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Florian Hoefner Group: Luminosity

“Typical” and “generic” aren’t synonyms. Pianist Florian Hoefner works to create music that “doesn’t sound like generic jazz.” To be sure, Luminosity, Hoefner’s third album with his quartet, is not generic, with its oblong structures and meters that require listeners to search for the 1. But its use of those elements to distinguish it does … Read More “Florian Hoefner Group: Luminosity”

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The Don Braden Organix Quartet: Luminosity

Soul-jazz, if nothing else, was all about the deepest of sticky grooves, solos that sometimes took tunes in surprising directions and, maybe above all, a joyful exuberance that was easily felt and heard by listeners. That’s the kind of cannonball, no pun intended, that saxophonist Don Braden launches with the engaging and aptly titled Luminosity, … Read More “The Don Braden Organix Quartet: Luminosity”

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