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Mark Sherman: Family First

Read "Family First" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The eminently swinging Family First is vibraphonist Mark Sherman's second release with this working band, the previous one being One Step Closer (CAP, 2005).

Sherman has been a stalwart of the mainstream scene for twenty years, and brings a true enthusiasm and deep love to this style of jazz. There can be no ...

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Mark Sherman: Family First

Read "Family First" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il lato gentile del neo-bop. Talvolta talmente gentile da sfociare in smooth jazz (di classe s’intende). Potremmo inquadrare in questo modo Family First, il nuovo lavoro di Mark Sherman, vibrafonista newyorchese saldamente ancorato allo straight-ahead jazz ma pure richiesto solista di grandi orchestre di musica classica. Che si tratti di brani a tempo veloce o medio lento, originals o ...

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Mark Sherman: Family First

Read "Family First" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Vibraphonist/composer Mark Sherman records as he has over the past twenty years and, unlike others who specialize on this instrument, continues to show no interest in expanding his sound to avant-garde or world music influences. What Sherman does exhibit is his use of Milt Jackson's blues and Bobby Hutcherson's shimmering vibes-style. Sherman's Family First again demonstrates ...

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Mark Sherman: Family First

Read "Family First" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Family First, by New York-based vibraphonist and educator Mark Sherman, revolves around similar concepts that reflect his spiritual, artistic, and personal priorities to reach, touch and move people. This is his second album with a working band that has developed a distinctive sound which includes the unison playing of Sherman's vibes and Joe Magnarelli's flugelhorn.

Sherman ...