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Live Review: Grant Green’s Evolution of Funk in New York

Grant Green’s Evolution of Funk, which closed out a four-night stint at Jazz Standard in Manhattan on Sunday, July 1, is an unabashed tribute act. The quintet is fronted by Grant Green Jr., whose late father (1935-1979) remains one of jazz’s sleeper icons. In Blue Note Records’ fertile early-to-mid-’60s, Green the elder was an integral … Read More “Live Review: Grant Green’s Evolution of Funk in New York”

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Live Review: Maria Schneider Orchestra at Jazz Standard

At the first show of a five-night run at Manhattan’s Jazz Standard, prior to performing “Cerulean Skies,” her last number of the set, Maria Schneider invited the audience to be birds. Schneider doesn’t think small, so even though she had nearly 20 musicians in her employ to flesh out her creations, she required additional sound. … Read More “Live Review: Maria Schneider Orchestra at Jazz Standard”

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