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Andrew McAnsh: Illustrations

Read "Illustrations" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Its liner notes, song titles, and cover art liberally peppered with references to Japanese culture and Zen Buddhism, Andrew McAnsh's debut recording, Illustrations was inspired by the young trumpeter / composer's journeys through the Land of the Rising Sun. However, McAnsh's original compositions--far from displaying any direct influences of Japanese ethnic music--are relentlessly hard-hitting modern jazz ...

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Artie Roth: Discern

Read "Discern" reviewed by Budd Kopman

It has been quite a while since we have heard from bassist Artie Roth, as almost ten years have elapsed since Parallels. 2013 saw the current quartet on Currently Experiencing, clips of which can be found here. Discern, this quartet's latest offering is a dark, moody and powerful set of compositions brought to life by Roth ...

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DIVA Jazz Orchestra / Paul Read Orchestra / Andy Farber and His Orchestra

Read "DIVA Jazz Orchestra / Paul Read Orchestra / Andy Farber and His Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

DIVA Jazz OrchestraJohnny Mandel: The Man and His MusicArbors Jazz2010 Note to NARAS members: please do not cast your vote for Best Big Band Album of 2011 without first having listened to Johnny Mandel: The Man and His Music, recorded in concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in Manhattan ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Barry Romberg's Random Access: The Gods Must Be Smiling

Read "The Gods Must Be Smiling" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Over the last 10 years, Random Access has seen changes in its lineup. The concept of the band came from drummer Barry Romberg, who began with home experiments in 2001. His object was to play music spontaneously and, with that idea in mind, the first incarnation of the band came into being. The seven-piece unit consisted ...

In Between

Label: Romhog Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: What a Wonderful World; Drinking Songs; Chance Meeting; Tea at High Noon; In Between; The Three Lauras; So Long

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Geoff Young Trio: In Between

Read "In Between" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

From the time the first notes ring out on In Between, Geoff Young makes manifest his cogent sense of space and time. This attribute stands him well as he creates dazzling sonic portraits playing acoustic guitar, his fingers the messengers of his eloquence. Helping him colour the canvas of his imagination are bassist Jim Vivian and ...


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