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Mike Holober, Todd Marcus, Alex Hamburger and Others

Read "Mike Holober, Todd Marcus, Alex Hamburger and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features recent releases by Todd Marcus, Mike Holober, and Alex Hamburger among others as well as older music from Andrew Hill, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Jimmy Giuffre. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Quentin ...

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Buddy Rich, Donald Byrd & Eli Degibri

Read "Buddy Rich, Donald Byrd & Eli Degibri" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We start the 753rd Episode of Neon Jazz with Israeli jazz saxophonist Eli Degibri and his tribute to his parents with Henri and Rachel. We also profile Grace Fox a young big band leader from New York and hear new music from Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii. We also hear music from storied Philadelphia bassist Mike Boone ...

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Songs of Spring and More New Releases for April

Read "Songs of Spring and More New Releases for April" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from from Callum Au & Claire Martin, Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini with a special single of Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most from Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace in honor of the centennial of T.S. Eliot's poem The Wasteland, which was the song's inspiration, plus birthday shoutouts to ...

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New Releases From Alison Shearer, Quentin Angus, Chiara Izzi, The Grace Fox Big Band and More

Read "New Releases From Alison Shearer, Quentin Angus, Chiara Izzi, The Grace Fox Big Band and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from saxophonist Alison Shearer, guitarist Quentin Angus featuring Michael Mayo, the Grace Fox Big Band, vocalists Chiara Izzi, Angela Verbrugge and Carol Lipnik with birthday shoutouts to Bobby McFerrin, Billy Childs, Shirley Scott, Carole Bayer Sager, Keely Smith, Marilyn Harris, Nicki Parrott and Judy Niemack, among others. Thanks for listening and ...

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Quentin Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Australian jazz guitarist Quentin Angus has a more complicated back story than most. Based in New York City since 2010 (where he is Associate Professor of Music for the City University of New York), he appears here on a German record label. He leads an empathetic trio with bassist Sam Anning and busy drummer Ari Hoenig. ...

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Quentin Bryan Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Barry O'Sullivan


Keeping 'in stride' on his journey from Eden Valley, South Australia, guitarist/composer Quentin Angus hasn't batted an eyelid since arriving in the world's Mecca for jazz in 2010. Angus is an Associate Professor of Music for the City University of New York, teaches several courses at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and holds a PhD (Phrasing ...

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Quentin Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Quentin Angus comes across as the kind of player who's seemingly absorbed everything in developing a repertoire--one whose extensive study lets him draw on any style and throw out familiar licks on a whim. Here we have soft electric tones worthy of Grant Green crossed with the expansive compositional smarts of Pat Metheny. Fleet lines and ...

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Quentin Angus: Perception

Read "Perception" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Quentin Angus, a multi-award-winning Australian guitarist, follows up his 2011 debut recording, Retrieval Structure, with the ambitious Perception. Born in 1987, he still clocks in as a “young" artist, but his music is strikingly mature. An apt comparison is the monumentally talented guitarist Pat Metheny, with a broad vision and a penchant for grand statements and ...

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Matthew Sheens: Every Eight Seconds

Read "Every Eight Seconds" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Debut recordings can sometimes suffer from a little too much subservience to the jazz cannon, as musicians perhaps wish to stamp their jazz credentials from the get go, or as is the case with Australian-born, New York-based pianist Matthew Sheens' Every Eight Seconds they can announce a refreshingly personal voice. Sheen--a former student of pianists Fred ...


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