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Autumn Chill: 41 of the Season’s Best Albums, Part II

David Benoit Orchestral Stories (Peak) David Benoit has long been a pianist whose harmonic and rhythmic flourishes were more in the tradition of classicists like Vince Guaraldi, whose mantle he inherited, as well as Dave Brubeck and Bill Evans, to whom Benoit dedicated an album. His best contemporary-jazz pieces demonstrate a gorgeous tone and symphonic … Read More “Autumn Chill: 41 of the Season’s Best Albums, Part II”

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Secret Strings: 10 Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Jazz

“Like it or not, guitarists apart from Charlie Christian do not rank in importance in jazz as highly as horn players or pianists,” wrote guitarist Duck Baker in response to an informal survey sent to a few of our contributors asking who they thought were the most under-appreciated guitarists in jazz. “To say that Rene … Read More “Secret Strings: 10 Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Jazz”

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