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Sai Ghose Quartet: New Blood

Sai Ghose Quartet

A fundamental supply-and-demand disconnect plagues the jazz-record industry. It has never been harder to sell jazz records, yet there have never been so many of them.

The intense competition works to the disadvantage of bands like the Sai Ghose Quartet. Pianist Ghose, guitarist Mark Jodice, bassist Jerry Wilfong and drummer Craig Fahey play with facility and enthusiasm. In person they are probably a lot of fun. But there is a glut, rather than a shortage, of modern mainstream pop-inflected releases like New Blood. It is difficult for such albums to withstand the competitive pressure and scrutiny to which these recordings are subjected.

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