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University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band One: Memento

Read "Memento" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Good as the University of Northern Iowa's Jazz Band One is--and trust me, it's amazingly good--the first thing one notices about the group's most recent album, Memento, is how remarkably bright and clear the recording is. This is how a big band should sound on a disc, with soloists and sections evenly balanced and sharply defined, ...

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Soel: Memento

Read "Memento" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

The lineage of Memento winds through many directions. Trumpeter Pascal Ohse is a member of St. Germain, the best-selling European group led by Ludovic Navarre. When it came time for Ohse to unveil his first solo effort, he chose to call it Soel, a West African name that honors his Guinean roots. He unveils ...

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Rick Margitza: Memento

Read "Memento" reviewed by AAJ Staff

If consistency is a virtue, then Rick Margitza’s second album for the Palmetto label is a truly righteous affair. Memento follows the footsteps of the tenor saxophonist’s seven previous albums offering a melodic program firm on composition and rhythm. Margitza’s operated in a variety of settings since the late-‘80s when critics heralded him as one of ...


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