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http://www.jcsanford.com/ Trombonist/composer/conductor JC Sanford is a musician of rare breadth, deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical music, yet constantly pushing at their boundaries. Equally at home in many roles, Sanford works regularly as a composer, performer, arranger and conductor. As a trombonist, Mr. Sanford has performed with many of the jazz world's leading figures, such as Matt Wilson, Danilo Perez, and John McNeil. His improvisational trio Triocracy - with saxophonists Andy Laster and Chris Bacas - serves as an outlet for his unique compositions and improvisational concepts

Pivotal Arc

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: Violin Concerto: I; II; II; String Quartet: I; II; III; IV; Pivotal Arc.

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Two Islands III

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2018
Duration: 9:57

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JC Sanford Quartet: Keratoconus

Read "Keratoconus" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Il trombonista JC Sanford, protégé del grande Bob Brookmeyer, dirige in questo lavoro un quartetto di solida conformazione che ha la sua base nel Minnesota. L'incisione risale al febbraio 2019 e include tutti temi dello stesso Sanford, tranne ovviamente l'iperstandard “All the Things You Are." Si parte col breve, funkeggiante brano che intitola ...

Keratoconus

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Keratoconus; Umm, Yeah!; Bates Brothers Boy Band; Robins In Snow; JT Rex; All The Things You Are; Zaccfarben; Selfish Shellfish.

Pyramid Scheme

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Rip Tide; And So It Goes; Pyramid Scheme; That's All There Is; Everything We've Always Wanted; Manic; "Quick Change" (Improvisation #5); Sarabande; Outlaster; "Something Chordal" (Improvisation #4); "Time Parameters" (Improvisation #3); Bagheera's Dance; You and I.

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JC Sanford Quartet: Keratoconus

Read "Keratoconus" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

A bubbling ostinato on trombone to the right. Treble register double-bass lines join in the middle. Muffled electric-guitar riffs imitate the same to the left--the guitar's dry tone seemingly hailing straight from a rustic 1960s Telecaster. Drums start banging ahead relentlessly; not in a constant motion though--they stop and go and stop and go, unsure whether ...

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Adam Meckler: Magnificent Madness

Read "Magnificent Madness" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non so se Minneapolis è considerata “provincia" nel vasto territorio statunitense (nel campo del jazz certamente si, rispetto ai poli storici di New York, Los Angeles e Chicago) ma spesso dalla provincia giungono alte prove di creatività. Il trombettista, educatore e bandleader Adam Meckler deve ancora trovare ampi riconoscimenti ma il suo debutto orchestrale del 2014 ...

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JC Sanford's Triocracy: Pyramid Scheme

Read "Pyramid Scheme" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Trombonist / composer JC Sanford leads an unconventional chamber trio with Andy Laster and Chris Bacas on saxophones and clarinets. As the group name implies, it is a remarkably flexible and democratic small ensemble. Sanford is the main composer, but there are also collective improvisations, guided improvisations, and a few surprising covers. “Rip Tide" ...

Atwood Suites

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Two Islands I; Two Islands II; Two Islands III; Power Politics I; Power Politics II; Power Politics III; Fractured; V; I; II.


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