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Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “…making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says LoRe “…will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” Saxophonist George Garzone describes his playing as “bold and unforgiving”, with “…a beautiful sound; he understands the concept of melody.” In New York, he frequents prominent venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Gallery, and Smoke Jazz Club both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman

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Guardians

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2024
Track listing: Rozpacz (Despair); Underground Dance; Rosemary's Lullaby; Güle Güle Istanbul; Guardians Suite I – The Northern Eyes; Guardians Suite II – The Whale River Song; Guardians Suite III – Jellyfish All Around; Guardians Suite IV – Vanished Tails, No Return.

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Article: Album Review

Lucas Pino: Covers

Read "Covers" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Covers is a quartet date in which New York-based tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino “covers" half a dozen generally pleasing songs written by his contemporaries, alongside one each by Charlie Parker ("Relaxin' at Camarillo") and Duke Pearson ("New Girl"). Pino's smooth, articulate tenor saxophone is reinforced by guitarist Alex Goodman, bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Allan Mednard. ...

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Evening Will Find Itself

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Face Unseen; Fauxlosophy; Silent Ship; Radiance I; Green; Radiance II, Underground and Back; At Shore; Radiance III.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roberta Piket, Bria Skonberg, Vicente Archer and More

Read "Roberta Piket, Bria Skonberg, Vicente Archer and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This wide-ranging program touches on jazz-rock, traditional jazz, and other sub-genres. Musicians heard on the show include Roberta Piket, Sonny Rollins, Bria Skonberg, Marshall Gilkes, and Vicente Archer. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Marshall ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jeremy Dutton, Laurent Cugny, Peter Epstein, Aki Rissanen & More

Read "Jeremy Dutton, Laurent Cugny, Peter Epstein, Aki Rissanen & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The Fender Rhodes is back and everywhere (actually, it never left)! And so is Peter Epstein almost a decade after his acclaimed album Polarities, and with a new sextet! We'll get all of that, and more, in this edition of Mondo Jazz.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & ...

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SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Unconquered Vulnerable Areas; Dear Worthiness; SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum); The Eternal Stillness; Marivi; If You Could Create It; The Hard Balance; December 11th; When Dreaming Is the Only.

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Head Towards The Center

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Where Am I?; Power Fall; Mantrois; Around, Forever; Mr. Hope; Between The Bars; Distant Signal; Sweet Spot; Head Towards The Center.

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Article: Album Review

Jun Xiao: Atypical Airship

Read "Atypical Airship" reviewed by Jiaowei Hu


Jazz in China may be little known, but jny: Shanghai-based composer and guitarist Jun Xiao is no doubt among the earliest to shape the landscape. His sophomore effort Atypical Airship (Blue Note/Universal Music China, 2022) visualizes the personal astro-Arcadia, blurs genre lines and especially blends jazz dynamics with rock form, breaks limitations of his musical identity, ...

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Article: Album Review

Kind Folk: Head Towards The Center

Read "Head Towards The Center" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Kind Folk is a quartet consisting of trumpeter John Raymond, alto saxophonist Alex LoRe, bassist Noam Wiesenberg and drummer Colin Stranahan. They recorded their first album in 2018, then went their separate ways for various reasons. They finally reconnected in June 2021 and came up with the simmering blend of jazz, rock and folk sensibilities that ...


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