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New York born Brad Christopher Jones is a bassist, composer, and educator. He has recorded, performed, and toured around the world with a diverse array of artists that include Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Elvin Jones, David Byrne, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sheryl Crow, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Douglas, Vernon Reid, John Zorn, Don Byron, Marc Ribot, and The Jazz Passengers. Brad has released four recordings under his own leadership with three separate projects: “UNCIVILIZED POISE” and “THE EMBODIMENT” with his band Aka Alias, “POURING MY HEART IN” with the Brad Jones Quartet, and his latest entitled “AVANT LOUNGE” with his project of the same name. Brad is also an experienced educator who has taught workshops and master classes in France, Italy, Canada, and Mexico and is part of the music faculty at Columbia University in New York City.

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Jerry Granelli: The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays The Music Of Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison

Read "The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays The Music Of Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Drummer Jerry Granelli, bassist Brad Jones and pianist Jamie Saft team in a trio that Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison to honor two of the most influentially lyrical and bluesy composer-musicians in jazz history. Granelli possesses deep personal insight into both principals. He landed in the drum chair in Vince Guaraldi's trio just ...

Soul Songs, Mose Songs & COVID Aid for Djibouti

Read "Soul Songs, Mose Songs & COVID Aid for Djibouti" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Bahama Soul Club Bohemia After Dawn Buyú Records 2020 Soulful original music laced with judicious and striking samples, Bohemia After Dawn serves a textbook example of music that packs an impact larger than the sum of its parts. Written, arranged, produced and performed by Oliver Belz ...

Molecular

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: A Lotus Speaks; Of First Importance; Helix; Per 1; Molecular; Cesaire; Neosho; Per 2; Breaking Code; An Anguish Departed; Loverly.

The Jerry Granelli Trio Plays The Music Of Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2020
Track listing: Cast Your Fate to the Wind; Parchman Farm; Baby Please Don't Go; Mind Prelude; Everybody's Cryin' Mercy; Star Song; Young Man Blues; Mind Prelude 2; Your Mind Is on Vacation; Christmas Time Is Here.

Plays Vince Guaraldi & Mose Allison

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2020
Track listing: Cast Your Fate to the Wind; Parchman Farm; Baby Please Don’t Go; Mind Prelude 1; Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy; Star Song; Young Man Blues; Mind Prelude 2; Your Mind Is on Vacation; Christmas Time Is Here.

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Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2020

Read "Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by Troy Dostert

2020 will be remembered as a year of resilience. And surely a part of that story will be the fortitude displayed by musicians of all stripes, who have endeavored creatively to manage the challenges of a hollowed-out economy and a global pandemic with innovative business platforms and novel approaches to recording and content delivery. The jazz ...

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James Brandon Lewis: Molecular

Read "Molecular" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis offers up an introductory statement in the album packaging as a preface to the liner notes of Molecular. His train of thought is difficult to follow. He leaves an impression of not being a “normal" person, in the best possible sense of that assessment. It is the impression of a deep-thinking artist ...

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Aruán Ortiz with Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera: Inside Rhythmic Falls

Read "Inside Rhythmic Falls" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cuban-born pianist and composer Aruán Ortiz is constantly evolving, experimenting and injecting new elements into his craft. Inside Rhythmic Falls is his third trio album, each with impressive but different lineups. His previous trio release, Live In Zürich (Intakt Records, 2018), with bassist Brad Jones and Chicago Underground mainstay Chad Taylor on drums and mbira, saw ...


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