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Marvin Sewell

Marvin Sewell was born and raised in Chicago. He learned how to play the guitar by hanging out with many Chicago basement bands. At that time, Marvin was exposed to a variety of styles of music such as: Blues, Gospel, and Soul. Rock, and Fusion. At the same time, he played in a Catholic church in a guitar band playing acoustic guitar. A few years later he became interested in Jazz. In high school, he started playing with the Malcolm X Community College Big Band. From there he started playing with many famous local Chicago musicians such as Von Freeman, Ramsey Lewis, Billy Branch, Jody Christian, Big Time Sarah, and Barbara La Shore, He attended Roosevelt University in Chicago where he studied Composition. Marvin moved to New York in 1990

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Universal Ancestry

Label: Culture Bridge Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: All The Man That I Need; Be Grateful; Through The Fire; As You Are; Dance Dance; Someday We'll All Be Free; Throw It Away; Them There Eyes; In Search Of My Heart; I Am Such A Pretty Girl; Bird Has Started Singing.

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Ghost Song

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Wuthering Heights; Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying; Ghost Song ; Obligation; Until; I Lost My Mind; Moon Song; Trail Mix; The World Is Mean; Dead Poplar; Thunderclouds; Unquiet Grave.

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Break The Chains

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2022
Track listing: Break The Chains

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Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Detroit Jazz FestivalHart Plaza and Campus Martius jny:Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2022 The main lobby of the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center was abuzz with greetings and joyful conversation. You could feel the ardent positivity in the room as well as you could feel the near ninety-degree heat and accompanying steady ...

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Article: Profile

From Generation to Generation, A New Collection Transcends Borders and Barriers

Read "From Generation to Generation, A New Collection Transcends Borders and Barriers" reviewed by John Chacona


The release of the three-disc set The Concert for Bangladesh (Apple) in 1971 established a template for the charity benefit album that is still followed to this day: multiple discs in lavish packaging, a grab-bag of songs and most importantly, a red-carpet lineup of established, often older stars, one of whom was invariably the organizer of ...

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Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2022
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Mayhem At Large - The Last Baha'i Session - Jorge Sylvester Spontaneous Expressions

Label: RedZen Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1) FIRST SET: 1. By Starlight (Alto Saxophone solo) 4:50 2. Blue Abstract (Alto Saxophone solo) 10:55 3. Improvisation I (Alto Saxophone and Voice Duet) 8:02 4. Improvisation II (Alto Saxophone and French Horn Duet) 4:57 5. Improvisation III (Alto Saxophone and Tuba) 4:20 6.Improvisation IV (Alto Saxophone and Piano) 2:50 7. Improvisation V (Alto Saxophone and Electric guitar) 4:13 8. Sketch No.One (Octet) 11:54 (CD 2 ) SECOND SET: 1. Is Over (Alto Saxophone solo) 6:072. 2. You Needn't (Alto Saxophone solo) 3:51 3. Improvisation VI (Alto Saxophone and Trumpet) 1:18 4. Improvisation VII (Alto Saxophone and Drums) 4:11 5. Sketch No.Two (Octet) 15:24 https://jorgesylvestermusic.bandcamp.com/album/mayhem-at-large-the-last-bahai-session

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Article: Album Review

Christian Sands: Be Water

Read "Be Water" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


A small opus which rises from within, “Intro," unassuming title and all, begins Be Water, a true wealth of music which pianist Christian Sands has designed to flow not only like the awe-inspiring, fear-inducing title element, but like mercy, freely and without boundary. And so it does. For next is “Sonar," a romping festival ...

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Article: Live Review

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley


Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine / Kombank Dvorana Belgrade Serbia October 22-28, 2019 Reaching its 35th edition, the Belgrade Jazz Festival added extra shows at the beginning and end of its run, making up a full week, or eight days, if the opening dj night is ...


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