Travis Rogers

Travis’s Contributions

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10/10/13    Albums

Shadow Man by Tim Berne's Snakeoil

After a blistering first album--done in the studio--Tim Berne's Snakeoil returns to the studio after an early career of almost exclusively releasing live recordings.

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10/02/13    Albums

Zero Cool by SHARP THREE

While never truly departing from Jazz, Goh Kurosawa and his trio cross musical borders without a passport.

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10/01/13    Albums

Keith Jarrett and Michelle Makarski Uncover Bach-- Six Sonatas for Violin and Piano (ECM, 2013)

Departing the Bach performance canon, Keith Jarrett and Michelle Makarski advance a beautiful understanding of the heart of Bach.

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09/23/13    Albums

"Chapter One"--the Debut Album from I Know You Well Miss Clara

In an incredible debut album, I Know You Well Miss Clara breathes fresh life into a well-loved Jazz form.

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09/20/13    Albums

"Storytime" by Billy Lester

This is an adventure in piano virtuosity and expression. Billy Lester does tribute to past masters while weaving a narrative fitting of the title.

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09/16/13    Albums

"Rhodopa" -- the new album by Hristo Vitchev and Liubomir Krastev

Hristo Vitchev follows up his brillant quartet album "Familiar Fields" with a heart-rending duo with clarinet virtuoso Liubomir Krastev.

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09/12/13    Community Articles

Absolutely Wonderful; an Interview with Berta Rojas

As she embarks on a new tour in support of her album "Salsa Roja," Berta Rojas takes the time for an interview about the album and an amazing orchestra of "recycled instruments."

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09/11/13    Albums

Allan Holdsworth's "FLATTire; Music for a Non-Existent Movie"

MoonJune Records has issued a 2013 re-release of Allan Holdworth's 2001 recording.

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09/08/13    Albums

Salsa Roja; the New Album from Berta Rojas

After the sweeping success of her Jazz collaboration with Paquito D'Rivera, Berta Rojas returns with something incredible.

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08/19/13    Albums

"The Facts" according to George Colligan

Piano maestro George Colligan teams with Boriz Kozlov, Donald Edwards and Jaleel Shaw to bring something wonderful.

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08/12/13    Community Articles

"Willing to Live" from Hristo Vitchev Quartet's "Familiar Fields"

There are times when I hear recordings that I know will stay with me for the rest of my life. One such album was my pleasure to review in March of 2013. It was by Hristo Vitchev Quartet and was entitled “Familiar Fields.” The CD is loaded with music that...

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08/11/13    Albums

Randy Klein's Two Duos: Who's Next?

Following up on his successful first CD in the "Two Duos" series, Randy Klein scores again with the acclaimed guitarist Alex Skolnick and bass virtuoso Boris Kozlov in twelve duos of delicacy, whimsy and remembrance.

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07/04/13    Albums

TransFUSION -- New Blood for a Genre Thought Dead

In an time when electric jazz and jazz fusion were considered ready for extinction, Art 'Spike' Schloemer introduces "second generation fusion."

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06/28/13    Community Articles

Brilliant Strings, Volume 2 coming to LA on July 7th

Under the inspiration and guidance of guitar great Goh Kurosawa, an event has been created-and now continues-in the Artist District of Los Angeles on the first Sunday of every month. It is an assembly dedicated to performances, live workshops and gear-talk...

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05/29/13    Albums

Kaleidoscope

Farnell Newton and FNMUSICWEB have found another winner. This quintet of young lions have the roar and the rumble to seize attention.

05/29/13    Community Articles

Brilliant Strings set to begin Sunday, June 2, 2013

Something exciting is coming this Sunday, June 2, 2013 at ArtShare LA. It is the inaugural gathering of “Brilliant Strings.” This is a fresh and energetic music series that gathers for music and discussion and sharing on the first Sunday of each month in...

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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