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Jon Bentley

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Jon Bentley is a Juno nominated saxophonist based in Vancouver, Canada. A versatile musician, Jon performs and records in many genres of music both as a leader and a sideman. He has recorded and/or performed professionally in concerts with musicians/ groups such as Kenny Wheeler, Seamus Blake, Dave Douglas, Mark Helias, Brad Turner, Denzal Sinclaire, Eddie Daniels, Oliver Lake, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Phil Dwyer's Saxophone Summit, The Temptations, Peggy Lee Band, Neil Swainson, and Metalwood. Aside from his participation in many recording projects as a sideman, Bentley has released two albums as a leader: "Jon Bentley Quintet: Motions" and "Diversions: American Prophecy." As a co-leader, Jon has released: "UGETSU: Live at the Cellar", "Wilson/Lee/Bentley: Escondido Dreams", and "Waxwing: A Bowl Of Sixty Taxidermists"

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Marc Copland: John

Read "John" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Marc Copland crossed paths with guitarist John Abercrombie in the early '70s, playing in drummer Chico Hamilton's group. Copland was, at the time, a saxophonist. The collaboration there began a fifty year friendship and multiple Abercrombie/Copland collaborations . Abercrombie passed away in 2017. John is Copland's eulogy for him, solo piano renditions of a set ...

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John

Label: Illusions Mirage
Released: 2020
Track listing: Timeless; Isla; Flip Side; Sad Song; Avenue; Sunday School; Remember Hymn; Love Letter; Vertigo.

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Marc Copland: John

Read "John" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Pianist Marc Copland met guitarist John Abercrombie when he first went to New York as an alto saxophonist, playing with him in Chico Hamilton's quartet in 1971. Copland returned to New York as a pianist in the early 1980s, and first recorded with Abercrombie on the album That's For Sure (Challenge, 2001), followed by several others. ...

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Bloom

Label: LRS Media
Released: 2013
Track listing: 01. Bloom; 02. Electric Images; 03. Bumblebee Garden; 04. Dance One; 05. Opened Opened; 06. Dragonfly's Glasses; 07. Islands in the Stream; 08. Skip.

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Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra: Bloom

Read "Bloom" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Qualcuno sta disperatamente cercando di tenere in vita la tradizione delle orchestre jazzistiche, malgrado la crisi dei mondi, le lamentele dei 'bottom line managers' che sono solo capaci di dire che i conti non tornano. Bella forza, loro guardano solo alla riga finale del bilancio e non hanno la più pallida idea di cosa ci sia ...

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The Clayton Brothers: The Gathering

Read "The Gathering" reviewed by Larry Taylor


The Clayton Brothers--John on bass and Jeff on reeds--have been playing together for over 30 years, either in their small groups or in the large Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, formed in 1985 in partnership with drummer Jeff Hamilton. In small contexts, they have specialized in post-bop swing with a touch of funk, while the critically acclaimed big ...

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Origin Records Has Just Released The Hal Galper Trio's Latest Foray Into Their Original "Rubato Style" Of Playing

Origin Records Has Just Released The Hal Galper Trio's Latest Foray Into Their Original "Rubato Style"  Of Playing

Dear Fellow Travelers. Thanks for taking the musical journey with us. It’s a journey without a road map, where the road takes us wherever it wants to go. The destination? There is none. It’s the trip that counts. We strive to intuit the direction upon which the road takes us without imposing our ego’s on ...

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The Joe La Barbera Quintet: Silver Streams

Read "Silver Streams" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


If there is a stream of any kind that runs through Silver Streams by The Joe La Barbera Quintet, it is the flow of energy--intense to the point of ignition--that is tapped. No meandering “Old Man River," this team drinks from the source with gusto and unified creativity. That shouldn't be a surprise, since La Barbera ...


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