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09/17/14    Albums

"Mists: Charles Ives For Jazz Orchestra"

Brent Vaughan

A review of the 2014 Planet Arts release, "Mists: Charles Ives For Jazz Orchestra", arranged and conducted by Jack Cooper.

Joe Sample & the Jazz Crusaders

09/16/14    Community Articles

Joe Sample & the Jazz Crusaders

Ed Hamilton

From Houston to Los Angeles

The unbending Privacy

09/16/14    Albums

The unbending Privacy

Gustavo Bustamante

Here we are faced with a high lineage compositional part of drummer who knows the psychic states of this format with a clear tilt to its version gringa. In general lines, highlights the subtlely cozy, discretion, both in the rhythm section as in the phrasing...

Junity-- Hendrik Meurkens & Misha Tsiganov

09/16/14    Albums

Junity-- Hendrik Meurkens & Misha Tsiganov

Scott Albin

The title of this CD combines the word unity with junto, the Brazilian word for together, and it aptly describes the refined rapport between Hendrik Meurkens' harmonica and Misha Tsiganov's piano. Tsiganov, who came to the U.S. from Russia in 1991 to study...

Jazz with Dominican accents and flavours - A reality in South Florida

09/15/14    Community Articles

Jazz with Dominican accents and flavours - A reality in South Florida

Fernando Rodriguez

The third version of the South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest will be held on Friday, October 17th in Miami. For one complete evening, jazz lovers from Miami and throughout the State of Florida will once again be able to enjoy the best talents from the Dominican...

Kerry Polizer's “Below the Surface.”

09/14/14    Albums

Kerry Polizer's “Below the Surface.”

Travis Rogers

I have rarely been so pleasantly surprised. I am also ashamed to admit that I have not heard Kerry Politzer until this—her sixth—album. What I have missed!

"What a Beautiful Day" by Toshi Onizuka

09/14/14    Albums

"What a Beautiful Day" by Toshi Onizuka

Travis Rogers

Toshi defies categories. "Fusion" remains the best, most accurate, description of his play but even this is found lacking when he breaks into a traditional piece such as “Besame Mucho.” Fusion, traditional Spanish, jazz, bossa nova or rock, Toshi plays them...

A Night Like No Other; Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet release "Tuesday Night"

09/14/14    Albums

A Night Like No Other; Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet release "Tuesday Night"

Travis Rogers

Finally, Gordon Lee with the Mel Brown Septet has released the long-awaited sequel to “Gordon Blues,” the 1989 sextet recording of the group who won Hennessy Jazz Search competition. In the end, 25 years was not too long to wait for such a splendid recording...

Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra

09/12/14    Albums

Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra

Dave Gregg

A review of "Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra," a fiery new jazz recording that adds the full-throated roar of the big band to the music of the American composer, Charles Ives.

09/11/14    Community Articles

Tim Hagans Quartet with Don Friedman performs at the KITANO

Michele Brangwen

The Tim Hagans Quartet featuring Tim Hagans, trumpet, Rufus Reid, bass and Jukkis Uotila, drums, join with legendary pianist Don Friedman for performances on Friday and Saturday October 17 & 18 at Jazz at Kitano. This collaboration between Hagans...

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