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Sands Fonnesbæk Riel: Take One

Read "Take One" reviewed by Chris Mosey

In October 2014 pianist Christian Sands, a protégé of Billy Taylor, known mainly for with his work with bassist Christian McBride's trio, played two nights to remember at Copenhagen's legendary jazz club Montmartre. The highlights are captured on this Storyville double album.

Sands plays with (rather than is accompanied by) phenomenal local bassist ...

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Kansas City Jazz Orchestra: Take One

Read "Take One" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The debut recording by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra marks the pinnacle of a dream come true for cofounders Jim Mair and Gene Hall--a repertory orchestra comprised of top-notch musicians from the Kansas City area, patterned after others around the country with local sponsors, a board of directors and national grants to lend financial support. After ...