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ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...

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Geoff Vidal: She Likes That

Read "She Likes That" reviewed by Dave Wayne

It's not often that a debut CD by a young artist brims with great playing, complex, soulful compositions, and exceptional group chemistry. But that's exactly what happens on Geoff Vidal 's She Likes That. Vidal is a young tenor saxophonist from New Orleans who--much like fellow Big Easy native Rob Wagner--wields a big, bluesy “bull tenor" ...

Trio

Label: Valid Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Desoparia (They handed out $12 billion cash in Iraq and couldn't even give New Orleans drinking water); Plutino; Where Is Home?; Shock, Awe, Sham, Shame; Childhood Memory; La Madrugada; Freedumb (Aren't you glad to vote in America?); Penumbria.

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Desoparia

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Label: Valid Records
Released: 2007
Duration: 6:03

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Rob Wagner / Hamid Drake / Nobu Ozaki: Trio

Read "Trio" reviewed by Troy Collins

With time to reflect on the Katrina tragedy, jazz artists with ties to New Orleans have been emerging to tell their stories. Kidd Jordan, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Kali Z. Fasteau, James “Blood" Ulmer and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are among those who have committed their concerns to tape. Accompanied by drummer Hamid Drake and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rob Wagner / Hamid Drake / Nobu Ozaki: Trio

Read "Trio" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Since the post-Hurricane Katrina exodus from New Orleans, the city's fabled music scene parallels the uncertainties of habitation and commerce issues. Here, modern jazz saxophonist Rob Wagner aligns with a killer rhythm section for a set recorded in December of 2005 at the French Quarter's thoroughly hip Café' Brasil. And while many musicians have scurried about ...

Lost Children

Label: Valid Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Wash Away Our Sins; Early; Lost Children; 2068; Little Lamb; Talking in Sponges; 33 Nights with Mars; Night Before; When Sax was King.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rob Wagner Trio: Lost Children

Read "Lost Children" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Modern/free jazz saxophonist Kidd Jordan is arguably New Orleans' most forward-thinking artist, manifested in his freeform endeavors with drummer Andrew Cyrille and work with pianist Joel Futterman, among others. Multi-reedman Rob Wagner can be added to the same list of New Orleans' more adventurous jazz practitioners. And while Hurricane Katrina has forced many folks into evacuation ...

Walking, Crying, Laughing, Running

Label: Valid Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Walking, Crying, Laughing, Running (4:45) / Arthur Blythe (7:03) / Tears of the Sun (14:33) / Mister E (5:43) / Peaceful (8:00) / No Answer (7:12) / You Slippin (5:16) / Kio?s Song (4:43).


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