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Music Review: Jerry Kalaf – ‘Welcome To Earth: Music For Trio and Sextet’

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Los Angeles based drummer Jerry Kalaf is something of a musician’s musician. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Turre – ‘Spiritman’

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'Spiritman' is a welcome addition to Smoke Sessions’ expanding catalog. Read More »

Music Review: Sasha’s Bloc – ‘Heart On Fire’

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If Gershman and company have done nothing else, they have completely captured the sounds of the past. Read More »

Music Review: The George Gee Swing Orchestra – ‘Swing Makes You Happy!’

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'Swing Makes You Happy!' deserves that exclamation point in the title. Read More »

Music Review: The Swiss Youth Jazz Orchestra – ‘Future Steps: Live at Jazzaar Festival 2014 Aarau, Switzerland’

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This is an album with a truly excellent big band sound, ideal to calm any worries for the future of jazz. Read More »

Music Review: Lyn Stanley Sings ‘Potions [From the ’50s]’

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Sexy and seductive—these are the best words to describe the vocals of Lyn Stanley. Read More »

Music Review: Solo Sax from Branford Marsalis – ‘In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral’


Marsalis understands what a solo recital needs and clearly he is up to the task. Read More »

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

Joan Torres's All Is Fused

This jazz album features great instrumentation and mostly lighthearted, upbeat tracks. Read More »

Music Review: Allan Harris – ‘Black Bar Jukebox’

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Variety is the spice of Allan Harris's latest album. Read More »

Music Review: Joe Sample’s Tribute to Victims of Slavery, ‘Children of the Sun’

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There is a power unique to a big band, and especially to this big band, that consistently raises the piece’s emotional stakes. Read More »