Travis Rogers

Travis’s Contributions

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02/22/14    Albums

Susan Clynes declares what "Life is..."

An excursion into singer-songwriter jazz set in two venues with three formats.

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02/04/14    Albums

Tom Guarna is in no hurry on "Rush"

Tom Guarna has continued to develop as a composer and a performer. "Rush" is the next step in his artistic growth. And what a step!

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01/26/14    Albums

"Anthem for a New Day"

She has toured and recorded with the best. Now, after six albums, Helen Sung has confidently staked her claim to be called among the very best.

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01/19/14    Community Articles

Hristo Vitchev Ascending

What began as an adventurous foray into the world of progressive music has turned into an establishment of splendid composition, musicianship and entrepreneurship. The career of Hristo Vitchev is scarcely 13 years old but he has written himself a page in...

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12/27/13    Albums

Beautiful Round

Akira Ishiguro has assembled a remarkable quartet of young talent to create something mature and it is straight-on Jazz. Just like you like it.

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12/23/13    Albums

"Joged Kahyangan" by Dewa Budjana

Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune Records has brought forth another artist of staggering talent from Indonesia. Mix him with Peter Erskine and Jimmy Johnson and you 've got the makings....

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12/18/13    Albums

Flawless; Meg Okura's Interpretation of Ryuichi Sakamoto

Arranging the brilliant work of Ryuichi Sakamoto into Jazz, Meg Okura has delivered a stunning album of future Jazz standards.

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12/06/13    Community Articles

Best of the Best for 2013

Asked by the Jazz Journalists Association for my list of favorites for 2013, this was the list.

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11/25/13    Albums

"Peace Streets" by Joe DeRose and Amici

Bringing in three members of the Hristo Vitchev Quartet, Joe DeRose and Amici play like they are well-accustomed to each other... because they are.

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11/24/13    Albums

"The Endless Mysteries"

George Colligan has been in Jack DeJohnette's band for several years now. This time DeJohnette appears on George Colligan's album with Larry Grenadier on bass.

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11/21/13    Albums

Keith Jarrett's talent for composition shows "No End"

After 28 years, Keith Jarrett releases home-studio recordings that amaze and inspire...and surprise.

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11/10/13    Albums

"The 6th Story" by simakDialog

simakDialog is from Jakarta, Indonesia and were founded in 1993. Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune Records saw their talent and brought them aboard his label along with other bands from Indonesia where incredible musical talent lay waiting to be introduced to...

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10/31/13    Albums

Jawanza Kobie's "Feels Better Than It Sounds" Feels and Sounds Incredible.

A producer, a keyboardist and a long-time composer of soundtracks and film scores, Jawanza Kobie finally releases a Jazz album of his own compositions with himself fronting the band.

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10/27/13    Albums

According to Osmany Paredes, it's "Trio Time!"

After recording with groups and solo, Osmany Paredes has released a trio album of piano, bass and drums and it works.

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10/20/13    Albums

The Rhinebeck Sessions by Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra has been together for 40 years with their first album released in 1977. With a new drummer, the music is still fresh and fine.

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10/13/13    Albums

Arborescence; the solo debut by Aaron Parks

After playing as sideman to the likes of Terence Blanchard and leader of his own quartet, Aaron Parks releases his first solo piano recording for ECM

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About Travis Rogers

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Born into a musical family with a classically trained pianist mother and a choir director/pastor father, Travis Rogers Jr. began his musical education by sitting on the piano bench with his mother as she played the classics. After beginning formal lessons at the age of eight, he became interested in the history, analysis, and form of music literature.

In his teens, Travis was introduced to the recordings of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea and a sweet madness was born.

Travis Rogers joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 29, 2012