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Billy Drewes

Billy Drewes has been creating music, composing, performing and recording since the mid 1970s. His main instruments include soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinets, flutes, drums, percussion and piano. Featured on over 150 CDs with performance credits worldwide, he continually searches out new avenues for creative expression. Billy shares the stage with Joe Lavano, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian and Tonincho Horta at the venues from Egypt to Cuba, Israel to Africa, New York's Carnegie Hall to Albert Royal Hall in London. In addition to his love of performing, he takes great interest in the education of college and high school students

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Off-Kilter

Label: See Tao Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: Below The High Rise; Labyrinth; Interlude No. 1; Quietly; Crosstalk; Unfiltered; the Morphing Line; Interlude No. 2; Off-Kilter.

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Baden

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canto de Ossanha; Canto de Xangô; Tristeza e Solidão; Ao Baden; Bluesa Preta/Asa Branca; Canto de Iemanjá; Refém da Solidão; O Astronauta; Mata Adentro; Berimbau / Consolação; Lapinha; For Bill & Baden.

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Article: Album Review

John Yao: Off-Kilter

Read "Off-Kilter" reviewed by Mark Corroto


In all great ensemble recordings one pays no attention to the compositions and arrangements. The music just seems to dance without inhibitions and flow over the ears. Correction: excellent ensemble performances compel one to recognize and appreciate the compositions and arrangements. With composer, arranger, trombonist John Yao both statements are true and both are in opposition ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Six of the Best

Read "Six of the Best" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Here are some thoughts on six recent quality jazz releases of varying types. Malcolm Earle Smith Vocal Intent Self Produced 2022 British musician Malcom Earle Smith is a trombonist by trade but on this album, he confines himself to vocals with pleasing results. His light, swinging voice ...

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Song of the Day

Crosstalk

Album:
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Label: See Tao Recordings
Released: 2022
Duration: 6:30

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide

Read "Bill Frisell As Leader: A Beginner's Guide" reviewed by Ian Patterson


To celebrate the publication of Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer (Faber & Faber, 2022), Irish journalist Philip Watson's definitive biography of the Denver guitarist, All About Jazz presents this beginner's guide to Frisell's discography as leader. Half a dozen other albums could easily have made the list, but these selections attempt primarily to highlight the range of ...

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Article: Album Review

Gui Duvignau: Baden

Read "Baden" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Gui Duvignau has had Baden Powell's sound in his sights for some time now. Born in France and raised in Brazil, the rising-star bassist delved deeply into that legendary Brazilian guitarist's work at the behest of several six-stringer friends. And as he studied guitar too, Duvignau came under the sway of Powell's advanced harmonic concepts, personalized ...

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A Stovepipe Hat Made From Silk

Label: La Fabrica'son
Released: 2021
Track listing: Taking Notice; Darkmiere; None So Blind; Rachid; Blue Saint-Jacques; True North; A Stovepipe Hat Made From Silk; La Paindestre; Au Sujet de Mr. Satie; On The Sonny Side of Rollins.

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3,5,8

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Volta; '2' ; Yerevan; Minas; Une pensée pour Paris; Vem Logo!; Detuned for Drewes; Somewhat; Right? Wow!


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