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Interview: Somi on Her Major Label Debut, ‘The Lagos Music Salon’

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Somi's "New African Jazz" style comes out of her lengthy stays in Lagos, Nigeria. Read More »

Music Review: Somi – ‘The Lagos Music Salon’

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'The Lagos Music Salon' offers not only some beautiful music, but some important ideas as well. Read More »

Music Review: Yves Leveille – ‘Essences Des Bois’

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All in all, 'Essences Des Bois' is an album of contemporary mainstream jazz that offers a lot of very fine listening. Read More »

Music Reviews: The Lindsey Blair Quartet, Paul Jost, and Viper Mad Trio

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Three new jazz albums offer a lot of variety. Read More »

Music Review: Dr. John – ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit of Satch’

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A baker’s dozen of songs honor the great man’s memory not through imitation, but by taking the Armstrong vibe into the new century. Read More »

Music Review: The Bill Warfield Big Band Featuring Randy Brecker – ‘Trumpet Story’

The Bill Warfield Big Band Featuring Randy Brecker - 'Trumpet Story'

Randy Brecker and Bill Warfield make a combination that’s hard to beat. Read More »

Music Review: Kenny Lavender – ‘Conscious Journey Part 1 & 2′

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If you don’t like the big band sound, Lavender's "Caravan" may well change your mind. Read More »

Music Review: Jean-Philippe Grégoire – ‘Sounds From the Delta’

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Testimony to the continuing dynamism of the Parisian jazz scene. Read More »

Music Reviews: Charlie Apicella & Iron City – ‘Big Boss,’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic – ‘Sketches of Spain (Revisited)’

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Two new jazz albums offer some exciting musical explorations. Read More »

Music Review: The Danny Petroni Blue Project – ‘The Blue Project’

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Born out of the Superstorm Sandy in 2012, The Danny Petroni Blue Project brings together a group of talented artists. Read More »