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Fred Hess Band: How 'Bout Now

Read "How 'Bout Now" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Fred Hess says that after four recordings with a quartet, he wanted to change the makeup of his group, so he added a horn: cornet player Ron Miles. The music grooves, even as Hess chooses the groove in different ways. He takes his compositions along divergent paths. There is no gainsaying which way a tune will ...

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Fred Hess Band: How 'Bout Now

Read "How 'Bout Now" reviewed by Troy Collins

In this postmodern era of multiple working groups and all-star recording sessions, consistent jazz bands seem ever harder to maintain. Developing an intuitive working relationship with a consistent lineup may be a rarity today, but not so with Colorado-based tenor saxophonist Fred Hess' group. This is his third recording in as many years with the same ...

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Fred Hess Band: How 'Bout Now

Read "How 'Bout Now" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

If you go down the list of categories eligible for Grammy Awards, you'll find Field 10 (Jazz), category 47, which is “Best Instrumental Solo." So the Grammy folks are telling us that out of all the jazz CDs released in a given year--thousands of discs that must contain almost uncountable solos--they've been able to isolate just ...