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Apotheosis

Label: SIMP Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Return; Sands of Time (Okinawa); Same Sky; Bluesbird; Tokyo Red; Fireflies of Hiroshima; Day for Night; Two Worlds.

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Article: Album Review

Gene Ess: Apotheosis

Read "Apotheosis" reviewed by Chris Mosey


The inspiration for Apotheosis, Japanese-American guitarist Gene Ess's fourth album, is taken from mythologist James Campbell's book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces," first published in 1949. In this Campbell describes apotheosis as “the expansion of consciousness a hero experiences when defeating his foe." His theories concerning fictional heroes have been used as ...

Album

Blue After Hours

Label: Simplicity Jazz Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Blue, Angel Eyes, Like Someone in Love, Don't Know Why, Fields of Gold, Amor En Paz, Blues d'Jour, Nadalin, Dream Sketches, Look For The Silver Lining.

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Article: Album Review

Dan Jacobs: Blue After Hours

Read "Blue After Hours" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


This album begins very promisingly with Dan Jacobs' flugelhorn and Randy Dorman's guitar on the title tune channelling the spirit of Paul Desmond and Jim Hall from their many '60s recordings, usually in a pianoless quartet or quintet. Of course, I can't really compare Jacobs' horn with Paul Desmond's alto, but the same vibe exists insofar ...


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