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Brandi Disterheft: Blue Canvas (Justin Time)

Brandi Disterheft’s Blue Canvas might simply have been an extraordinarily coalescent trio album. The Canadian-born, Harlem-based bassist is in stellar company, teaming with pianist Harold Mabern and drummer Joe Farnsworth for a studio session that followed their performance at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Six of the 10 tracks focus squarely on the tight … Read More “Brandi Disterheft: Blue Canvas (Justin Time)”

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Brandi Disterheft: Gratitude

Bassist Brandi Disterheft’s third record presents her first star-studded ensemble, with trumpeter Sean Jones and alto saxophonist Vincent Herring as lead horns (Anne Drummond is the flutist) and a rhythm section of drummer Gregory Hutchinson and pianist Renee Rosnes astride her bass. Her tunes make good use of this formidable sextet, beginning with a “Blues … Read More “Brandi Disterheft: Gratitude”

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