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David Larsen

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David Larsen is the director of instrumental studies at Spokane Falls Community College. He holds a PhD from Washington State University and degrees from Pacific University, University of Oregon, and Western Oregon University. David has been a presenter/performer for the Jazz Education Network, North American Saxophone Alliance, and several other conferences and festivals.

David is an active adjudicator and works with various festivals around the US.

David has performed with a variety of artists including Ken Peplowski, Francisco Torres, Dave Glenn, Ron Vincent, Bill Mays, Dean Johnson, and the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, Halie Loren.

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Article: Album Review

David Larsen: Cohesion

Read "Cohesion" reviewed by Jack Bowers


For Cohesion, baritone saxophonist David Larsen's tenth album as leader of his own ensemble, he chose as his teammates a quartet of East Coast musicians who so impressed him during a tour of the Northwest that he invited them back to his Seattle, Washington home base to take part in a workshop, play some gigs and ...

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The Peplowski Project

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: All the Things You Are; Black Nightgown; Doodle Oodle; He Who Getz the Last Laugh; In a Sentimental Mood; Into the Mild; Jazz Line Blues; Love Me or Leave Me; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Tenor for Dinner; Two Funky People.

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Article: Year in Review

Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2023

Read "Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2023" reviewed by Jack Bowers


2023 was another banner year for jazz of all shapes and sizes. It has been a pleasure to review so many splendid big-band albums along with wonderful enterprises by smaller groups, some of which were recording for the first time (hopefully, not the last). If this was a preview of things to come, we look forward ...

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Black Nightgown

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Duration: 06:18

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

George Coleman, David Larsen, Mary Lou Williams & Cecilia Smith

Read "George Coleman, David Larsen, Mary Lou Williams & Cecilia Smith" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We begin the 804th episode with a vibraphonist Cecilia Smith and music from the Mary Lou Williams Resurgence Project. From there, we hear from Mary Lou Williams herself with a live recording from 1936. Throughout this episode, we hear new music from George Coleman, Ben Rosenblum, Walter Smith III and Snarky Puppy. In between, we go ...

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Black Nightgown

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Duration: 06:18

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Article: Album Review

David Larsen: The Peplowski Project

Read "The Peplowski Project" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Peplowski Project was a labor of love for saxophonist David Larsen, a longtime admirer of fellow reedman Ken Peplowski who sits in with Larsen's impressive quartet on each of the album's eleven numbers, playing clarinet on six, tenor saxophone on five. As for Larsen, he plays his Gerry Mulligan-flavored baritone sax on ...

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The Sextet Sessions

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Cherokee; Moondance; Difficult Client; Archways.

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G2 and You - Double EP

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Angel Eyes; Another Porter Please; In Your Own Sweet Way; Latin Silver; Autumn Leaves; Bright Days; Come Rain or Come Shine; Through and Through.


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