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Alain Mallet

Born in France, Alain Mallet moved to the States at the age of 21 to attend Berklee College of Music where he is now associate professor in the ensemble and piano departments. He has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in Jazz and pop including Phil Woods, Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Marc Johnson and Madeleine Peyroux. He is a critically acclaimed producer, particularly for his work with Jonatha Brooke. His original compositions have been recorded by jazz greats such as Gary Burton, Dave Samuels and Paquito D'Rivera to name a few.

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Just Passing Thru

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2021
Track listing: Hear My Words; Living Room Blues; Killing Me Softly; Just Passing Thru; Donny’s Groove; A Man of Few Words; 7/9/65; Railroaded; Ireland

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Article: Album Review

Miles Donahue: Just Passing Thru

Read "Just Passing Thru" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Miles Donahue is a versatile musician, a talent that serves him well on Just Passing Thru, an album wherein he not only plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, trumpet and keyboards but also wrote all but one of the session's nine selections. This is basically a quintet with guitarist Mike Stern added on the last three ...

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News: Recording

A Welcome Guest: On 'Just Passing Thru' Miles Donahue Makes Himself Comfortable

A Welcome Guest: On 'Just Passing Thru' Miles Donahue Makes Himself Comfortable

Miles Donahue’s latest album, coming on the heels of The Bug (Whaling City Sound, 2017), Just Passing Thru is large in scope and beautiful in execution. The absurdly talented player, vibrant on both tenor and soprano saxophones, trumpet and keyboard, shows just how broad his musical wingspan is. It certainly helps that he has an amazing ...

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A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Trolls ( For Lyle); Goya; Requiem; 3 Funerals #3: Mili; Joy; Yhe Unbreakable Veil; Lace; Hesitation; Listen; 3 Funerals #1: Tommy; The Groove; Prepare to Stop; Water Creatures; 3 Funerals #2: Roberto; Breach; Ima

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Article: Album Review

Alain Mallet Mutt Slang 2: A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage

Read "A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage" reviewed by Paul Rauch


The art of jazz would seem to be a mystery to most, and at the same time, a language understood by many. In the entirety of its history, it has served as a central location for idiomatic change, a virtual jumping off point for explorative ventures into both new and traditional world forms. The wide lens ...

Album

Mutt Slang

Label: ETrain Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Till I Dance (In Your Arms Again); Blessed Be the Empty Soul; Road Signs; Alone; The Long Walk Home (Salif Prelude); Salif; Adama; Spring; Elis; BAtukAdA; This Is When I Think About You; Cradle.

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Article: Album Review

Alain Mallet: Mutt Slang

Read "Mutt Slang" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Pianist/keyboardist Alain Mallet has been known as much for his work as a producer as for his pianistic accomplishments. Having served as a sideman for Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods and Paul Simon, he's also produced music by vocalists Jonatha Brooke and Grace Kelly. And his compositions have been performed by musicians as diverse as Gary Burton, ...

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Article: Album Review

Jihye Lee Orchestra: April

Read "April" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


On April 16, 2014, the ferry Sewol capsized and sank in South Korea killing more than 300 passengers. In Boston that tragedy inspired Berklee College of Music student and Korean native Jihye Lee to put together the powerful music heard on this CD. Lee has assembled a 20-piece ensemble of Boston area musicians to play music ...

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Article: Album Review

Jihye Lee Orchestra: April

Read "April" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


On the morning of April 16, 2014, four hundred seventy-six souls were living life as they knew it, traveling on the ferry Sewol from Incheon to Jeju in South Korea. Then it all came to an abrupt halt when the ship capsized and sank. The South Korean Coast Guard, commercial vessels, and fishing boats managed to ...


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