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Montreux Alexander: The Monty Alexander Trio Live! At the Montreux Festival

Label: MPS
Released: 2024
Track listing: Nite Mist Blues; Feelings; Satin Doll; Work Song; Drown In My Tears; Battle Hymn Of The Republic.

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Article: Liner Notes

Nathan Davis Quintet: The Hip Walk

Read "Nathan Davis Quintet: The Hip Walk" reviewed by Ken Dryden


There are numerous examples of talented American jazz musicians who had long careers but were overlooked by critics, broadcasters and much of the jazz audience, often because they spent decades as full time jazz educators, which limited their opportunities to tour in support of their recordings. Nathan Davis, primarily known as a tenor and soprano saxophonist, ...

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No Absolute Time

Label: MPS
Released: 2023
Track listing: No Absolute Time; Savannah; Lost Illusions; Dance Of The Spirits; Forever Together; Caracas; The African Spirit; Speak Out; Blue Mambo; The Child In You.

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Behind The Tea Chronicles

Label: MPS
Released: 2023
Track listing: Newsroom Customers; Slumberland; Safely Far; Gaslighting Nancy; Of Good Strain; Quatermass Has Told Us; Buddy Longway; Shot In The Park; Deluxe Refuge; Tolerance On High Street; Confrere's Exile.

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Open Mind

Label: MPS
Released: 2023
Track listing: Open Mind; Solitude" – 6:05 Watching Birds; Modern Times Blues; Orbital Encounters; Intuition.

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Individual Choice

Label: MPS
Released: 2023
Track listing: Computer Incantations For World Peace; Far From The Beaten Paths; In Spiritual Love; Eulogy To Oscar Romero; Nostalgia; Individual Choice; In Spite Of All.

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Article: Liner Notes

Jean-Luc Ponty: No Absolute Time

Read "Jean-Luc Ponty: No Absolute Time" reviewed by Peter Rubie


When we talk about world music, we often use the phrase in quiet desperation to describe music that defies familiarity and our expectations but still appeals to us. Its very newness is often both slightly disturbing and refreshing at the same time. Two years before No Absolute Time was released in 1993, Jean-Luc Ponty ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Jean-Luc Ponty: Individual Choice

Read "Jean-Luc Ponty: Individual Choice" reviewed by Peter Rubie


By 1982, jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty had established an enviable reputation as a pioneer in jazz-rock and jazz fusion. He began as a young bebop player in the late 1950s with little interest in becoming another swing or gypsy style violinist. It was the “sheets of sound" music of John Coltrane that spoke loudest to him. ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Jean-Luc Ponty: Open Mind

Read "Jean-Luc Ponty: Open Mind" reviewed by Peter Rubie


If Individual Choice was the sketchbook of Jean-Luc Ponty's (JLP) decision to take his music in a new direction, Open Mind (1984), released the following year, was a deeper exploration of the emerging world of synthesizers and sequencers and their impact on live (studio) performance. Here, complex rhythmic patterns shift in the background while new sounds ...

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Common Ground

Label: MPS
Released: 2022
Track listing: Ever Ready Sunday; Crabshaw Don’t Care; Sentimental Mood; Hearts of Havana; Common Ground; Passaic; Stanley; Dennis Menace; The Little Boxer.


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