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What's Next (Uptown Jazz Tentet)

Label: Irabbagast Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Uptown Bass Hit 3:58 2. What's Next 7:33 3. SKJ 5:55 4. Change 6:42 5. Bramblin' 5:41 6. Pursue 5:22 7. Mance's Dance 7:00 8. Infant Eyes 7:02 9. In a Sentimental Mood 4:30 10. Voyage 6:20

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Black Art Jazz Collective: Ascension

Read "Ascension" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The name has obvious political resonance. Indeed, the raison d'être of the Black Art Jazz Collective, the sextet founded by Wayne Escoffery, Jeremy Pelt and Jonathon Blake in 2013, is to celebrate African American excellence on the one hand, and--not unrelated--to raise political consciousness on the other. The BAJC's debut album,Presented By The Side Door Jazz ...

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Black Art Jazz Collective: Ascension

Read "Ascension" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Ascension, the Black Art Jazz Collective, a like-minded sextet co-founded in 2012 by trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and saxophonist Wayne Escoffery to salute the artistry of their mentors and musical heroes while moving the idiom forward into the twenty-first century, is unbending in its allegiance to the straight-ahead canon espoused by the architects of modern jazz. ...

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Black Art Jazz Collective: Black Art Jazz Collective - Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club

Read "Black Art Jazz Collective - Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Formed by a cross-section of contemporary jazz's leading voices, the Black Art Jazz Collective has a simple goal as political as it is salutary: create a platform for artists of the same generation to collaborate musically and promote the recognition of African- American cultural and political figures.Comprised of Wayne Escoffery (tenor sax),Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), ...


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