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Brooklyn Jazz Underground: Seven By Seven

First, a little explanation is in order. As a quintet-David Smith (trumpet), Adam Kolker (reeds), Dan Pratt (reeds), Anne Mette Iversen (bass) and Rob Garcia (drums)-Brooklyn Jazz Underground recorded A Portrait of Brooklyn in 2012 and released it on their own BJU Records. For this second outing, Pratt is gone, the others remain, and the … Read More “Brooklyn Jazz Underground: Seven By Seven”

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Brooklyn Jazz Underground: A Portrait of Brooklyn

Members of the Brooklyn Jazz Underground, a tightly knit cooperative of bandleaders and composers, join forces on this formidable outing. The quintet features the two tenors of Adam Kolker and Dan Pratt, who exchange furiously on Pratt’s “Buttermilk Channel.” Trumpeter Dan Smith’s irrepressibly swinging “Starr St.” showcases the crisply interactive drumming of Rob Garcia and … Read More “Brooklyn Jazz Underground: A Portrait of Brooklyn”

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Live Review: Second Annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival

From generation to generation, like-minded musical cohorts have formed collectives to help them realize their ideas and bring greater attention to their work. In the early ’60s, several renegade musicians banded together to form the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), which spawned the Art Ensemble of Chicago and also helped launch the … Read More “Live Review: Second Annual Brooklyn Jazz Underground Festival”

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