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Diego Rivera

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Diego Rivera has been called, "A bright, new voice on the saxophone whose sound emerges from the echoes of the past." In 1999, Rivera toured nationally with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra for their Big Band '99 U.S. tour. Rivera has also toured with internationally renowned bassist, Rodney Whitaker, former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Rivera has performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Art Tatum Toledo Jazz Festival, Idlewild Jazz Festival and Lansing Jazz Festival. In 2002, Rivera accepted as position as Instructor of Jazz Saxophone and Improvisation at Michigan State University

Album

Each Step

Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Each Step; Just One of Those Things; The More I See You; Milestones; What Now?; These Are the Things We Throw Away; Change; Grantstand; Grant's Groove.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Manel Fortià, Marco Cappelli, Louis Matute, Hans Lüdemann & More New Releases

Read "Manel Fortià, Marco Cappelli, Louis Matute, Hans Lüdemann & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This set is dedicated to the proposition that when you leave it to jazz musicians, cultural differences bring people together, not apart. These projects mix cultural traditions, or music-making understandings, to generate a “folklore without borders." Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Louis Matute ...

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Article: Album Review

Nathan Borton: Each Step

Read "Each Step" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova


Each Step is the debut recording by guitarist Nathan Borton. As his website accurately states, Borton draws heavily from the mid-western tradition of bebop and blues. His influences include Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and Kenny Burrell. The album offers an enjoyable tour through the straight-ahead tradition. There are three standards early on: Cole Porter's ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Sounds, Different Directions

Read "New Sounds, Different Directions" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Featured on this week's show new material from talented guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos, cutting edge piano trio explorations from Mostly Other People Do The Killing, great new improvisations from Adam Nolan's trio and Massimo Magee with a variety of different partners. There's also a brand new release from Diego Rivera plus a couple of new albums featuring ...

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Article: Album Review

Nathan Borton: Each Step

Read "Each Step" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Judging from recent album releases, the guitar remains an essential part of the contemporary jazz scene. The latest example among many is this tasteful session led by Kansas-born, Michigan-based Nathan Borton, adding his name to an ample roster of newly minted guitar-led or guitar-centered albums by Doug MacDonald, Graham Dechter, Kristian Borring, Randy Napoleon, John Moulder, ...

Album

Soul Conversations

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Two Bass Hit; London Towne; Beardom X; Red Chair; Giant Steps; Language of Flowers; Human Nature; Girl Talk; Harlem Harlem Harlem; Soul Conversations.

Album

Indigenous

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Marabi; Indigenous; The Secret Life Of Plants; Sombras Del Pasado; Asta Ta Malakia Sou; Aztlan; Sabor A Mi; BLM Plaza; Nefeli; Melina Maria; Purpose; Shir LaShalom

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Label: OA2 Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 05:47

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Article: Album Review

Tim Mayer: Keeper of the Flame

Read "Keeper of the Flame" reviewed by Jack Bowers


On Keeper of the Flame, Tim Mayer, a Bostonian who now calls Mexico home, leads a sharp, swinging group of like-minded amigos on a (mostly) octet studio date enriched by Diego Rivera's colorful arrangements. Mayer plays tenor sax on half a dozen tracks, soprano sax on “Bye Bye Blackbird" and “Get Organized," alto flute on “Elusive." ...


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