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Kenny Barron: The Traveler

Read "The Traveler" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

The Traveler is a delicious offering of ten beautiful songs by pianist Kenny Barron. Eight of the tunes were composed by Barron, and each one is brimming with his famous lyricism. Most of the songs feature solid underpinning by Kiyoshi Kitagawa (bass) and Francisco Mela (drums), and in addition the CD features a variety of guests ...

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Kenny Barron: The Traveler

Read "The Traveler" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

It would be quite a feat to have traveled in Kenny Barron's shoes. A venerable pianist whose career has spanned more than fifty years of performances with a host of greats--Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Yusef Lateef, Charlie Rouse and many others. His music has traveled across the paths of blues, bop, modern, and other ...

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John Blake: The Traveler

Read "The Traveler" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Violinist John Blake lists smooth jazz guru Grover Washington Jr. and John Coltrane alumnus McCoy Tyner as his first two major stints as a sideman. So he's well-suited to perform that sometimes awkward splice between popular and challenging. On The Traveler, the first self-produced and self-financed album of Blake's lengthy career, he opts for an acoustic ...

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Eric Suseoff and Salsamba: The Traveler

Read "The Traveler" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Salsamba is the best Latin jazz group you’ve never heard. Don’t expect to immediately find them on tour all of a sudden, though. In today’s economy and in the music biz in general, it is awfully difficult to find good gigs – and without a major record-label backing them, Salsamba has kept relatively local. I intend ...