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Nick Grinder: Farallon

Read "Farallon" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The striking thing about this CD by Bay Area trombonist Nick Grinder is how warm and soothing it sounds. It is not Smooth Jazz by any means, but there is a broad, melodic tone to Grinder's playing and the way he arranges the music that feels inviting and friendly. This is present even in up-tempo pieces ...

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Adam O'Farrill: El Maquech

Read "El Maquech" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A due anni di distanza da Stranger Days, suo prodigioso debutto da leader con la Sunnyside, il 24enne Adam O'Farrill cambia l'etichetta ma non l'organico, confermando il quartetto col fratello Zack alla batteria, il sassofonista Chad Lewkowitz-Brown e il bassista Walter Stinson.
Nipote del leggendario bandleader cubano Chico O'Farrill e figlio del pianista Arturo, ...

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Albert Marques Trio: Live In The South Bronx

Read "Live In The South Bronx" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's something uncommonly special about the way that the young Spanish pianist Albert Marques manages to wed elegant expressions with rumbling designs in his work, limning the very nature of his being and his adopted Bronx turf through fingers and keys. He's “tough but sweet" according to Arturo O'Farrill, who penned the liner notes for this ...

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Stranger Days: Stranger Days

Read "Stranger Days" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Trumpeter Adam O'Farrill is still very young, but that is not keeping him from making waves with his debut album Stranger Days and band of the same name, comprised of O'Farrill, tenor saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz- Brown, bassist Walter Stinson and his older brother, drummer Zack O'Farrill.

Of course, it does not hurt to have ...