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Carol Sudhalter: The Octave Tunes

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The notes to this thoughtful and beautifully executed disc suggest this is the first collection in which the tunes share the trait of all starting with an octave interval. True, perhaps, but what sets it apart is smart music passionately and intelligently played by musicians committed to the fine art of communication. Carol ...

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Eddie Gomez: The Playing is Free

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Eddie Gomez is known throughout the world as a consummate bassist, sterling educator and a musician active in a wide variety of musical settings. He has been on the music scene for more than 40 years and has worked with everyone from Bobby Darin to Giuseppi Logan. Gomez moved from Puerto Rico as a child and ...

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Uptown Records

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Uptown Records, in the person of its founder Bob Sunenblick, has become something of a jazz missing persons--or sessions--bureau. The label's Flashback series have released rare treasures by some of the giants of the music as well as some of the more unsung heroes. Uptown has released 'new' recordings by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham ...

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Gershwin Two-fer: Bohuslan Big Band & Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

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Bohuslan Big BandGeorge Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (feat. Lew Soloff & Adam Nussbaum)Self-published2009 Scottish National Jazz OrchestraRhapsody in Blue LiveSpartacus2009 It's still no surprise that George Gershwin, one of America's ...

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Accordion Three-Fer: Triphilia; Nice Guy Trio & Will Holshouser

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Alan Bern/Michael Rodach/Paul BrodyTriophiliaJazzwerkstatt2009 The Nice Guy TrioHere Comes The Nice Guy TrioPorto Franco2009 Will Holshouser Trio + Bernardo SassettiPalace Ghosts and Drunken HymnsClean Feed2001

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Ron McClure: Lookout Farms and New Moons

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Bassist Ron McClure has a practical philosophy about what he does. “Making music begins with doing your job," he says. “It's nice if you can be a hot soloist, but do your job first and do it well." These are words that the bassist has lived by for over 40 years in the jazz music business. ...

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Piano/Bass Four-Fer

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James Weidman: Three Worlds

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Three Worlds is the product of a thoughtful musical soul. Pianist James Weidman is well-versed in the traditional and modern jazz vocabulary and has found ways of deftly incorporating what's he's heard into his playing and composing. And here he adds color to his pianistics with melodica and the exotic xaphoon, a single-reed keyless bamboo wind ...

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Sean Jones: The Search Within, Dedicated & Modern Times

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Sean JonesThe Search WithinMack Avenue2009 Ralph BowenDedicatedPosi-Tone2009 Bobby SelvaggioModern TimesArabesque2009 Trumpeter Sean Jones is only 30 but here he is with his ...

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Enja Records

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Matthias Winckelmann's favorite recording of the hundreds he's made is the one just finished. Over the years, he's documented music from all over the world and of many different stripes and has always been eloquent and passionate. His label Enja has been in existence for 38 years and a look at the catalogue tells you that ...


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