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Article: Multiple Reviews

From An Island: Ches Smith & We All Break and Dominican Jazz Project

Read "From An Island: Ches Smith & We All Break and Dominican Jazz Project" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Haiti and the Dominican Republic both occupy the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. But the two nations could hardly be more different. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere; the Dominican Republic has the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central America. Haiti was occupied by France in colonial times, famously winning its ...

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Dominican Jazz from Summit Records: The Dominican Jazz Project & Socrates Garcia Latin Jazz Orchestra

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There must be something in the air, as the Dominican Republic suddenly finds representation on two latin jazz releases from Summit Records. The Dominican Jazz Project grew out of pianist Stephen Anderson's visit to the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo. After an additional visit--and additional new musical friendships--the group agreed to record together. So ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Bob Brookmeyer: Jack of All Trades, Master of Valves

Read "Bob Brookmeyer: Jack of All Trades, Master of Valves" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Bob Brookmeyer, a Renaissance man among jazz musicians who died December 15, 2011, four days before his eighty-second birthday, will be remembered as many things: composer, arranger, musician, educator, outspoken arbiter who brooked no nonsense and wasn't shy about letting others know when he believed they were not giving the music he loved the best they ...


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