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Charlie Rauh: Viriditas

Read "Viriditas" reviewed by Jim Olin

New York City-based composer/guitarist Charlie Rauh has a special take on his music, focused on the avant-garde side of jazz. His sound is laced with intriguing melodies and dynamic rhythms, inspired by genres as diverse as experimental and free improvisation, to mention a few. This eclectic and diverse creative approach that Rauh is able to introduce ...

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Charlie Rauh: Viriditas

Read "Viriditas" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

With each new project, guitarist Charlie Rauh redefines the parameters of “intimate" as a musical concept. Viriditas is no different. He cradles this set of eight originals, recorded over a brief session in the south of France, like the newborn nephew to whom “Augustine" is dedicated. Even without the backstory, its promise of new life is ...

Viriditas: Viriditas

Read "Viriditas" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Saxophonist Ben Cohen is currently based in Brooklyn, but it doesn't take long to figure out that he hails from elsewhere: rural Tennessee, to be exact. His rootsy, earthy tenor sound reveals a background as steeped in folk music and the blues as in avant-garde jazz, giving his voice an accessible edge that should serve him ...