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Tia Fuller: Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue)

This skilled alto saxophonist’s fifth studio album as a leader and first in six years gets underway promisingly with the fast-moving “In the Trenches.” Backed by guitarist Adam Rogers, bassist James Genus and drummer Bill Stewart, Tia Fuller taps into the tune’s frenetic pace yet also asserts her control over it with a judicious solo. … Read More “Tia Fuller: Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue)”

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Live Review: 14th Annual DC Jazz Festival

The DC Jazz Festival encompasses every quadrant of the nation’s capital. Between June 8 and 17 of this year, it presented more than 125 performances in over 40 venues throughout the district. There were also “Meet the Artist” interviews and all-star tribute concerts to honor recently deceased Washingtonians Geri Allen and Keter Betts, as well … Read More “Live Review: 14th Annual DC Jazz Festival”

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Tia Fuller : Angelic Warrior

Angelic Warrior is a veritable almanac of the alto saxophone in contemporary mainstream jazz. Tia Fuller gives her distinctive sound a full and exhilarating workout, with bop (“Cherokee”), Coltrane-esque modal jams (“Royston Rumble”), Caribbean flavor (“Descend to Barbados”), sax-bass-drums trio (“So in Love”) and even vocal accompaniment (“Body and Soul,” featuring Dianne Reeves). Fuller brings … Read More “Tia Fuller : Angelic Warrior”

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Tia Fuller: Decisive Steps

As its title suggests, saxophonist Tia Fuller’s third CD as a leader is an assertive affair. It’s largely about self-realization: in the title track, the aspirational “Windsoar,” and a perky, occasionally abstract take on “My Shining Hour,” one of two standards (the other is a sultry “I Can’t Get Started”). Prominently backed by pianist Shamie … Read More “Tia Fuller: Decisive Steps

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