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Josh Nelson

“Josh is that rare young musician who has not only a wealth of study and experience under his belt (all but assuring him a prominent place in jazz music), but he also possesses those rarest of musical attributes: a touch, a tone, and a “sound” that are all identifiably his own.” — Peter Erskine, legendary drummer Born and raised in Southern California, pianist-composer-bandleader Josh Nelson has performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, John Clayton, George Mraz, Jeff Hamilton, Dave Koz, Joe Chambers and Peter Erskine

D+N+A: David/Nelson/Agreement

Label: Dash Hoffman Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Did I Ever Really Live; You Must Believe In Spring; Lush Life; Here’s To Life; In Praise of Bill Evans: I Remember Bill/Very Early/Waltz For Debby; If You Never Come To Me/Skylark; Straight No Chaser; Billie’s Bounce; Imagine; Blame It On My Youth; I Chose The Moon; Always And Forever.

What's The Hurry

Label: Lower 9th
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Best is Yet to Come; S'Wonderful. Stars Fell on Alabama; I've Got the World on a String; I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues; Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered; Invitation; Here's to Life; Sweet Georgia Brown; No More Blues (Chega De Saudade); Smile.

The Discovery Project: Live In Japan

Label: Steel Bird Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Mint Blues; Reflections; Atma Krandana; Dirigibles; Kintsugi; Introspection on 401.

Jazz Trumpet

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Recorda Me; All The Things You Are; Say What; Sail Away; I Thought About You; Flim Flam; Patience; Cherokee; Tofu Or Not Tofu; Dusk And Dawn; Pick Yourself Up, Walking On Air.

Colors Of Jazz

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Blues Alliance; Introspection On the 401; Dayne; Here's That Rainy Day; Discoveries; Dew Drop; Mojoe; Duke and Billy; Bye Ya.

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Josh Nelson: The Discovery Project: Live In Japan

Read "The Discovery Project: Live In Japan" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In the golden age of television commercials, one commercial distinguished between a product that was popular because it was associated with good taste and one that was popular because it tasted good. The Discovery Project Live in Japan has nothing to do with canned food but it demonstrates pianist Josh Nelson's excellent taste in repertoire and ...

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Josh Nelson: D+N+A: David/Nelson/Agreement

Read "D+N+A: David/Nelson/Agreement" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Mon David and pianist Josh Nelson's D+N+A: David/Nelson/Agreement has two recorded antecedents in John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (Impulse!, 1963) and Emilia Vancini's And If You Fall, You Fall (Espira, 2020). This new release favors the former in that David is a baritone voice as was Hartman and his repertoire on D+N+A is one of ...

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Love Letters & Postcards from the Jazz Heart

Read "Love Letters & Postcards from the Jazz Heart" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Brian Andres Trio Latino Mayan Suite Bacalao Records 2020 Drummer and percussionist Brian Andres may have been born in Cincinnati but his musical homeland is Latin America. A drummer by age ten, Anders studied at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and eventually followed his Latin ...

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Kenny Washington: What's The Hurry

Read "What's The Hurry" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Despite what many may think, there's no prescribed timeline for firsts and career milestones. Some artists decide to initially take the reins to record when they're 18. Others only get around to doing it when they're 80. The bottom line: The right time is the right time, and nobody should worry about getting there before they're ...


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