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Love + Time + Divination

Label: Immersion Records & Media
Released: 2018
Track listing: As Time Goes By; It All Comes Down To Love; Blossom; 3:27AM; On The Turning Away; Hola Brah; I Thought About You; Étreinte Bleu; Arise; Love, Time, And Divination; I Can't Get Started,

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Mark McGrain: Love + Time + Divination

Read "Love + Time + Divination" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When Crescent City trombonist Mark McGrain first conceived of this album, it was a way to honor his parents by visiting some of their favorite songs from the '30s and '40s. In the end, he remained faithful to his core mission while broadening the repertoire to include far more than familiar glimpses of the past.

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Plunge: In For The Out

Read "In For The Out" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Trombonist Mark McGrain is one of those guys who follows his own muse. Though he's not particularly prolific, each of his albums as a leader feature some truly profound music-making. In for the Out is no exception. On his fourth album as a leader, McGrain has re-invented himself, playing with an expanded New Orleans-based group and ...

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Plunge: IN For The OUT

Read "IN For The OUT" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A capo del gruppo Plunge, il trombonista Mark McGrain è uno dei protagonisti del jazz a New Orleans nel decennio post Katrina. Dopo il debutto nel 1995 (Falling with Grace, Accurate Records) in un organico comprendete Bob Moses alla batteria, Avishai Cohen al contrabbasso e Marcus Rojas alla tuba, il trombonista ha ricostituito il ...

Tin Fish Tango

Label: Formed Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: 01. Tin Fish Tango; 02. Bright Side; 03. Huff-A-Round; 04. No Spill, Spew! (improvisation); 05. Strollin' with Sidney; 06. Life Lite; 07. Big Bang Theory; 08. Pelican Down (improvisation); 09. The Kroop; 10. Love's Wildest Talent; 11. Jugs; 12. Lost to the Vapors (improvisation); 13. Diddlin'. Tutte le composizioni sono di Mark McGrain.

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Plunge: Tin Fish Tango

Read "Tin Fish Tango" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Contrabbasso, trombone, sassofono, con l'aggiunta in qualche brano del sousaphone, ossia come riprodurre in versione ridotta una tipica marchin' band di New Orleans, visto che proprio dalla storica città della Louisiana provengono i protagonisti di Tin Fish Tango. Mark McGrain, trombonista e autore di tutti i brani presenti, pesca a piene mani nella tradizione della città ...

Dancing on Thin Ice

Label: Formed Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: 1. Friday Night at the Top - 06:47; 2. Life of a Cipher - 06:34; 3. Orion Rising - 04:30; 4. Luminata No. 257 - 05:43; 5. One Man's Machine - 05:57; 6. Opium - 05:49; 7. Dancing on Thin Ice - 05:10; 8. Missing Mozambique - 04:12; 9. Jugs March In - 00:58; 10. The Praise Singer - 04:05; 11. Skickin' Away - 02:00. Tutte le composizioni sono di Mark McGrain.

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Plunge: Dancing on Thin Ice

Read "Dancing on Thin Ice" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Plunge è costituito da tre jazzisti di New Orleans di età compresa fra i trenta e i quarant'anni. L'aspetto più pregevole di Dancing on Thin Ice, seconda fatica discografica del trio registrata nell'aprile 2009, è la concezione compositiva: tutti i brani, a firma del trombonista, presentano una certa varietà e impronte decise. Il brano d'apertura è ...


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