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The African Jazz Pioneers: The Best Of

Read "The Best Of" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It’s always fascinating to hear how musicians from other countries have taken “America’s music” — Jazz — and adapted it to suit their ethnic and cultural heritage. This is especially true when one considers the music of Africa, one of the primary wellsprings of Jazz’s syncopated rhythmic patterns. Rhythm is what African ensembles are about, an ...

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The African Jazz Pioneers: The Best Of

Read "The Best Of" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's always fascinating to hear how musicians from other countries have taken “America's music" - Jazz - and adapted it to suit their ethnic and cultural heritage. This is especially true when one considers the music of Africa, one of the primary wellsprings of Jazz's syncopated rhythmic patterns. Rhythm is what African ensembles are about, an ...

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Brentwood Jazz Quartet: The Best Of

Read "The Best Of" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Talk about self–effacement. The members of the Brentwood Jazz Quartet aren’t even listed by name on this anthology of the quartet’s most appealing work. The music, too, has a faceless quality about it, albeit with a twist — everything the quartet plays is gospel–oriented, as such titles as “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “Christ ...