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Dave Pietro: Hypersphere

Read "Hypersphere" reviewed by Paul Rauch


You may not know the name Dave Pietro offhand, but it is likely, if you are a jazz fan of any sort, that you have heard him play. As a saxophone/woodwind artist, composer, educator, sideman, and bandleader, he has performed across a broad spectrum of projects since his becoming a mainstay on the New York scene ...

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Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra: Hiroshima

Read "Hiroshima " reviewed by Jim Santella


Dedicated to the memory of a city that experienced the unfathomable horrors of war in 1945, Toshiko Akiyoshi’s extended work for big band sizzles. There’s a lesson here for all mankind. In the early movements of her suite, everything’s all right. The band swings with its usual Monday night balance and tips its hat to one ...


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