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Pete McCann

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An Eau Claire, Wisconsin native, jazz guitarist Pete McCann has been an integral part of the New York City jazz scene for over 25 years. He has just released Pay For It On The Other Side, his sixth recording as a leader. A sought-after sideman from duos to big bands, with a unique and wide-ranging set of musical skills, McCann has played guitar on over 100 CDs. Pete has performed in every type of venue from jazz clubs to jazz festivals, schools to concert halls and even Carnegie Hall. He has traveled to 18 countries and has played in almost every state in the USA. McCann has performed and/or recorded with Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Patti Austin, Brian Blade, Bobby Previte, Grace Kelly, the Mahavishnu Project and the Maria Schneider Orchestra

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Spin Cycle III

Label: Spin Cycle Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Churn: Drain the Swamp; Matawan; Fallacy; Prayer; Longing; Butter Funk; Form IV; Thin Ice; Adler's Dilemma.

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Blue Vision

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Blue Vision; Dear Old Stockholm; Lover Man; Soul Saturation; Old Hat Feathers; Geri; No Doubt True Dat.

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April 2022: Get Out Of Town

Read "April 2022: Get Out Of Town" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Kristina Koller Get Out Of Town Self Produced 2022 Youthful, vibrant, and musically precocious, vocalist / composer Kristina Koller answers her two previous recordings: the gracefully insurgent Perception (Self Produced, 2018) and frankly anarchic Stronger (Self Produced, 2019) with the intensely focused Get Out Of Town, devoted to a dramatic ...

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Spin Cycle: Spin Cycle III

Read "Spin Cycle III" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The quartet we know as Spin Cycle delivers III, the band's follow up to Assorted Colors (Sound Footing Records, 2018). Here, the compositional partners Scott Neumann and Tom Christensen exercise their omnivorous tastes on a broad --ranging spectrum of sound. Like their previous two albums, the pair employ guitarist Pete McCann and bassist Phil Palombi, two ...

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Spin Cycle (Tom Christensen & Scott Neumann): Spin Cycle III

Read "Spin Cycle III" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Spin Cycle III, by the group Spin Cycle, co-led by drummer Scott Neumann and saxophonist Tom Christensen, opens in a high octane mode, via Neuman's sizzling drums, Pete McCann's stinging guitar and Phil Palombi's muscular, juiced-up bass laying down a precision foundation, with the crisp articulation of Christensen's tenor sax out front. The tune is “Churn," ...

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Eric Person: Blue Vision

Read "Blue Vision" reviewed by Jack Bowers


What are the odds that a Person who plays jazz saxophone would meet another Person who plays jazz saxophone, that they would become fast friends and find they were so musically compatible that they would not only perform together but decide to record an album featuring their two horns as the front line? Meet alto saxophonist ...

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Guitar Talk

Label: AGS Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: It Falls On You; Sunday Night With Vic; Autumn in Olivebridge; Rebound; I Knew Right Away; Song For Steve Swallow; Winter Solstice; I Keep Asking the Question; Black Mountain Breakdown; Reflections in D; America the Beautiful.

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A Centering Peace

Label: QJOG
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Welcome Song; What Happened; A Centering Peace; War Paint; Pirouette En Dedans; Every Detail Minding; Undertow; Freeway Doctor East; King Size Blues.

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Brian Woodruff Sextet: A Centering Peace

Read "A Centering Peace" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The title of this release by drummer Brian Woodruff suggests a set of meditative, spiritually-focused jazz by his long-standing sextet. While that may be the underlying theme of the disc but only a couple of tracks have that actual sound. The others go off in several different directions. The album is dedicated to Woodruff's ...


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