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The Discovery Project: Live In Japan

Label: Steel Bird Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Mint Blues; Reflections; Atma Krandana; Dirigibles; Kintsugi; Introspection on 401.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Josh Nelson Trio: The Discovery Project: Live In Japan

Read "The Discovery Project: Live In Japan" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When pianist Josh Nelson's name surfaces in conversation, the art of the trio isn't typically a topic that comes up. A first-call accompanist and collaborator for the vocal elite, and a conceptualist who's crafted smartly arranged musical love letters to everything from steampunk sci-fi to the City of Los Angeles as part of his ongoing Discovery ...

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Acclaimed Pianist/Composer Josh Nelson’s "Discovery Project” Featured On NPR's Jazz Night In America, Airing Nationwide Beginning February 23

Acclaimed Pianist/Composer Josh Nelson’s "Discovery Project” Featured On NPR's Jazz Night In America, Airing Nationwide Beginning February 23

Pianist Josh Nelson will be featured in NPR’s Jazz Night in America as they head to La La Land to get the real story of what it really takes to be a jazz musician in the City of Angels. Jazz Night in America is a nationally syndicated weekly radio show and a weekly concert video webcast ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Scott Jeppesen: Wonders

Read "Wonders" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Ancient history and current times collide on the sophomore release from California-based tenor saxophonist Scott Jeppesen: with Wonders, he offers up an intelligent, semi-programmatic look at the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as seen through a modern jazz lens. Jeppesen, a once-upon-a-time protégé of saxophonist Joe Henderson and a jazz studies doctoral ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Josh Nelson: Exploring Mars

Read "Exploring Mars" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Exploring Mars is fueled by a love of science fiction, intellectual inquisitiveness, and musical inventiveness of the highest order. Pianist Josh Nelson, initially inspired by the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars in the summer of 2012, put together a project that's musically expansive and wholly unique: It's safe to say that he's the first ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Josh Nelson: Exploring Mars

Read "Exploring Mars" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Mars, the forth planet from the sun--that blood red star arcing across the sky--has been investigated by many in the arts. Before NASA landed four rovers on the red planet's surface, science fiction writers took up the task of exploring our planetary neighbor: Edgar Rice Burroughs with his fantastic Barsoom series, beginning with Princess of Mars ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: Fire Keeper

Read "The Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: Fire Keeper" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Fire Keeper, the debut album from the Daniel Rosenboom Quintet, exemplifies the vast possibilities for contemporary jazz artists. The album is undeniably jazz, with extensive improvisations and complex compositions, orchestrations and harmonies found in few other genres. The quintet is also unabashedly rooted in other contemporary genres. Progressive rock, as heard in the overdriven electric guitars, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Daniel Rosenboom Quintet: Fire Keeper

Read "Fire Keeper" reviewed by Robert Bush

"Fusion" has rarely been so bold. Drawing on the traditions of the original Mahavisnu Orchestra, and Ornette Coleman's Prime Time, with liberal doses of Slavic folk-music and free-jazz, trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom's Quintet is an experiment of nuclear proportions. Featuring heavy electrical input from guitarist Alex Noice and “Bear-Trax" (hybrid-double-neck) bassist Kai Kurosawa, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Scott Jeppesen: El Guapo

Read "El Guapo" reviewed by Carlo Wolff

"Guapo" is Spanish for “sharp-dressed man" (or woman), and the title--and launch--track of Scott Jeppesen's exceptional solo debut sure conjures such an image. El Guapo is stylish, diverse and expert; released on Oct. 1, 2013, it is one of the best albums of that year. Jeppesen is a protean saxophonist who also plays bass ...


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