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Michael Dease: Relentless

Read "Relentless" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While rising star trombonist Michael Dease's previous albums have all been small group affairs, much of his sideman work has marked him as something of a large ensemble specialist. He's put his slide to good use in numerous big bands and jazz orchestras, including those led by Christian McBride, Charles Tolliver, Roy Hargrove, Rufus Reid, and ...

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Russ Nolan: Relentless

Read "Relentless" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

Latin rhythms and Afro-Cuban beats abound throughout Relentless, saxophonist Russ Nolan's strong follow-up to the well-received Tell Me (Rhinocerouss Music, 2012). All of the tracks contained in Relentless are infused with a sharp rhythmic sensibility displaying Nolan's talent as a saxophonist while ensuring that the heavy influence of salsa and Latin-based rhythms shine throughout each piece. ...

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WorldService Project: Relentless

Read "Relentless" reviewed by John Eyles

Formed in 2009, and winner of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in 2010, WorldService Project rapidly established itself as a popular live act in London and across Britain, before branching out onto continental Europe with gigs in Norway and Germany. Its debut, Relentless, demonstrates that this is a band on a roll.

The quintet has ...