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"Fire in velvet. A fitting description of Joshua Breakstone's jazz guitar," wrote Paul Weidman in The Sante Fe New Mexican. "His flowing lines on up-tempo cookers are impeccably clean and fiery, bearing the mark of a first-rate improviser, while his chordal work on heartbreaker ballads is the final word in finesse," has raved Guitar Player magazine. Japan's Jazz Hihyo (aka Jazz Critique) recognizes that "The style in which Joshua develops his fluid single-note solos used to be thought of as the Grant Green school, but now this man leads the school." Downbeat also has written that "There is no shortage of young, knock-out jazz guitarists about us these days

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Article: Album Review

Will Lyle: L.A. Source Codes

Read "L.A. Source Codes" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


For computer programmers, a source code is a piece of computer language, which they are able to read and transfer and put to use in a practical way. With his debut album, L.A. Source Codes, bassist Will Lyle makes a connection between this concept and jazz. As with computer programming, jazz has its own language, and ...

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Children of Art: A Tribute to Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Witch Doctor; Splendid; Holy Land; El Toro; Lonely Woman; Stablemates; Breakthrough; Children of Art.

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Article: Album Review

The Joshua Breakstone Trio: Children of Art: A Tribute to Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers

Read "Children of Art: A Tribute to Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


When last heard from, guitarist Joshua Breakstone was exploring the music of legendary jazz pianists with his Cello Quartet on 88 (Capri Records, 2016). On this album he is joined by double bassist Martin Wind (whose credits include several recordings with drummer Matt Wilson as well as dates as leader) and drummer Eliot Zigmund (who is ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Benny Golson, Joshua Breakstone and More

Read "Benny Golson, Joshua Breakstone and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we focus on avant-garde bassist Joe Fonda. We recently interviewed Joe, who has a new release with the OGJB Quartet along with a duo recording with pianist Satoko Fujii. We also feature the music of Wadada Leo Smith and move our way into a bright young cat with fresh grooves, Nikola Bankov. Legendary saxophonist ...

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Article: Album Review

Miles Okazaki: Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk

Read "Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The best way to embark upon Miles Okazaki's six-volume Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk is the same manner you might approach Herman Melville's American masterpiece Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. Like Moby-Dick with its 135 chapters (and epilogue), Work is a Brobdingnagian accomplishment. Okazaki performs the complete Thelonious Monk songbook. 70 tunes in total.

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News: Performance / Tour

A jazz event 50+ years in the making...

A jazz event 50+ years in the making...

To say it was long overdue is an understatement. Joshua Breakstone and Don Mopsick grew up in Linden. NJ. Their families knew each other and sometimes hung out together back in the 1960s, long before either man had any designs on a career in music. Guitar modernist Breakstone and Mopsick, best known as the bassist in ...

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88

Label: Capri Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: The Chief; News For Lulu; Black; Soul Eyes; Eighty-Eight; Moe Is On; Lolita; If You Could See Me Now; Lennie's Pennies.

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Eighty-Eight

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Label: Capri Records
Released: 2016
Duration: 6:02

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Article: Album Review

Joshua Breakstone/The Cello Quartet: 88

Read "88" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Veteran guitarist Joshua Breakstone pays tribute to some of his favorite pianist/composers here. He tells a story about a fellow Berklee student (a saxophonist) who asked legendary saxophonist Sonny Stitt if he could sit in. Stitt shut him down with the question “how many keys on a saxophone?" The novice couldn't answer--there are 23--but everyone knows ...


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