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After 10 albums as a leader, multi-instrumentalist and composer Dr. Brian Landrus has become one of the most in demand low woodwind musicians on the planet. Landrus consistently places in the top five baritone saxophonists in the world though Downbeat and JazzTimes Critics polls in the last few years. Landrus’ 25- piece orchestral album Generations (2017), was named one of the best recordings of the year by NPR, Downbeat Magazine, JazzTimes, All About Jazz, Jazziz, and many other international publications. The New York Times wrote “With Generations, Mr. Landrus takes the jazz big band tradition into the mesosphere.” Landrus specializes on the low woodwind family, specifically: baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet, alto flute, and bass flute

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ben Goldberg, Patricia Barber, Rachel Eckroth and Others

Read "Ben Goldberg, Patricia Barber, Rachel Eckroth and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This eclectic show features guitar, voice, and much more. Musicians heard on the program include Ben Goldberg, Patricia Barber, Michael Musillami, Rachel Eckroth, and Jason Kao Hwang. 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 Rachel Eckroth ...

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Red List

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canopy Of Trees; The Red List; Giant Panda; Nocturnal Flight; Tigris; The Distant Deeps; Save The Elephants; Mariana Dove; Bwindi Forest; Congo Basin; Leatherbacks; Upriver; Only Eight; Vaquita; Javan Rhino

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Red List

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canopy of Trees; The Red List; Giant Panda; Nocturnal Flight; Tigris; The Distant Deeps; Save the Elephants; Mariana Dove; Bwindi Forest; Congo Basin; Leatherbacks; Upriver; Only Eight; Vaquita; Javan Rhino.

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Article: Year in Review

Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

Read "Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2022" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As the Covid pandemic slowly recedes into America's rear-view mirror, jazz groups of all sizes and shapes have begun performing and recording again, making 2022 a rather good year over-all for fans and reviewers alike. New artists, new sounds and new approaches have combined to lend assurance that jazz remains in good hands and will continue ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Brian Landrus, George Russell and Others

Read "Brian Landrus, George Russell and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features different styles of jazz music, such as sleek large ensemble work from Brian Landrus and George Russell and trios led by Charles Lloyd, Jaki Byard and Frank Kimbrough. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air ...

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Article: Album Review

Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Saxophonist Brian Landrus created this project with a purpose summed up in its subtitle, Music Dedicated to the Preservation of our Endangered Species. The album was made to create awareness about all the animal species on Earth in danger of extinction, thirteen of which are explicitly referenced here. For most of these, such as the Malayan ...

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Canopy of Trees

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Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 4:26

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Electric and Eclectic

Read "Electric and Eclectic" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


The newest of the new. That's what our podcast brings you, sometimes, anyway, and this episode features four bangers from brand-spankin' 2022. Three of the four offer some “fusion" elements of one kind and another, and the other Mike keeps at arm's length because it edges him into the Jackie attack zone, and long-time listeners know ...

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Article: Album Review

Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jack Bowers


No matter how one receives his music, there is no doubt that woodwind specialist Brian Landrus' heart is in the right place. Red List, his eleventh album as leader, is dedicated to the preservation of Earth's endangered animal species. Landrus names thirteen, at least five of which--the kakapo, Malayan tiger, gharial, vaquita and Javan rhino--are all ...


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