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Article: Radio

Tenor Titans: Branford Marsalis

Read "Tenor Titans: Branford Marsalis" reviewed by Russell Perry


Branford Marsalis, tenor and soprano saxophone maestro and member of the important musical clan, emerged forty years ago in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and as a sideman in his brother Wynton's early endeavors. For thirty years, the primary vehicle for his own releases has been predominantly the sax-piano-bass-drums quartet but recently he has produced work in ...

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Article: Live Review

Nice Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Nice Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin McFie


Nice Jazz Festival Théâtre de Verdure Nice, France July 16-20, 2019 Sebastien Vidal, the artistic director of the Nice Jazz Festival, expressed his goals for 2019 as diversity and inclusivity. The Festival takes place in the center of the city, near a tram line station. They welcomed forty ...

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Article: Album Review

Roberto Magris Sextet: Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery

Read "Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Roberto Magris is an Italian pianist who has an eclectic range of interests but is heavily in thrall to the masters of American bebop. On this particular live recording he leads a sextet that gives that language a pronounced Latin twist leading to a set of fiery performances. Magris uses two horn players, trumpeter ...

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Article: Album Review

The Oatmeal Jazz Combo: Whole-Wheat Oats

Read "Whole-Wheat Oats" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


The stylistic focus of The Oatmeal Jazz Combo is well-summarized by one of its song titles: “Straight-A-Head." Ever since the original members met at New York's Stony Brook University the band has shared a passion for mainstream jazz, and the chemistry they found playing together (the “oatmeal" in the group's name refers to the beige soundproofing ...


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