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Saxophonist Kyle Nasser was a student of Economics and Political Philosophy at Harvard University when his life was changed by an encounter with Hank Jones. The legendary pianist, then in his late 80s, visited Cambridge to teach and play a concert with the Harvard Jazz Band, making a profound impact on the young saxophonist. “Seeing him in peak form and expressing joy through music at such an advanced age was really deep,” Nasser recalls. “We took him out to dinner, ended up playing a three-hour session, and then he asked us to take him home so that he could get in some practicing before bed

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It All About the Sax with Kyle Nasser

Read "It All About the Sax with Kyle Nasser" reviewed by Nick Davies

This show features an interview with saxophonist Kyle Nasser talking about his career in music. We also discuss his latest album Persistent Fancy, which looks at where people originate from which can be different to where they live. As this is a jazz show there is lots of new music and some tracks from the archives ...

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Lee Morgan, Kyle Nasser & More

Read "Lee Morgan, Kyle Nasser & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The young and very talented Christian Sands leads off this week's episode of Neon Jazz with music from his 2018 CD Facing Dragons. We then segue into his mentor Dr. Billy Taylor and profile Massachusetts native saxophonist Kyle Nasser with music from his latest disc Persistent Fancy. The talented group of young cats manufacturing a funk/jazz ...

Persistent Fancy

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2018
Track listing: Split Gut; Arrival; The Ascent of Henry Monmouth; Persistent Fancy; Baroque Suite I Prelude; Baroque Suire II Fugue; Baroque Suite III Improv; Sticky Hipster; Eros Suite I Prelude; Eros Suite II Desire; Eros Suite III Postlude to Desire; 3-Way; Arioso; Coffee and Cannabis.

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Kyle Nasser: Persistent Fancy

Read "Persistent Fancy" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Kyle Nasser's Persistent Fancy is kind of like the old Reese's Peanut Butter Cups commercial, where the two actors protest, “You got chocolate in my peanut butter." and “No, you got peanut butter in my chocolate." The saxophonist's second release, following Restless Soul (AISA, 2015), combines erudite compositions with shrewd improvising. Listeners can decide which of ...

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Kyle Nasser: Persistent Fancy

Read "Persistent Fancy" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist Kyle Nasser follows his 2015 self-released debut, the captivating Restive Soul, with the equally intriguing Persistent Fancy. On it Nasser's writing has matured and his ideas crystalized resulting in vibrant and compelling originals. The title track is an intricately crafted and passionate tune that brims with refreshing spontaneity. Bursts of saxophone notes complement ...

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Gerry Mulligan, Adam Price & More

Read "Gerry Mulligan, Adam Price & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we begin with a profile of a the fresh jazz sounds out of the United Kingdom with The Beats and Pieces Big Band featuring the group's leader Ben Cottrell off their latest commemorative CD simply entitled Ten. It celebrates a full decade of their groundbreaking jazz groove. The hour continues with a mincing of ...

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Kyle Nasser at The Red Room, Cafe 939

Read "Kyle Nasser at The Red Room, Cafe 939" reviewed by Doug Hall

Kyle Nasser The Red Room, Cafe 939 CD release concert Boston, MA October 11, 2018 With an academic background originally in economics and political philosophy, you have to excuse the open mike opportunity jazz saxophonist Kyle Nasser takes to talk a bit about philosophical differences between tonal jazz compositions, counterpoint, ...

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Nicole Mitchell, Brom & Thomas Morelli-Bernard

Read "Nicole Mitchell, Brom & Thomas Morelli-Bernard" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode features another of those wonderful bassists from Portugal: Carlos Bica. His latest release with his trio, Azul, makes its One Man's Jazz debut and an earlier album with Prima Matéria closes the show with a familiar melody. Nicole Mitchell's latest, Maroon Cloud, the German trio, Brom, and the latest instalment of Satoko Fujii's birthday ...

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Beekman: Vol. 2

Read "Vol. 2" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

A oltre un anno di distanza dall'album che segnò l'esordio del collettivo di musicisti, Beekman torna con un Vol. 2 che, nelle tracce di questo ultimo lavoro, prosegue sostanzialmente la linea di quella prima esperienza. Non è una nota di demerito, anzi. Nel jazz uno degli aggettivi più usati e abusati è “cosmopolita," per indicare musica ...


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