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Music Reviews: Jazz and Beyond from Bassists Kyle Eastwood and Georg Breinschmid

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Two recent releases from bassist-bandleaders show how jazz continues to thrive in the most disparate of musical "cultures," even with its relatively small, specialized audience. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Davis’ ‘Say When’ Salutes J. J. Johnson

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'Say When' is another must-have album from Smoke Sessions. Read More »

Music Review: Antonio Sanchez – ‘Three Times Three’ and ‘The Meridian Suite’

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Two new albums from the snubbed composer of the score for the Oscar-winning 'Birdman.' Read More »

Music Review: Tangos by Roger Davidson – ‘Te Extraño Buenos Aires’

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While this musical approach is not particularly adventurous and retro in feel, it is lush and full-blooded; it is music that excites. Read More »

Music Review: Jeff Lorber and Chuck Loeb – ‘Bop (A CD to Help Fund the Cure for PKD)’

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If this album is any indication, 'Bop' is alive and well—and still kicking backsides. Read More »

Music Review: Joan Torres’s All Is Fused – ‘The Beginning’

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'The Beginning' has a very informal sound to it despite the tightness of the musicians. The songs come across as casual, as if the product of a bunch of guys jamming together on a Saturday afternoon. The result is an understated artfulness that is uncommonly vivid and starkly forceful. Read More »

Music Reviews: Brazilian and Cuban Jazz from Minas, Antonio Adolfo, and Nils Fischer

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Reviewed here are fresh, new interpretations of Brazilian and Cuban jazz. Read More »

Music Review: Pascal Bokar – ‘Guitar Balafonics’

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All Bokar’s passions are on display on his February release, 'Guitar Balafonics.' Read More »

Music Review: Sonia Wieder Atherton – ‘Little Girl Blue: From Nina Simone’

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Close your eyes and Atherton’s cello embodies not one, but the many voices of the unique singer. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz Singers Times Four – Rebecca DuMaine, Michael Dees, Steve Cromity, Joanna Wallfisch

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New albums from contemporary jazz singers with varying agendas. Read More »