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Avram Fefer

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Avram Fefer is an American jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader, currently residing in New York City. He has been performing and recording internationally since 1990, with eleven album releases as a leader and many more as a sideman. He has performed with world-class musicians throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and enjoys collaborations with creative artists of all sorts, including poets, dancers, visual artists, DJ's, and digital sound designers, among others. His writings have been published in several books; his music has appeared in a variety of films and television shows; he has been teaching privately for over 20 years; and he has performed in several notable theatre productions —- director Ivo Van Hove's production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Melvin Van Peebles' Sweet Sweetback's Baaadaaaas Song, and BRIC Arts Brer Rabbit The Opera: A Funky Meditation On Gentrification

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A Few More of My Favorite 2022 Jazz Things, Part 2

Read "A Few More of My Favorite 2022 Jazz Things, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


As this is our last show in 2022, our playlist focus on the songs we've loved the most in the last six months of what was an incredibly prolific year for jazz. Here's to a new year that hopefully will bring us much great music as 2022 did!Happy listening... and a happy new year!

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Spinifex, Greene / Smith / Moses & Devin Brahja Waldman Ra Kalam Bob Moses

Read "Spinifex, Greene / Smith / Moses & Devin Brahja Waldman  Ra Kalam Bob Moses" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This edition of One Man's Jazz tends to a lot of music out on the edge, starting with a tune from a 2019 release called Life's Intense Mystery by Burton Greene, Damon Smith & Bob Moses, before heading to the powerful and unpredictable band from Amsterdam, Spinifex; they've added singers to the mix on their latest. ...

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Sun-Mi Hong, Christine Correa, Muriel Grossmann & Manuel Hermia

Read "Sun-Mi Hong, Christine Correa, Muriel Grossmann & Manuel Hermia" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is filled with new interesting new releases, highlighted by ex-pat South Korean drummer Sun-Mi Hong who's settled nicely into the Amsterdam scene, vocalist Christine Correa's take on the seminal music of Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach, saxophonist Muriel Grossmann's spiritual and spirited approach, and Belgian saxophonist Manuel Hermia with his latest band, Freetet. Gebhard ...

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Juba Lee

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Showtime; Bedouin Dream; Sky Lake; Juba Lee; Brother Ibrahim; Love Is In The Air; Gemini Time; Say You’re Sorry; Sweet Fifteen (For G.T.).

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Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The depth and range of the music that jazz players have put on record in 2022 are so big that summarizing this “year in jazz" by selecting only ten albums feels akin to taking the photo of a breath-taking landscape with an ultra-low resolution camera... Ten years from now, how is one supposed to understand how ...

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Sun-Mi Hong, Avram Fefer, Song Yi Jeon, Vinícius Gomes & More New Releases

Read "Sun-Mi Hong, Avram Fefer, Song Yi Jeon, Vinícius Gomes & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Tons of new releases ahoy... We feature some that bring unbridled energy, with a focus on South Korean and North European artists, and a tribute to the French master of humour, erotism, subversion and wordplay, Serge Gainsbourg.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Donny McCaslin ...

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Article: Year in Review

Mark Corroto's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

Read "Mark Corroto's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Year end “Best of" lists are curious beasts. If you asked me last week, I would have listed Wadada Leo Smith's The Emerald Duets (TUM) and John Hébert's Sounds Of Love (Sunnyside) as the best releases of the past year. And most definitely when you inquire next week, I'll certainly tell you to add JD Allen's ...

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Article: Album Review

Avram Fefer Quartet: Juba Lee

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Avram Fefer comes out swinging on Juba Lee, the second release from his quartet,. It must have certainly been fated, as the opener “Showtime" hits hard with its muscular sound. Fefer's tenor saxophone blows out any existing cobwebs before handing off to guitarist Marc Ribot. The music continues the rich sound heard on the quartet's critically ...

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Avram Fefer, Tell No Lies, Tru Cargo Service & Pia Hernandez

Read "Avram Fefer, Tell No Lies, Tru Cargo Service & Pia Hernandez" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The flood of new releases continues unabated and this episode jumps right into the deep end, sampling new works from a pair of European bands, Tru Cargo Service from Germany and Tell No Lies from Italy, German drumming legend Gunter Baby Sommer in a duo with Scottish saxophonist Raymond McDonald, Buenos Aires pianist Pia Hernandez, Dave ...


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