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Caldera: Caldera / Sky Islands

Read "Caldera / Sky Islands" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Mention the word “fusion" and a list of familiar names often turns up: Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams' Lifetime, Return to Forever and Weather Report. But what about Caldera? Aficionados of the genre will probably know about them but, to many listeners, they will be a new discovery and, thanks to a BGO ...

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Label: Origin Records
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Bird's Ticket

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: A Confluence in Chi-Town; Bird's Ticket; Taurus on the Run; Taurus and Virgo; Dragon Rose; Chicago Eight; Elements; The Wizard; In Other Words; Reflecting Pool.

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John Scofield: Country for Old Men

Read "John Scofield: Country for Old Men" reviewed by John Kelman

When guitarist Bill Frisell first began a more decided focus on roots music, bluegrass and country & western music with the release of 1996's Nashville (Nonesuch), despite being largely very well-received, jazz purists rankled when the largely bluegrass/folk-informed album began to garner awards like Downbeat Magazine's Best Jazz Album of the Year. While Frisell's oftentimes Americana-tinged ...

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Carlos Vega: Bird's Ticket

Read "Bird's Ticket" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Carlos Vega's band crackles. The sound of “A Confluence in Chi-Town," the opener on his Bird's Ticket recording, has an on-the-edge urgency in its distinctive approach to the standard jazz quintet format--bass/drums/keyboard rhythm section and a trumpet and a saxophone--a line up like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie used. Vega, a veteran of ...

Bird's Up

Label: Origin Records
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