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Local Talent, Saxophone Summit and More

Read "Local Talent, Saxophone Summit and More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show there is a focus on two recent albums by Local Talent and Saxophone Summit. Local Talent combines three of Canada's most eminent instrumentalists performing together on record for the first time. The group is lead by composer and keyboardist James Hill, a rising star of the Toronto scene, known best for ...

Street Talk

Label: Enja Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Intro; Street Talk; Point; Loudly; A Portrait; Carousel; Toli’s Dance; Outro.

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Dean Tsur

Dean Tsur is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, and bandleader originally from Israel and based out of New York.

Dean is a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition and winner of the North American Saxophone Alliance Competition and Carinthian International Jazz Award. Dean has performed with GRAMMY winners Roy Hargrove and Wynton Marsalis, and has played at iconic venues including Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Minton’s Playhouse, and Smalls, amongst others.

Dean has toured Europe, Asia, and America and has performed at various festivals including the James Moody Jazz Festival, Caramoor Jazz Festival, and Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, amongst others.

Dean holds master's and bachelor's degrees from The Juilliard School

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Saxophone Summit: Street Talk

Read "Street Talk" reviewed by Chris May

Since coming together in 1999 to celebrate the late-period work of John Coltrane, the aptly named Saxophone Summit has lost only one original member. Michael Brecker passed in 2007 and was replaced by Ravi Coltrane, who has in turn been replaced by Greg Osby. The other principals, Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman, are unchanged, as is ...

Visitation

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2015
Track listing: Visitation; Balkis; The Message; Partition; Point; Consequence.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Saxophone Summit: Visitation

Read "Visitation" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

La formazione dei Saxophone Summit esiste ormai da diversi anni. Nella sua prima versione, quella di Gathering of Spirits (Telarc -2004), al fianco di Dave Liebman e Joe Lovano c'era anche lo scomparso Michael Brecker, qui sostituito da Ravi Coltrane (ma la registrazione è del febbraio 2011, mentre dallo scorso anno Coltrane è stato a sua ...

Saxophone Summit: Visitation

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2014
Track listing: Visitation; Balkis; The Message; Partition; Point; Consequence.

Visitation

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2014

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

2014 was another challenging year, with a personal health matter that began in early summer (thankfully finally diagnosed, non-life threatening and now being treated, though still waiting for signs of improvement) slowing down both travel and the usual breakneck writing in a significant way. Since the rule of this list is that any titles on it ...


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