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Hanging Hearts: Into a Myth

Read "Into a Myth" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

From Minneapolis, the city that gave us The Bad Plus, here is another trio with a distinctive take on mixing jazz and rock. However Hanging Hearts serve up a sound that takes some of the jazz-rock ideas of the Seventies and amps them up into a louder, punkier present.

The opening clash of harsh ...

Kyle Nasser: Restive Soul

Read "Restive Soul" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Boston native saxophonist Kyle Nasser's debut Restive Soul is a cohesive collection of ten, intriguing and elegantly crafted, Nasser originals. The music has a surprising maturity tempered with passionate spontaneity and a darkly cinematic ambience.

A mysterious aura shrouds the evocative “Shadow Army" that opens with pianist Dov Manski's percussive chords. Guitarist Jeff Miles' ...

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Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts

Read "Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts" reviewed by Phil Barnes

For a saxophonist the holy grail is the overall sound or tone, that feeling of concise wordless communication that can compress a lifetime into a solo or even a measure. Of course technique is important but it plays a supporting role and can only improve incrementally on what is there naturally. When asked about players that ...

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Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts: Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts

Read "Chris Weller's Hanging Hearts" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Composer and saxophonist Chris Weller was born and raised in Oak Park, IL. Weller sites his passion for music happened in eighth grade after hearing Charlie Parker. Weller attend Berklee College of Music on a scholarship from 2007-2010, where he received his bachelor's degree in Music Performance. While at Berklee, Weller studied with: George Garzone, Dave ...