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John Vanore: Primary Colors

Read "Primary Colors" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

These recordings come from the mid-80s, a time when mixing jazz and electronics was still a fairly radical idea. They have trumpeter John Vanore marrying his solo lines to electronic embellishments performed by pianist Ron Thomas on a Yamaha DX-7 synthesizer and other keyboards. Nothing here is startling by modern standards, but there are still some ...


Article: Album Review

Bruno Raberg: Triloka: Music for Strings and Soloists

Read "Triloka: Music for Strings and Soloists" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Sweden boasts a long tradition of producing notable double bassists--Georg Riedel, Palle Danielsson, Anders Jormin, Lars Danielsson, Dan Berglund and Petter Eldh all spring to mind. Bruno Råberg is another whose virtuosity and lyricism have propelled him to international renown, as a collaborator with some of jazz's most eminent names, and, since 1986, as a Professor ...


Article: On and Off the Grid

Remembering Dominic Duval

Read "Remembering Dominic Duval" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Around 1985, I got a call from a close friend and my drummer at the time, Tony Lupo. Tony and I had been friends and playing together since 1963. At that time, we were both into Be-Bop and as we grew in age, our musical tastes and interest leaned towards outside playing. Of course, we never ...


Article: Album Review

Christopher Parker: Full Circle

Read "Full Circle" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Pianist Chris Parker is a musical explorer. He has travelled around the world musically and as his latest album Full Circle indicates, he has reached his destination and found an aesthetic where all the different aspects of his musical curiosity come together. While Parker travels a lot musically, he doesn't visit the melancholy ...


News: Recording

Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge Set to Release "The Comet's Tail: Playing the Compositions of Michael Brecker" on August 11

Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge Set to Release "The Comet's Tail: Playing the Compositions of Michael Brecker" on August 11

Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge The Comet's Tail: Playing The Compositions of Michael BreckerSet for August 11 Release on MAMA RecordsWith performances by Randy Brecker, Danny Gottlieb, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Mike Mainieri, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Stern and Rob ThomasMAMA Records is proud to announce Chuck Owen & ...


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