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Bassist/composer Jay Anderson is among the most versatile and respected jazz artists performing today. Born in 1955 in Southern California, Anderson be gan playing acoustic bass at the age of 12. Throughout junior high, high school, and college, Anderson won numerous awards for excellence in both jazz and classical music. One week after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance from California State University at Long Beach, Anderson was asked to join the Woody Herman Orchestra. After touring with the “Herd” for a year, he was called by Carmen McRae and performed with the legendary singer for the next two years. In 1982 Anderson made the decision to move to New York City


Voices in Flight

Label: GAM Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Questions and Answers (Play Pen); Ditto; With You (Orange Blossoms) - Body and Soul; You (Hum); Beloved; Beginner; Looking Back (Reflections); Soaring (Lotus Blossom); Haperchance; Eagle Poem; He's A Man (Sagittarius); Like Water Off A Stray Dog; Badadadat; Wondering.



Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023
Track listing: If I Should Lose You; Table Steaks; Namely You; Fourth Right; Waltz for Debby; Dolphin Dance; I Wish I Knew; Speak Low.


Article: Album Review

Tim Lin: Empathy

Read "Empathy" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Saxophonist Tim Lin, still fresh enough on the scene to be described as a “young lion," tips his horn to a number of his mentors on Empathy, his second album as a leader, following 2021's Romance on Formosa. As on that earlier album, Lin, a first generation Taiwanese-American (from Fremont, CA), has chosen a charming blend ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Magos Herrera, Karl Berger, Asher Gamedze, Gretchen Parlato & More

Read "Magos Herrera, Karl Berger, Asher Gamedze, Gretchen Parlato & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

A remembrance of Karl Berger, the stunning new album by Magos Herrera, and a whole bunch of projects you can find along the Johannesburg-New York-Chicago expressway. Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Sam Butler “Storybook" Folklore (Shifting Paradigm) 0:16 Host talks 5:30 Karl Berger, Kirk Knuffke, ...


Article: Album Review

Karl Berger: Heart Is A Melody

Read "Heart Is A Melody" reviewed by Dave Linn

Karl Berger, one of the more unsung and underrated jazz musicians of our time, passed away on April 9, 2023. He had just turned 88 years old. Berger released several dozen albums as a leader and scores more as a sideman. His discography reads like a Who's Who of modern jazz. He recorded with people such ...


Article: Live Review

Tom Ollendorff Trio At Magy's Farm

Read "Tom Ollendorff Trio At Magy's Farm" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Tom Ollendorff Trio Magy's Farm Dromara, N. Ireland May 11, 2023 There is no crowd like an expectant crowd. Hailed by Gilad Hekselman as “one of the world's finest guitarists," Tom Ollendorff certainly had some billing to live up to as he kicked off the Irish leg of an ...


Article: Live Review

Maria Schneider Orchestra at Herbst Theater

Read "Maria Schneider Orchestra at Herbst Theater" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Maria Schneider Orchestra Herbst Theater SFJAZZ Spring Season San Francisco, CA March 2, 2023 These days only a few touring jazz orchestras exist, and those that do stand apart.  Maria Schneider's 18-member ensemble, the Maria Schneider Orchestra Orchestra is one of these. The 59-year-old composer has an impressive résumé. ...


Heart Is A Melody

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Ganesh; Before Or Since; Couldnt Hear You; Ornette; Gentle Giant; Art; Why Not; Noble Heart; Going Out; Here Is A Melody Of Time.


Fresh Start

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Noviembre; Fresh Start; Ferry Maiden; Madagascar; Galel; Never Let Me Go; Tirado; In the Western Night; Day Break; Janet Left the Planet; I'm Stepping Out with a Memory Tonight; Tales in the Western Night


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