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Music Reviews: Jazz for the Jazz-Shy from John Tropea, Pat Bianchi Trio, and the Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble

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Gary McFarland, the jazz musician, composer and arranger who 'should have been a pop star,' left behind and eclectic discography and a wealth of superb material that deserves just such a tribute as this. Read More »

Music Review: Avant-Garde Jazz from Rent Romus, Markus Hunt, and Sun Ra

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Postmodern jazz old and new. Read More »

Music Review: Wes Montgomery – ‘In the Beginning’

Wes Montgomery In the Beginning

'In the Beginning' is not the mature Wes Montgomery at the top of his game, but early Montgomery is nothing to sneer at. Read More »

Music Review: Harold Mabern – ‘Afro Blue’

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An impressive roster of talent highlights the new album from Harold Mabern. Read More »

Music Reviews: The Ladies Sing Jazz: Joanna Pascale, Michelle Lordi, Rachel Caswell

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Three new albums feature fine songstresses with eclectic repertoires. Read More »

Music Review: Ghost Train Orchestra – ‘Hot Town’

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'Hot Town' is music you’ve more than likely never heard before, but more than likely it is music you’ll want to hear again and again. It’s that infectious. Read More »

Music Review: Airelle Besson/Nelson Veras – ‘Prelude’

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'Prelude' is very convincing proof that music doesn’t have to be the same old same old to make for some fine listening Read More »

Music Review: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans – ‘The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings’ [Vinyl Box Set]

The Complete Tony Bennett-Bill Evans Recordings [4 LP Box Set]

The music these two men made together is timeless, and 'The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings' truly does it justice. Read More »

Music Review: Justin Kauflin – ‘Dedication’

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A great musician couldn’t just copy what he heard others doing; great musicians have a voice of their own. Read More »

Music Review: ‘The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings’ [40th Anniversary Edition]

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I can’t speak for the vinyl set, but the two-CD album is a joy. Read More »