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Mario Cruz

Mario Cruz...Jazz Saxophonist/Composer/Arranger/Producer Website: http://www.mariocruzmusic.com/ Email: [email protected] Born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas, Mario was plucking out tunes by ear from his mom’s piano at an early age. He has had the privilege to perform, record and/or tour with an impressive list of some of music’s biggest luminaries. From jazz artists Jaco Pastorius to Randy Brecker, fusion music's Bob James and Jeff Lorber and pop icons Bruce Springsteen, Paul Shafer and Natalie Cole, blues legends Lou Rawls and Ray Charles, and latin music's Celia Cruz and Dave Valentin, Mario’s musical interests are equaled only by his diversity. As early as high school, he was writing compositions and arrangements for his jazz ensemble

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Article: Radio

Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation

Read "Lakecia Benjamin in Conversation" reviewed by Nick Davies


Welcome to the first installment of The Crazeology Radio Show on All About Jazz where I play a mix of new and old tunes with a focus on progressive jazz as well as songs with a beat. This week's show includes an interview with saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin where we discuss her new album Rise (Ropeadope),

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Michael Waldrop: Origin Suite

Read "Origin Suite" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Drummer / vibraphonist Michael Waldrop's intriguing Origin Suite (deftly arranged by Jack Cooper) sweeps away musical boundaries to make its points, one of which is that big-band jazz needn't be ensnared in a time warp but is capable of changing with the times to engender songs that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are thematically stylish. ...

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A View from the Mind's Eye

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: The Most Difficult Virtue; Dancin' the Funky Tango; The Tangled Web; A View from the Mind's Eye; The Lonely Giant; Now, But Not For Long; Desires of the Soul; Speaking in Forked Tongues; The Blind Leading the Blind; That Which Matters.

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Article: Album Review

Mario Cruz: A View from the Mind's Eye

Read "A View from the Mind's Eye" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Coming out of the shadows and finally emerging as much more than a journeyman musician, FT. Worth, Texas native Mario Cruz, makes his Armored Records debut on the impressive and visionary A View from the Mind's Eye, his first totally conceived, creatively controlled and produced musical project reflecting both real and imagined personal stories transformed into ...


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