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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 ...

Hot Tone Music: Creating Great Music of Today

Read "Hot Tone Music: Creating Great Music of Today" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There was a time when the only possibility for an artist was to record for a major label, but nowadays things have changed. While major labels are struggling to make the money they used to do, many of them have also stopped being innovators. Instead, they churn out repackaged product and focus on new music that ...

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Joshua Breakstone: With the Wind and the Rain

Read "With the Wind and the Rain" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Prolific recording artist Joshua Breakstone delivers his twentieth album as leader tipping his hat to a major influence in his professional life, the late Japanese promoter and bassist Mitsuru Nishiyama, to whom With the Wind and the Rain, is dedicated. A guitarist of note with at least fifty tours of Japan under his belt, his experience ...

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Jazz Bridge Presents Mimi Jones In Society Hill On Thursday, May 17th!

Jazz Bridge Presents Mimi Jones In Society Hill On Thursday, May 17th!

Appearing at Jazz at the Playhouse for the last concert of this season is bassist/vocalist Mimi Jones and her band featuring Shirazetti Tinnin on drums and pianist Rachel Eckroth at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on May 17th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. For info: ...

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Andrew Cyrille / Haitian Fascination: Route de Freres

Read "Route de Freres" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

To experience ecstasy without the memory of it would certainly be a travesty. Fortunately, it may now be possible to have both--to have the near-perfect memory of being in the throes of ecstasy--and it is all because of the music on Route de Frères by Andrew Cyrille and Haitian Fascination. More specifically, it is because of ...

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Andrew Cyrille & Haitian Fascination: Route de Freres

Read "Route de Freres" reviewed by Nic Jones

Defying preconceived notions, a band featuring two highly persuasive advocates of the free and the near-free has produced a record of warm and winning world music potent enough to lift the spirit in the depths of winter. The band is named Haitian Fascination for a very good reason. Not only is drummer Andrew ...

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Andrew Cyrille / Haitian Fascination: Route de Freres

Read "Route de Freres" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Despite all of the cross fertilization that's taken place over the decades between the US and the various island nations of the Caribbean, it could be argued that the jazz world hasn't really dealt with the music of Haiti in any fundamental way. Andrew Cyrille--who's drawn on his Haitian heritage throughout his career as a solo ...

Lisle Atkinson's Neo Bass Ensemble Meets "Ellington" Featuring Valerie Capers, Danny Mixon And Richard Wyands @ Symphony Space, June 10, 8pm

Lisle Atkinson's Neo Bass Ensemble Meets "Ellington" Featuring Valerie Capers, Danny Mixon And Richard Wyands @ Symphony Space, June 10, 8pm

Lisle Atkinson's NEO BASS Ensemble, a unique, multi-bass ensemble, features the bass as “lead" instrument, putting the full range of the double bass on display: from lead instrument, harmonic front line, solo and rhythm section. Founded by well- respected leader, Lisle Atkinson and his wife and fellow bassist, Karen Atkinson, The NEO BASS Ensemble's annual summer ...

Lisle Atkinson's Neo Bass Ensemble "A Bass Extravaganza," All-Star Bass Line-up @ Symphony Space on June 11th

Lisle Atkinson's Neo Bass Ensemble "A Bass Extravaganza," All-Star Bass Line-up @ Symphony Space on June 11th

In it's fifth consecutive year at Symphony Space, Karlisle Pro 1 presents Lisle Atkinson's NEO BASS Ensemble, a unique multi-bass ensemble that features the bass as “lead" instrument, putting the full range of the double bass on display: from lead instrument, harmonic front line, solo and rhythm section for a concert that's history in the making! ...


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