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Led by exuberant guitarist Marcos Mena, standards is a math rock duo all of its own. Rounded out by Moises Popa on drums, the pair boast a fruitful combination of musical chops and catchy guitar-driven melodies which has garnished popularity among fans who laud standards for their uniquely danceable brand of complex instrumental rock. For almost five years, their instrumental compositions have captivated audiences all over the world as well as in their hometown of Los Angeles, California. Proclaimed as an interesting, new talent by Guitar World magazine, standards is poised to have their biggest year yet after signing with indie label Wax Bodega

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Marel Hidalgo

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Almost nine years ago, at the age of six, two years after starting to learn the guitar, Marel formed his first band "Marel Hidalgo & Friends," playing in festivals, venues, and other events in the Tri-State Area, the Rock an and Roll of Fame, the Denver Day of Rock and more, bringing to audiences an eclectic mix of genres of music from around the world, which proved a incredible start to his career. 

After nearly a decade of a professional music career, Marel pursues a career in the world of the jazz guitar, including the solo jazz guitar, reinventing standards in the style of Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Johnny Smith, Ernest Ranglin, and Jimmy Ponder, incorporating his own unique style and influences, bringing a captivating performance to audiences, while also playing with jazz legends such as Roger Humphries (Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Coleman Hawkins, J.J

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Standards

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Old Folks; Just In Time; Beautiful Friendship; All The Way; Someday My Prince Will Come; You and The Night and The Music; Ana Maria; Skylark; I Thought About You; Last Dance I; Last Dance II.

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Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2023

Read "Jack Bowers' Best Jazz Albums Of 2023" reviewed by Jack Bowers


2023 was another banner year for jazz of all shapes and sizes. It has been a pleasure to review so many splendid big-band albums along with wonderful enterprises by smaller groups, some of which were recording for the first time (hopefully, not the last). If this was a preview of things to come, we look forward ...

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Neil Duggan's Best Jazz Albums Of 2023

Read "Neil Duggan's Best Jazz Albums Of 2023" reviewed by Neil Duggan


With a continual flow of interesting releases, 2023 was the gift that kept on giving. Many of these releases were forged during the pandemic, many as a result of the freedom to fully interact with other musicians again and get back to the serious business of creating and entertaining. Whatever the drivers, both up-and-coming artists and ...

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Brian Clemens

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Brian Clemens is a Southern California-based pianist, arranger, composer, educator, and bandleader. Brian enjoys a career as a versatile pianist covering anything from Latin Jazz, Great American Songbook, R&B, and country-western music. After obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Chapman University in Orange, CA, Brian continued his education with a Master's Degree in Music Performance (Jazz and Commercial Music) from Cal State Fullerton where he was a two time winner of the "Friends of Jazz" Scholarship Award.

Brian has played at internationally and at well-known Orange and Los Angeles County venues such as Herb Albert's Vibrato Jazz Grille, The Coach House,  and more and has studied with world-class classical and jazz musicians such as the Grammy Award-winning pianist, Bill Cunliffe

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Noah Haidu: Standards

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Forty years after the renowned Standards Trio comprised of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette released its debut album, Standards, Vol. 1, New York-based pianist Noah Haidu pays his respects with a similarly named enterprise (sans volume number) featuring bassists Buster Williams or Peter Washington and drummer Lewis Nash, with saxophonist Steve Wilson making it ...

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Beautiful Friendship

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Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 4:24

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Noah Haidu: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


A standard is defined as a musical composition that has become a part of the standard repetoire. The conventional wisdom suggests that this definition applies to popular songs of the twentieth century based on the premise that their popularity has lasted beyond the period of their initial publication. Pianist/composer Noah Haidu has taken this to heart ...

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Noah Haidu: Standards

Read "Standards" reviewed by Neil Duggan


In 1983, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette released the first of their album of standards, Standards Vol. 1 (ECM). The trio's harmonic ideas, insight and collective musicianship went on to become the benchmark for reworking these well- known American songs. Together they recorded 21 albums over three decades. Inspired by that trio's ...


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