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James Shipp

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Born in Columbia, Maryland, James Shipp moved to New York to study music, and has resided there ever since. James’ career is full of musics that inhabit multiple worlds. His earliest work of note as a sideman was with Tito Puente veteran trumpeter Ray Vega, with whom he played vibes in Caribbean jazz quartets and quintets from 2002-2005. In 2006 he recorded with Vega and operatic soprano Sharon Spinetti, playing music by Debussy, Lara, and Villa- Lobos arranged by James for jazz quartet. In 2005 James began his musical relationship with Jo Lawry, the vocalist in Sting's touring group, Fred Hersch's 'Pocket Orchestra,' and James' own Nós Novo

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Article: Multiple Reviews

More Jazz From 2022

Read "More Jazz From 2022" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The year 2022 produced a bumper crop of worthwhile jazz recordings, so many it was impossible to give all of them their due in a timely fashion. Here are belated appreciations of six titles that deserve praise. Doug Wamble Blues In The Present Tense Halcyonic Records 2022 ...

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Quartetinho

Label: Anzic Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Baroquen Spirit; Palhaço; BoaTardeProvo; Birdie; Canon; OBoto; The Old Guitar; Frevo; Louisiana; Going Home; Vivi & Zaco.

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Article: Album Review

Anat Cohen: Quartetinho

Read "Quartetinho" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


As it has manifested on world stages and such noteworthy releases as Luminosa and Claroscuro (Anzic Records, 2015, 2012), Grammy-nominated clarinetist, composer & bandleader Anat Cohen's deep fascination and delight with world music, especially Brazil's hot melding of South African rhythms, cajun swing, and European dance, makes Quartetinhoan irrepressible listen. Infused and bursting with ...

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Article: Live Review

Anat Cohen Tentet and Quartetinho at SFJAZZ Center

Read "Anat Cohen Tentet and Quartetinho at SFJAZZ Center" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser


Anat Cohen Tentet and QuartetinhoMiner Auditorium / SFJAZZ CenterSan Francisco, CA March 26-27, 2022 Clarinetist Anat Cohen, a Tel Aviv native, studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston before relocating to Brooklyn. Over the decades, she has received worldwide recognition, including “Up and Coming Artist," “Clarinetist of the Year" and “Multi-Reedist of the ...

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Architecture of Storms

Label: Soundspore Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Neener Neener; Minnesota, Wi.; The Melancholy Architecture of Storms; Face Value; Union; Sibbian; Secondhand Smile; Bring Me There; Rumpus.

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What to Wear in the Dark

Label: Resilience Music Alliance
Released: 2021
Track listing: Dancing In The Dark; Barrytown; Both Sides Now; God Moves on the City; 59th St Bridge Song (w/intro from Hal Galper's A Touring Musician); Desperado; Anthem; On The Road to Find Out; Here Comes The Sun; It Happens All The Time In Heaven.

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Gullfoss

Label: Little Mystery Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Migration; Indian Pacific; Waratah; Silver Point; Killarney; Seven Miles; Laneway; Gullfoss.

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Article: Album Review

Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Ensemble: What to Wear in the Dark

Read "What to Wear in the Dark" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Being taken for granted is the greatest tribute and worst slight to any artist. Kate McGarry has made music that brilliantly colors outside the lines since her release, Show Me (Palmetto Records) in 2003 (there was a 1992 standards release, Easy To Love (Vital Records) that is out-of-print). Her career has provided five provocatively thoughtful and ...

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Article: Album Review

Nadje Noordhuis: Gullfoss

Read "Gullfoss" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


There's a beyond-category beauty emanating from trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis' Gullfoss. Recorded live at Musig im Pflegidach in Switzerland, inspired by the splendors of nature in their many forms, and showcasing the breathtaking work of an incomparable ensemble, it plays like a warm and inviting refuge for the ears and soul. Painting aural pictures ...


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