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Jorge Sylvester

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JORGE SYLVESTER: Alto Saxophonist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Bandleader, Producer, Educator Born in Colon, Panama Jorge attended the Panama Conservatory of Music and the University of Panama. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music from the State University of New York College at New Paltz in 1981. A unique innovator and impressive composer and arranger in the idiom of creative music, his sound is reminiscent of Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman. Jorge has remained on the cutting edge of the creative NY Jazz scene since his arrival from Spain in 1980. Sylvester’s blend of African-Caribbean rhythms with new music is what gives him his distinguished voice. Beginning his professional career at age 14, Jorge was leading his own Caribbean dance band, writing his own arrangements and compositions

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Mayhem At Large - The Last Baha'i Session - Jorge Sylvester Spontaneous Expressions

Label: RedZen Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1) FIRST SET: 1. By Starlight (Alto Saxophone solo) 4:50 2. Blue Abstract (Alto Saxophone solo) 10:55 3. Improvisation I (Alto Saxophone and Voice Duet) 8:02 4. Improvisation II (Alto Saxophone and French Horn Duet) 4:57 5. Improvisation III (Alto Saxophone and Tuba) 4:20 6.Improvisation IV (Alto Saxophone and Piano) 2:50 7. Improvisation V (Alto Saxophone and Electric guitar) 4:13 8. Sketch No.One (Octet) 11:54 (CD 2 ) SECOND SET: 1. Is Over (Alto Saxophone solo) 6:072. 2. You Needn't (Alto Saxophone solo) 3:51 3. Improvisation VI (Alto Saxophone and Trumpet) 1:18 4. Improvisation VII (Alto Saxophone and Drums) 4:11 5. Sketch No.Two (Octet) 15:24 https://jorgesylvestermusic.bandcamp.com/album/mayhem-at-large-the-last-bahai-session

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Article: On and Off the Grid

Practice, Do You? Part 1-3

Read "Practice, Do You? Part 1-3" reviewed by Dom Minasi


I began studying the guitar when I was seven years old. I hated my teacher and I didn't practice much, but when I changed teachers' and I went to Joe Geneli, I regained a love for the guitar that I first had when I was four years old when I first saw Roy Rogers sing and ...

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Article: Year in Review

R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2013

Read "R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2013" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Always a tricky thing is the selection of “best of" lists for the year. I don't get to hear everything that comes out, so a lot of fine music is missed. Also, the selection itself is subject to whims. An album may hit you right from the get-go. Another might take time to grow on you, ...

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Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven

Label: Four (friends Of Unseen Rain)
Released: 2013
Track listing: Construction No. 2; Masouc; Paulina’s Prayer; The Light of Truth’s High Noon Is Not for Tender Leaves; Obeahman; Construction No. 1; To Be with You; Remember Haiti; Cycle of Life.

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Song of the Day

Remember Haiti

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Label: Four (friends Of Unseen Rain)
Released: 2013
Duration: 9:04

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Article: Extended Analysis

Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven

Read "Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


In a 1967 interview with Jazz & Pop magazine, John Coltrane stated: “I know that there are bad forces, forces put here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the force which is truly for the good." In his lifetime and beyond, Coltrane has inspired artists to infuse ...

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To Be With You

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 0
Duration: 8:13

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Article: Album Review

A Small Dream in Red: In the Language of Dreams

Read "In the Language of Dreams" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


Singer Nora McCarthy and saxophonist Jorge Sylvester constitute one of the most creative duos in today's jazz scene. Their group, A Small Dream in Red (named after painter Vassily Kandinsky's 1925 masterpiece), made a deep impression with its eponymous 2005 Sundown Jazz debut. McCarthy and Sylvester continue to mine their rich vein of creativity with In ...


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