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Vlad West: Green Light

Read "Green Light" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Green Light finds pianist/composer Vlad West (aka Vladimir Sermakashev) working in the same mode as his previous release In My Corner, so much of the “shock of the unexpected" is gone.

Furthermore, that which was shocking before (the very high level of keyboard technique, musicianship and advanced harmony, contrasting with a quite harsh electronic ...

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The Alex Heitlinger Sextet: Green Light

Read "Green Light" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Young trombonist Alex Heitlinger, not far removed from his undergrad days at the University of Colorado, leads a seasoned sextet through its paces on a moderately successful debut album of post bop jazz that transcends some problems to offer a reasonably productive listening experience.

The session encompasses ten of Heitlinger's compositions, and therein lies one of ...

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Alex Heitlinger Sextet: Green Light

Read "Green Light" reviewed by John Kelman

One look at the biographical information about the musicians accompanying trombonist Alex Heitlinger on his début release on Synergy Music reveals that, with one exception, the common denominator is pianist Art Lande, whose sharp and imaginative playing graces Green Light. '04 is, in fact, a particularly good year for fans of Lande, who also appears on ...