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The Black Flower Project

Label: Compass Records
Released: 2014


Alison Brown: The Company You Keep

Label: Compass Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Crazy Ivan; Rocket Summer; The Road West; Drawing Down the Moon; Under the (Five) Wire; Rain or Shine; Over Nine Waves; Forky On The Water; The Clean Plate Club; Waltz for Mr. B.


Article: Extended Analysis

Alison Brown: The Company You Keep

Read "Alison Brown: The Company You Keep" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The discovery of a previously unknown species is a watershed event in the biological sciences. The discovery (or recognition) of the same in music is an equal watershed. Banjoist Alison Brown's The Company You Keep marks such a musical event. Music that stubbornly defies categorization is rare indeed and Brown's tenth release (the sixth on her ...



Label: Compass Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1. Move. Move Your Rug...Processional (Blues for Otha Turner) 2. Better Do Your Thing 3. Evil Boweevil 4. My Dog Chunks 5. Mad Hatter Rides Again 6. Circle of Wills 7. Hatim 8. Bloom 9. Old Jack Craw 10. As Light Through Leaves 11. Weird Beard 12. Wobble


Article: Album Review

Jeff Coffin Mu: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Plenty of musicians load up on all-star and eclectic personnel for what are promoted as genre-smashing albums. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is among the relative few who actually delivers on a level most people can relate to. His multi-ensemble, multi-genre Bloom visits Dixie, freeform, world, folk, and other styles, interpreting with an authentic and modern ...


Article: Album Review

Jeff Coffin Mu'tet: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is capable of so much. But I've wondered why he doesn't stick more to the Trane-inspired post bop, which he does so well. I guess you gotta make a living these days and if having a sound that borders on the cheesiness of Michael Brecker, Ed Calle, and the late Bob Berg is ...



Label: Compass Records
Released: 2002
Track listing: Intro/Tuesday’s Waterloo; Walking on Thin Water; Go-Round; Zuleikha; Tall and Lanky; As In the Beginning…; Playin’ the Worm; Only Love; Multa et Mira; Dewey; Ibrahim.


Article: Album Review

Jeff Coffin Mu'tet: Go-Round

Read "Go-Round" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The Flecktones reedman takes a trip around the world with this stylistically rich brew of original tunes. Jeff Coffin not only continues to turn heads as one of the most impressive saxophonists in modern jazz, he exhibits some amazing compositional skills as well. He seems to draw as much inspiration from avant-garde jazzmen like Dewey Redman ...


For Joe

Label: Compass Records
Released: 2000


Article: Album Review

Steve Masakowski: For Joe

Read "For Joe" reviewed by David Adler

Guitarist Steve Masakowski pays tribute to the late Joe Pass with this beautiful trio record. In addition to Pass’s own “For Django" and “I’ll Know," Masakowski presents “Waltz" by Rick Margitza, “Peace" by Horace Silver, the standards “Falling In Love with Love," “Poinciana," and “In Your Own Sweet Way," and five originals. Of Masakowski’s tunes, “I’ll ...


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