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Murph Aucamp

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Grammy nominated drummer/percussionist Murph Aucamp has proven himself as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. From orchestral duties to leading salsa bands in his native South Florida, Murph has enjoyed the freedom that comes with being a diverse musician. He has toured internationally with trumpeter Brian Lynch, performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and backed up an array of legends such as Quincy Jones, Julie Andrews, and John Williams. A graduate of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, Murph has shared the stage with true Miami icons including Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, and Michael Tilson Thomas' New World Symphony

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Article: Album Review

Brian Lynch Big Band: The Omni-American Book Club / My Journey Through Literature in Music

Read "The Omni-American Book Club / My Journey Through Literature in Music" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Aside from being a multi-award-winning trumpeter and composer, Brian Lynch appears to be an avid reader and social arbiter as well. His twenty-third album as leader, a two-CD set whose protracted and austere name, The Omni-American Book Club / My Journey Through Literature in Music, belies its bold and free-hearted nature, is dedicated to a number ...

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Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery

Label: JMOOD* Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: African Mood; What Blues?; Song for an African Child; April Morning; Chachanada; Il Bello Del Jazz;; A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing; Standard Life; Blues for My Sleeping Baby.

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Roberto Magris Sextet: Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery

Read "Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Roberto Magris is an Italian pianist who has an eclectic range of interests but is heavily in thrall to the masters of American bebop. On this particular live recording he leads a sextet that gives that language a pronounced Latin twist leading to a set of fiery performances. Magris uses two horn players, trumpeter ...

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Formats – Solo Through Nonet

Read "Formats – Solo Through Nonet" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


One plus Two, equals three, and so on. What arbitrary combo size constitutes a big band? None of these. Solo: Jamie Saft Solo a Genova RareNoise Records 2018 That musical provocateur Jamie Saft, he is a prankster. After making all kinds of noise with the likes of Metallic Taste ...

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Roberto Magris Sextet: Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery

Read "Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Since recording his first album as a leader in 1982, Italian-born pianist Roberto Magris has added thirty more to his impressive resume, the most recent of which is this high-powered sextet date, Live in Miami @ the WDNA Jazz Gallery. The session is somewhat of a departure in that most of Magris' earlier albums have been ...


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