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Michael Sarian

Born on a warm Tuesday morning in Canada, only to be whisked away to Argentina at the tender age of 1, Michael Sarian is a trumpeter and composer whose work has been described as "a steady study in dichotomy. With a wordless elegance, the New York City based musician is flexibly firm, loosely tight, and brightly dark. The innovations within his compositions are deceptively dramatic with varying degrees of a melodic sensibility." (Frank De Blase, Rochester City Newspaper) Michael relocated to New York City in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree in Jazz Studies at New York University, where he studied with great musicians such as Laurie Frink, Alan Ferber, Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi and Mike Rodriguez

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Yellowjackets & Bill Frisell

Read "Yellowjackets & Bill Frisell" reviewed by Joe Dimino

In our final show of 2020, we look back at all the musicians and Iive sounds that made up a very strange and surreal year on planet earth. Featuring Matt Wilson, the Yellowjackets, Peter Hess and Bill Frisell. The 681st Episode shows the strength and optimism of the jazz community during tough times. Enjoy.

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Music from Canada, Ireland and Argentina

Read "Music from Canada, Ireland and Argentina" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This show features music from Canada, Ireland and Argentina, with a focus on pianist turned bassist Richard Whiteman. Also, great new releases from the wonderful ears&eyes label, a tribute to Phil Nimmons, trumpeter Linley Hamilton and pianist Gediminas Karkauskas. There are also more exclusive tracks from Ryan McCaffrey and some other recent releases. Playlist ...

Mean

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Mean.

New Aurora

Label: ears&eyes Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Dle Yaman / Portrait of a Postman; This is Only The Beginning; Aurora; Primo; Colorado Yeta; Scottie (33); The Morning After; Chinar Es; Mountains; Ask me Now.

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Michael Sarian: New Aurora

Read "New Aurora" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Trumpeter Michael Sarian leads two large-sized groups, The Chabones and The Big Chabones, that utilize multiple horns and electronic sounds in high energy arrangements. This quartet recording is a different story. Sarian is the lone horn here, playing trumpet on the first track and flugelhorn on the rest, while the music itself is strictly acoustic. Much ...

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Ben Goldberg, Jason Robinson, Orchestre National De Jazz and More

Read "Ben Goldberg, Jason Robinson, Orchestre National De Jazz and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode is a little “reed" heavy with debuts of new recordings by Jason Robinson and his quartet, Ben Goldberg and Kenny Wollesen's Music for an Avant-Garde Massage Parlor, Portugal's José Lencastre, Rachel Musson from England, and I.P.A. from Scandinavia, plus several other saxophonically inclined folks. The Orchestre National De Jazz from France tackles the music ...

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Ray Russell Plus New Releases From Ears&Eyes

Read "Ray Russell Plus New Releases From Ears&Eyes" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week we feature a selection of mostly new releases including the recent one from guitar legend Ray Russell who has enjoyed two distinct careers: one as an esteemed session player and award-winning film and television composer, another as an ingenious guitar experimentalist and free-thinking collaborator. There are also some new albums from the ears&eyes label ...

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Michael Sarian: New Aurora

Read "New Aurora" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

With New Aurora, Canadian trumpeter Michael Sarian takes a few steps down a different path to his past projects, leaving bigger ensembles and electric instrumentations behind to focus on ten arrangements carried out in an acoustic quartet setting. In this more dynamic light, the trumpeter is given space to unfold and spread his melodic voice and ...

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Michael Formanek Live plus new and forthcoming releases

Read "Michael Formanek Live plus new and forthcoming releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne

In this edition of the show there are lots of new and forthcoming releases including music from the Orbit577, Edition Records and ears&eyes labels. I am also continuing my exploration of the back catalogue of Italian saxophonist Felice Clemente. The main focus of the show is new work from impressive guitarist Dan Pitt, and, a fascinating ...


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