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Content by tag "Gary Fukushima"

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Roger Cairns: Let's...

Read "Let's..." reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

On the heels of his recently released The Dream of Olwen (Self Produced, 2010), it is worth considering Roger Cairns' previous recording, Let's..., which was a nice evolution from his first American release, A Scot in LA (Self Produced, 2006).

Roger Cairns is a student of The Great American Songbook. Rather than wearing ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dolores Scozzesi: A Special Taste

Read "A Special Taste" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Whenever the names of legendary vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Edith Piaf are used to describe a new singer, it's clear that there's something special about that artist.

Dolores Scozzesi is one such artist, and her unique Mezzosoprano voice separates her from the plethora of female jazz vocalist dotting the landscape these ...

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The Jazz Session #173: Gary Fukushima (Los Angeles Jazz Collective)

The Jazz Session #173: Gary Fukushima (Los Angeles Jazz Collective)

A few years ago, several jazz musicians in Los Angeles decided to pool their resources to create a better environment for jazz in LA. Thus was born the Los Angeles Jazz Collective. In this interview, LAJC founding member Gary Fukushima discusses the early days of the collective; how it is run and the types of programs ...

Peter Slocombe: Lullaby For Elizabeth

Read "Lullaby For Elizabeth" reviewed by Warren Allen

At age 24, Peter Slocombe sounds like a veteran. His debut, Lullaby For Elizabeth, shows a warm, lilting tenor sax sound, hinting at Joe Lovano and Michael Brecker, but mixed with a unique restraint rarely found in today's young jazz players. His music mixes folk and funk alike in the greater jazz tradition, keeping it all ...

Mark Taylor: Spectre

Read "Spectre" reviewed by John Barron

Saxophonist Mark Taylor was announced Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2009 Earshot Jazz Awards. Such esteemed recognition may be due to his high profile supporting roles on Origin Records releases by Thomas Marriott and Matt Jorgensen + 451. For Spectre, his first recording as a leader in six years, the Seattle, Washington-based Taylor presents ...


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