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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 »

Music Review: Mark Weinstein – ‘In Jerusalem’

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Music is music, and in the hands of the right musician any and all music is ripe for creative renewal. Read More »

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’

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'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 »