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Andrew Green: (choose one) (A) is a guitarist and author of best selling guitar books (in the tiny jazz world sense). (B) has played with such jazz luminaries as Donald Byrd, Billy Hart, Joanne Brackeen, Winard Harper, Mat Maneri, John McNeil, Chip Jackson, Matt Wilson, and Ralph LaLama, among others. (C) plays in projects as diverse as Sound Assembly, My Band Foot Foot, and Numinous. (D) is the co-leader of the legendary underground Shaggs cover band My Band Foot Foot

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Two Pianists Going Their Own Way: Carl Kennedy and Max Petersen

Read "Two Pianists Going Their Own Way: Carl Kennedy and Max Petersen" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Most contemporary jazz piano players follow well-trodden paths, be it the speed and power of Bud Powell, the romantic clarity of Bill Evans or the complex abstractions of Cecil Taylor. Here are two examples of pianists who go their own ways. Carl Kennedy American Lullaby JeruJazz 2019 ...

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A World of Piano Trios II

Read "A World of Piano Trios II" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Several parts of the world heard from in this installment: Sweden, Norway, France, and the United States. Esbjorn Svensson Trio (E.S.T.) e.s.t. live in Gothenburg ACT Music 2019 Before Swedish jazz pianist Esbjörn Svensson's untimely death in 2008, e.s.t. was a sensation. They brought an eclecticism and rock-like ...

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John Christensen: Dear Friend

Read "Dear Friend" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Madison Wisconsin based bassist/composer John Christensen begins his debut, Dear Friend with the namesake track, a quietly rolling, reflective impression that might at first remind one of a backing track for any number of 70's singer-songwriters. It's a pretty piece, a wonderful starting point for a very melodic, almost nostalgic listen. The next composition, ...

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John Christensen: Dear Friend

Read "Dear Friend" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Madison-based double bassist John Christensen is certainly no rookie to jazz, even though Dear Friend would appear to be his debut album. After attending the University of North Texas, Christensen chose to follow a more personalized education and set up camp in San Francisco. It is in the bay area that he committed to extensive gigging ...

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

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Twin Talk: Twin Talk

Read "Twin Talk" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

One of the more pleasant listening experiences this year has been Twin Talk from the eponymous Indie group based in Chicago. The jazz trio of drummer Andrew Green, saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi and bassist/vocalist Katie Ernst produce a project of fresh music and through original material and inventive performances. Having worked together over the ...

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Paul Dietrich: We Always Get There

Read "We Always Get There" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Chicago based trumpeter and composer Paul Dietrich's debut album We Always Get There is a vibrant and explorative work of modern music that inhabits the border zone between the mainstream and the Avant-Garde. The record's intricately constructed originals, with dramatic ambiences, are provocative while remaining intensely melodic, simultaneously accessible and pleasantly challenging.The intimate theme ...

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Laurenzi-Ernst-Green: Sightline

Read "Sightline" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Chicago based trio Laurenzi-Ernst-Green's debut Sightline is an atmospheric album filled with intriguing patterns and exuberant and elegant spontaneity. An intimate mysticism imbues this collaborative effort of seven original compositions with a modal bent. Bassist Katie Ernst's wordless vocals hauntingly echo saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi's big toned tenor on the mesmerizing “Skoops," while her resonant ...

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The JC Sanford Orchestra At Tea Lounge: Sound Matters

Read "The JC Sanford Orchestra At Tea Lounge: Sound Matters" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

JC Sanford OrchestraTea LoungeBrooklyn, NYSeptember 20, 2010 While Manhattan gets most of the ink when it comes to live jazz in New York, it isn't the only borough where exciting things are happening. Over the past few years, Brooklyn has become a hub of activity for creative music artistry and ...


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