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Adam Larson: Second City

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For those out there who love it when a saxophonist hits the ground running, immediately taking control of the proceedings with their eyes and ears set on the far horizon, then Second City twenty-seven year old Adam Larson's fourth disc--yes fourth!--is the thrilling disc to be hearing right now.

Leading a punchy and tenacious ...

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Vijay Iyer: Far from Over

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Vijay Iyer sounds so evolved and invigorating with each release that it's easy to forget that his eye-opening debut Memorophilia, Asian Improv Records) was two-plus decades ago. Think about it, Blood Sutra, Historicity, Accelerando, Tirtha...

But over the course of his ECM five disc career (beginning with 2014's Mutations), there has been a little ...

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Kent Miller: Minor Step

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What you hear immediately from bassist Kent Miller's quartet is their fluency and propulsive, surely satisfying, button poppin,' finger-snappin' swing with both originals and standards that holds up extremely well with repeated listenings.

I could go on and on about solos great and small and how each of these guys give, take, and stamp their ...

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Joe Henderson: The Elements

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Whatever era Henderson you champion or pine for--his dazzling side work with Horace Silver and Lee Morgan or, as a leader, the 60's defiant Inner Urge or Page One, the 70's fusion/funk explorer of Multiple or the revered elder statesman of his later years--The Elements delivers some damn fine head music. With its shifting atmospheres, dynamics, ...


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