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Brian McCarthy: This Just In

Read "This Just In" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Jazz is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Vermont but the state, despite its size, has had a long involvement with improvised music. Trumpeters Alan Shorter and Bill Dixon taught at Bennington College and guitarist Attila Zoller founded the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro. In addition to having a small yet ...

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Gilad Hekselman: This Just In

Read "This Just In" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

If Gilad Hekselman's previous releases caused a few ripples then his fourth album, This Just In should make a splash. The Israeli-born, New York-based guitarist has garnered attention as a rising fret-board wizard from the wellspring of notable peers such as Lage Lund and Miles Okazaki; fresh voices with plenty of technique but of equal importance ...

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Gilad Hekselman: This Just In

Read "This Just In" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Quietly, so quietly the jazz guitar torch is passed from the legends Jim Hall and Pat Martino to Kurt Rosenwinkel and Gilad Hekselman, whose release This Just In makes a conspicuously understated grab for said torch.

His fourth release as leader follows Hearts Wide Open (Le Chant Du Monde, 2011) and features the same stellar ...