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Matthias Bublath: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Variety is said to be the spice of life. Taken one further, musical variety is the spice of a happy existence. Pianist, organist, composer and arranger Matthias Bublath easily shifts from Brazilian to Afro-Cuban, from jazz and R&B to gospel and funk.

Bublath has performed at many festivals and events around the world, including ...

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Michael White: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by John Kelman

Though the violin is a relatively rare instrument in jazz, it's still a wonder that Michael White isn't better known. First coming to prominence with the early fusion group The Fourth Way--also featuring the equally underrated pianist Mike Nock--White recorded a handful of records for Impulse! in the early 1970s, including one bona fide classic, The ...

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Michael White: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Violinist Michael White was a popular jazz figure during the latter half of the 1960s. As a member of the San Francisco-based John Handy Quintet, White was pivotal. He founded the jazz/fusion cooperative The Fourth Way in the late '60s with pianist Mike Nock and bassist Ron McClure and subsequently recorded for Impulse! during the early ...

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Paul Flaherty: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by Farrell Lowe

Voices is an album of solo saxophone music freely improvised in the studio by Paul Flaherty. He's been at it since the '70s and has become an underground champion of chasing the Eternal Now. The subject of these sonic musings is freedom--freedom from the constraints of traditional harmonic, melodic, and compositional forms--freedom to go, baby, go ...

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Mike Stern: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Mike Stern has had the makings of Voices within him for quite some time. Only now has it come to the surface. Voices is his tenth recording for the Atlantic Jazz label. With Voices, Stern has poised himself for popular (i.e. commercial) acclaim. Always a critical darling, Stern has remained somewhat unknown to the CD buying ...

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Mike Stern: Voices

Read "Voices" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Mike Stern voyages around the musical world, taking many crib notes. Stern has been one of the foremost guitarists in fusion since his service with Miles Davis in the 80s, and with each album his musicianship and compositional sensibilities grow more appealing. This album ventures further from mainstream jazz than is usual for Stern, as he ...