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Alex Goodman

Winner of both first prize and the Public's Choice Award at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition, Alex Goodman has been hailed as "a definite musical voice" (Guitar International), “a jazz phenomenon the world over” (Birmingham Times), and “among the best in jazz today” (Improvijazzation). In 2013, Alex's CD Bridges was nominated for a JUNO, Canada's highest musical honor as Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year. Since moving to New York in 2012, Goodman has recorded with artists including John Patitucci, Dick Oatts and Rich Perry and performed with a variety of notable jazz musicians like Charles Lloyd, Ari Hoenig, John Ellis and John Riley

Earth Voices

Label: Empress Music Group
Released: 2021
Track listing: 1. A Dream Within a Dream (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) 2. Sonnet 49 (feat. Robin Dann) 3. Here and Heaven (feat. Michelle Willis & Alex Samaras) 4. Birdwings (feat. Alex Samaras) 5. Oh, Life (feat. Laila Biali & Alex Samaras) 6. The Fiddle and the Drum (feat. Lydia Persaud) 7. To a Stranger (feat. Felicity Williams w/ strings) 8. Finis (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) Vocalists and composers listed above. Music arranged by Amanda Tosoff

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Sizeable Outfits, Enviable Outcomes: Large Ensembles In Pursuit Of Excellence

Read "Sizeable Outfits, Enviable Outcomes: Large Ensembles In Pursuit Of Excellence" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Perhaps nothing better symbolizes dogged persistence than the proliferation of large ensembles in every corner of the jazz world. To take on this kind of work can and should be considered injudicious for the rationally-minded, as the investments--time-wise, organizationally, financially, mentally--are beyond compare. But just because the dollars and sense don't add up doesn't mean it's ...

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Label: Empress Music Group
Released: 2021
Duration: 05:52

Impressions in Blue and Red

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: No Man's Land; Blue Shade (Intro); Blue Shade; Moods; Space Behind Eugene Boch (Intro); Space Behind Eugene Boch; Zen (Intro); Zen; Cobalt Blue; Still Life With Skull (Intro); Still Life With Skull; I'll Never Be the Same; Choose; Circles in a Circle; Impending (Intro); Impending; In Heaven Everything is Fine; Toys; Occam's Razor; Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (Intro); Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It; E.T.; Sonata No. 12 Adagio (Intro); Sonata No. 12 Adagio; View in Perspective (Intro); View in Perspective; If I Loved You.

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Sun Ra Arkestra, Dan Rosenbloom, Awakening Orchestra, Grassy Knoll & New Releases

Read "Sun Ra Arkestra, Dan Rosenbloom, Awakening Orchestra, Grassy Knoll & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The second part of this week's edition of Mondo Jazz revolves around the jny: Chicago-jny: Paris-jny: Brussels triangle, with forays in the New York, jny: Los Angeles and jny: San Francisco scenes, to deliver great much awaited new releases by the Sun Ra Arkestra, The Grassy Knoll and The Awakening Orchestra. To put the wheels in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows: Assembly of Shadows

Read "Assembly of Shadows" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo aver debuttato in veste di leader nel 2019 con il ricercato album Light as a World (un sestetto con, tra gli altri, Aaron Parks e Walter Smith III) il 33enne sassofonista e compositore d'origini californiane, presenta un ambizioso progetto orchestrale comprendente la suite “Assembly of Shadows," un'altra sua composizione ("Strata") e una riscrittura di “Honeymooners" ...

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Arturo O'Farrill, Senri Oe, Chet Baker and More

Read "Arturo O'Farrill, Senri Oe, Chet Baker and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

As the world continues to change, we start with a song from Arturo O'Farrill off his new CD Four Questions to keep the conversation on Black Lives Matter moving forward. We also focus on new music and conversations from jazz artists during the COVID-19 pandemic world of no live jazz with Senri Oe, Lara Driscoll, Aubrey ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins, Steve Cardenas & More New Releases

Read "Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins, Steve Cardenas & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Spectacular debut releases by Vanessa Perica, Immanuel Wilkins and Micah Thomas; international and inter-generataional collaborations between Marcin Wasilewski and Joe Lovano, and among Juhani Aaltonen, Jonas Kullhammar, Christian Meaas Svendsen, Ilmari Heikinheimo; three bands, lead by Michael Wolff, Steve Cardenas and Dave Glasser, revolving around the thick and catchy pulse of Ben Allison's bass and much ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alex Goodman: Impressions in Blue and Red

Read "Impressions in Blue and Red" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

One thing's for sure: there's a whole lot of music to be heard on Alex Goodman's new double album Impressions in Blue and Red. At 27 tracks and a running time of over 100 minutes, the Canadian jazz guitarist has taken a stand when it comes to quantity on his newest album. Any concern that the ...


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