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Alex Weitz: Luma

Read "Luma" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Saxophonist Alex Weitz releases his second album as leader entitled, Luma. The Miami-based saxophonist and composer creates a unique sound, even though he is a youthful twenty-five years of age. Weitz is joined by pianist Tal Cohen, bassist Ben Tiberio, and drummer Michael Piolet. Luma is a collection of nine tracks that are full of peaks, ...

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Martin Bejerano: Trio Miami

Read "Trio Miami" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While nobody could successfully argue that the cost of playing with jazz legend Roy Haynes outweighs the benefits--a wealth of experience and time to connect with one of this music's greatest figures, tremendous exposure and opportunity on the performance front, time to build a group dynamic with one of the few true working bands out there, ...

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Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Trombonist and composer Kendall Moore's debut, Focus, exhibits remarkable maturity and an exquisite harmonic sense. The six originals are intricately constructed and orchestrated in intriguing patterns. Each one is imbued with an individualized mood and varying degrees of dramatic tension.

The cinematic “Fellowship" opens with pianist Angelo Versace's sparse haunting keystrokes. The ensemble's languid, ...

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Arthur Barron, David Liebman, Abel Pabon: The Miami Jazz Project

Read "Arthur Barron, David Liebman, Abel Pabon: The Miami Jazz Project" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Always on the lookout for outstanding players to join him, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist, flautist, and composer David Liebman finds in the The Miami Jazz Project a simpatico group of musicians to echo and recapitulate his interest in the post- Coltrane concatenation of fusion and world music where his career first took off in the 1970s. ...

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Kendall Moore: Focus

Read "Focus" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Chicago native Kendall Moore is a trombonist and composer currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami and has been part of South Florida's vibrant jazz scene for some time. Forging a career that has enabled him to perform with such icons as Dave Brubeck, McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Heath ...