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Scott Hesse

Scott Hesse "is a talented, technically adept, young jazz artist. His debut recording, Intuition, is a solidly swinging effort that shows his affinity for the straight-ahead, as well as a more subtle awareness of the jazz avant-garde." Joel Roberts, All About Jazz "In a word, Hesse can play-and he can write too. Hesse’s compositions are melodic and plainspoken, as is his manner of playing the guitar. [His] tasteful single-note lines sparkle like sunlight on clear water. The tone is lucid and charming, the Jazz sensibility keen and persuasive." Jack Bowers, Jazz Now Magazine "The freshest sound I have heard yet of all the guitarists of his generation." George Benson In the November 1999 issue of L.A

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Article: Album Review

Geof Bradfield: Yes, and...Music for Nine Improvisers

Read "Yes, and...Music for Nine Improvisers" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Since the early 2000s, saxophonist and composer Geof Bradfield has been an integral part of the ever-fertile Chicago jazz scene, bringing his substantial talents to music that easily bridges the divide between the traditional and the avant-garde. His records have explored a remarkable range of styles and themes: from African Flowers (Origin Records, 2010), which traced ...

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Article: Album Review

Dee Alexander: Songs My Mother Loves

Read "Songs My Mother Loves" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The maternal influence on a musician should never be underestimated. There's a degree of love, guidance, nurturing and support that only a mother can provide, and plenty of jazz artists have taken the time to express their appreciation for this fact: violinist Regina Carter did so with the touching I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey ...

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Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz Winter: Orvieto, Italy, December 28, 2012 - January 1, 2013

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter: Orvieto, Italy, December 28, 2012 - January 1, 2013" reviewed by Sara Villa


Umbria Jazz Winter 2013Orvieto, ItalyDecember 28, 2012--February 1, 2013Dee Alexander's Evolution Ensemble Dee Alexander's sensitive and virtuosic voice, together with the exquisite harmony of her group, charmed the Umbria Jazz Winter public with two different concert series. The first was dedicated to the memory of Alexander's mentor, Light Henry Huff, and ...

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Intuition

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Released: 1998

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Article: Album Review

Scott Hesse: Intuition

Read "Intuition" reviewed by Joel Roberts


Guitarist Scott Hesse is yet another talented, technically adept young jazz artist looking to make a name for himself on the New York scene. His debut recording, IntuitionHesse works through a nicely varied set of six originals and two standards: Joe Henderson's “the Kicker" (which first appeared on the classic Horace Silver album Song for My ...


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