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Claus Waidtlow: A New Beginning

Read "A New Beginning" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Saxophonist Claus Waidtløw has been a vital part of the Danish jazz scene for many years. At the beginning of the '90s, he was already established on the scene and in 1997 he released his debut as a leader, Claustrophobia, on Stunt Records (notice the use of the pun on the saxophonist's name in the title). ...

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Makanda Ken McIntyre: A New Beginning

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Saxophonist Ken McIntyre always had a thing about vision. His early records Looking Ahead, Open Horizon, and Chasing the Sun made explicit reference to his fascination with perspective, and his music has likewise reflected this focus. The ironically-titled A New Beginning marks McIntyre's last work as a leader--he died in July, 2001--and it's a logical step ...

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Makanda Ken McIntyre: A New Beginning

Read "A New Beginning" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Saxophonist Ken McIntyre always had a thing about vision. His early records Looking Ahead, Open Horizon, and Chasing the Sun made explicit reference to his fascination with perspective, and his music has likewise reflected this focus. The ironically-titled A New Beginning marks McIntyre's last work as a leader--he died in July, 2001--and it's a logical step ...

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Alex Norris: A New Beginning

Read "A New Beginning" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Norris’ first date as a leader is indebted to the spectrum of hard bop sounds of the 50s and 60s. Within the wide parameters of this genre, the trumpeter’s compositions are showing signs of individuality, such as “Ontology,” a funk-jazz tune, which stays in the groove despite the absence of an obvious back beat. A cunning ...