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Marialy Pacheco: Introducing

Read "Introducing" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The album title is something of a misnomer as Introducing is Marialy Pacheco's seventh release as leader since Benediciones (Weltwunder Records, 2005). The jny:Melbourne-based Cuban's stock has certainly risen since that introduction, notably as a result of becoming the first female winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in 2012. A noted classical pianist ...

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New West Guitar Quartet: Introducing

Read "Introducing" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

The New West Guitar Quartet does Lynyrd Skynyrd one better by featuring four lead guitarists. Take that, Mr. Van Zant. Of course, by adding that extra guitar, they drop bass and drums. And piano. And horns. In fact, excluding some percussion by Matt Roberts on one track, their debut full-length album features nothing but guitars. Perhaps ...