's Quartet, his expanded Quartet Plus, and elsewhere, this marks the first time that this pair has pared things down to record as a duo.

Over the course of eight songs--five originals, two jazz standards, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mason Razavi: Quartet Plus

Read "Quartet Plus" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

With the release of Quartet Plus, San Francisco Bay Area-based jazzman Mason Razavi joins ranks with a talented crop of guitarists spearheaded by Hristo Vitchev on First Orbit Sounds. His debut for the label fronts all-original compositions and contextualizes his tactile playing in a plush band setting.

Half of the album features Razavi in quartet ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mason Razavi

Read "Take Five With Mason Razavi" reviewed by Mason Razavi

Meet Mason Razavi:
Starting out as a self-taught rock guitarist, Mason began studying jazz and playing in working rock bands as a teenager. After hearing an Andres Segovia recording for the first time at age 22, Mason changed directions dramatically and focused on the classical guitar for several years before returning to jazz and the ...