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Live Review: 2018 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Now in its 29th year of operation, geographically and artistically positioned between the SFJAZZ season and the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (which ran from Aug. 10-12 in downtown San Jose, Calif.) presented a balanced roster of jazz, blues/New Orleans, and Latin-oriented artists on 12 outdoor and indoor stages. For the most … Read More “Live Review: 2018 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest”

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Vincent Herring: Hard Times (Smoke Sessions)

Is this disc’s title an apropos description of the current era, with its semi-permanent malaise, and anger seemingly just below the surface of all public discourse? Maybe. Vincent Herring’s response: Gather like-minded musicians and make a joyful noise with a set of muscular blues-tinted jazz. Much of Hard Times feels like a natural extension of … Read More “Vincent Herring: Hard Times (Smoke Sessions)”

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Vincent Herring: Night and Day

Alto saxophonist Vincent Herring references Cannonball Adderley and other formative influences and mentors on Night and Day, a bracing live-in-the-studio album. The disc, something of a successor to 2013’s The Uptown Shuffle, is buoyant hard bop of the variety Herring perfected during the near-decade he spent sharing the frontline with Nat Adderley in the cornetist’s … Read More “Vincent Herring: Night and Day”

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