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Chris Trinidad's Changing Tides

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Inevitable Evolution; Something New In The Familiar; The Benefit of Hindsight; Finding Somewhere Forever; A Reading in Retrospect; Transcending December; Though Certainly Speaking.

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Changing Tides

Read "Chris Trinidad's Changing Tides" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Bassist and composer Chris Trinidad released the quartet album Chris Trinidad's Certain Times (Iridium Records, 2015) five years after relocating from Vancouver to the San Francisco Bay area. The compositions were constructed from an assortment of sketches, built on grooves and simple harmonies to give the soloists freedom. For Chris Trinidad Y Con Todo (Iridium Records, ...

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Michael Sarian & The Chadbones: Leon

Read "Leon" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Canadese di nascita, il trombettista e compositore Michael Sarian ha vissuto infanzia e adolescenza in Argentina assimilando vari elementi di quel patrimonio musicale. Dopo il trasferimento negli Stati Uniti nel 2012 -dove ha acquisito un master's degree in jazz studies alla New York University -guida un quartetto e una formazione orchestrale, esprimendo una ricca sintesi tra ...

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Cory Wright Outfit: Apples + Oranges

Read "Apples + Oranges" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Sassofonista tenore e clarinettista attivo nell'area di San Francisco, Cory Wright ha collaborato con formazioni dirette da Anthony Braxton, Vinny Golia, Yusef Lateef. Nel suo lavoro è coinvolta spesso l'apprezzata contrabbassista Lisa Mezzacappa, presente in questa registrazione, come nel gruppo The Green Mitchell Trio, da lui diretto. Di Apples+Oranges colpisce subito, in esordio ...

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Cory Wright Outfit: Apples + Oranges

Read "Apples + Oranges" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Oakland, California based reedman Cory Wright (Anthony Braxton, Vinny Golia & Yusef Lateef delivers a manifold and juxtaposing ensemble date on Apples + Oranges. It doesn't take too long to determine that the album poses a surfeit of diagonally opposed viewpoints. Other than the highly emphatic and synergistic group-centric output, Wright's compositions hit the mark, and ...

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Pacific Mambo Orchestra: Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Read "Pacific Mambo Orchestra" reviewed by Edward Blanco


San Francisco's premier Latin big band launches its self-titled Pacific Mambo Orchestra (PMO) debut barely two years after pianist Christian Tumalan and trumpeter Steffen Kuehn founded the 19-piece ensemble. A festival favorite and fixture in the Bay Area, the PMO is a sizzling modern day Latin salsa jazz orchestra built to revisit the big band sounds ...

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Marcus Shelby Orchestra: Soul Of The Movement: Meditations On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read "Soul Of The Movement: Meditations On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." reviewed by Edward Blanco


A man with a deep social conscience and a fervent interest in social history, San Francisco bassist and band leader Marcus Shelby has previously used music to illuminate past injustices on Port Chicago (Noir Records, 2006), and then again with Harriet Tubman (Noir Records, 2008). On Soul Of The Movement: Meditations On Dr. Martin Luther King, ...


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