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Giant Steps

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Label: Capri Records
Released: 2019
Duration: 03:16

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Sadness and Soul

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Giant Steps; My Romance; Adams Park (For Pepper); In a Mellow Tone (Melatonin'); Sadness and Soul; Spring is Here; 'Round Midnight; Countdown; Our Love is Here to Stay.

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Clark Gibson + Orchestra: Bird with Strings: The Lost Arrangements

Read "Bird with Strings: The Lost Arrangements" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Alto saxophonist Clark Gibson's Bird with Strings: The Lost Arrangements is an ambitious undertaking and, at first glance, a bold statement. Evoking, arguably the greatest jazz musician, saxophonist Charlie Parker is not an easy task. Gibson, however, is not emulating Parker nor making any stylistic claims to his legacy. He is simply paying homage ...

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Clark Gibson + Orchestra: Bird with Strings: The Lost Arrangements

Read "Bird with Strings: The Lost Arrangements" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The story behind Bird with Strings: The Lost Arrangements is a long one and far too elaborate to dwell on here. Suffice to say that a handful of these arrangements for alto saxophone and small string orchestra, written originally for the incomparable Charlie Parker, have been heard before (albeit by rather small audiences) while most of ...

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Charles McPherson: The Journey

Read "The Journey" reviewed by Edward Blanco


One of the original bebop artists of our time, alto saxophonist Charles McPherson adds to his legacy and marches through a selection of timely bop-infused material on The Journey, demonstrating his mastery of the idiom by transforming jazz classics into fresh-sounding bop tunes with a blend of originals rolled into one exciting package. Long associated with ...

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Charles McPherson: The Journey

Read "The Journey" reviewed by Robert Bush


Alto saxophone legend Charles McPherson has few living peers, but even at the age of 75, he shows no signs of slowing down, a premise well documented with the release of The Journey, his latest recording on the Capri label. Blistering post-bop remains McPherson's signature, but there is also a modernist streak ...

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Label: Capri Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Syndrome; Like Someone In Love; Somewhere Before The End; This Funny World; C Hip's Blues; A Day In May; Be My Love; Skidoo.

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Chip Stephens Trio: Relevancy

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Track Listing: Syndrome; Like Someone in Love; Somewhere Before the End; This Funny World; C Hip’s Blues; A Day in May; Be My Love; 34 Skidoo

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Chip Stephens Trio: Chip Stephens Trio: Relevancy

Read "Chip Stephens Trio: Relevancy" reviewed by Carlo Wolff


Chip Stephens is an impeccable technician, a clever, even daring composer, and a restless explorer of melody. Adept at swing and complexity, he unfurls piano lines with a restless authority that marries brawn to delicacy in this collection of originals and transmogrified standards. Bracketed by a brisk, darting take on Carla Bley's angular “Syndrome" ...


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