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Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: The Hope I Hold (Greenleaf)

Is it really protest music if the dominant emotion within the songs is hope? That’s one of the questions raised by the sometimes reflective, sometimes questioning, always uplifting music on The Hope I Hold, the third album by trombonist Ryan Keberle and his socially aware band Catharsis. “I am the poor white, fooled and pushed … Read More “Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: The Hope I Hold (Greenleaf)”

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Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Reverso – Suite Ravel (Phonoart/Alternate Side)

In the early part of the 20th century, plenty of classical composers were quick to label and dismiss jazz as lowbrow entertainment. France’s Maurice Ravel, however, wasn’t one of them. He completely opened his mind and ears to the music during a visit to the U.S. in 1928, checking out the scene at the Savoy … Read More “Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Reverso – Suite Ravel (Phonoart/Alternate Side)”

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Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Find the Common, Shine a Light (Greenleaf)

With Find the Common, Shine a Light, trombonist Ryan Keberle has now issued three albums in five years with his piano-less ensemble Catharsis, each one a thoughtfully conceptual disc boasting Keberle’s superb arrangements. But this latest Catharsis outing sacrifices the prominence of the group’s musical virtues for topical social commentary. The purpose here is to … Read More “Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Find the Common, Shine a Light (Greenleaf)”

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