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John Daversa: Wobbly Dance Flower (BFM)

The pairing of trumpeter John Daversa and tenor saxophonist/bass clarinetist Bob Mintzer on this small-group recording is a particularly inspired one. Both musicians customarily reside in the company of large-format ensembles, both are respected educators who manage to keep stifling formalism at a safe distance and, for what it’s worth, as the record’s press material … Read More “John Daversa: Wobbly Dance Flower (BFM)”

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Bob Mintzer: All L.A. Band

Bob Mintzer’s All L.A. Band is classic-style big-band music with cutting-edge origins. The album’s 10 tracks, original Mintzer compositions from throughout the tenor saxophonist’s decades-spanning career, were initially recorded for a play-along app that allows users to accompany, record and mix their own parts for virtually every one of the band’s 17 instruments. Drummer Peter … Read More “Bob Mintzer: All L.A. Band”

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