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Seamus Blake

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New York based tenor saxophonist/composer Seamus Blake is recognized as one of the finest and most creative young players in jazz. John Scofield , who hired him for his “Quiet Band,” calls him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.” In February 2002, he took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in Washington D.C. As the winner, he performed with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Seamus Blake was born in England and raised in Vancouver, Canada. At age 21, while still a student at Boston's prestigious Berklee College, he was asked to record with legendary drummer Victor Lewis

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Misha's Wishes

Label: Criss Cross
Released: 2022
Track listing: Fire Horse; Strike Up the Band; Misha's Wishes; There Was A Birch Tree In the Field, So What; Lost in Her Eyes; Just A Scale; Give Me Five; Hope and Despair; Comrade Conrad; Are You With Me.

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Roots

Label: Prophone Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Visions; Who Are You?; Devil May Care; Fly Away; Always And Forever; The Jody Grind; Waltz For Debby / Monicas Vals; The Meaning Of The Blues; What Now?; Nature Boy; Better Days Ahead; Jej Portret (Her Portrait)

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ARCeology: The Music of MSM Schmidt

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Red and Gold; Swing; Quartet; Qin Shi; Si Kitu; Mirrors; Clark Kent; Falling,

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The Extra Something

Label: CAM Jazz
Released: 2022
Track listing: Blue Afternoon; The Extra Something; Atoms; The Real You; Entropy; Song For Kenny; Five Plus Five

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Red and Gold

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 6:55

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Article: Album Review

Vivian Buczek: Roots

Read "Roots" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Since 2003, Vivian Buczek has established herself as a powerful force in the contemporary jazz scene. Her voice is soulful and powerful. She can be sensitive and emotional on a ballad, but then turn around and sing blues songs as if she's been doing it all her life, which she actually has been. With Roots, she ...

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Article: Album Review

Misha Tsiganov: Misha's Wishes

Read "Misha's Wishes" reviewed by Edward Blanco


New York-based pianist and composer Misha Tsiganov, a well-established jazz veteran having appeared on countless albums throughout his career, presents his seventh recording as leader with Misha's Wishes, conceived and birthed during the COVID pandemic, when his time at home offered the perfect opportunity to develop this project. The long-time isolation during 2020 allowed the pianist ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Princeton University Jazz Festival Set for April 27-30, 2022

Princeton University Jazz Festival Set for April 27-30, 2022

Jazz at Princeton University, helmed by acclaimed saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, announces the return of the Princeton University Jazz Festival. Presented in conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month, the event, which takes place Wednesday, April 27 – Saturday, April 30, features guest artists guitarist Gilad Hekselman, and saxophonists Seamus Blake, Tony Malaby and Alexa Tarantino performing with Princeton ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Juniors 2021

Read "Jazz Juniors 2021" reviewed by Martin Longley


Jazz Juniors Kraków, Poland October 6-9, 2021 Since your scribe last visited the Jazz Juniors competition in 2018, this steadily evolving festival has undergone further changes, not least the appointment of saxophonist Adam Pierończyk as artistic director. It's also had to deal with anti-virus restrictions, turning livestream in 2020, but ...


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