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Joe Magnarelli: Three On Two

The majority of trumpeter Joe Magnarelli’s leader dates have been no-nonsense, straight ahead quintet outings, so on the surface, it might appear that he’s settled into something of a rut. But appearances can be deceiving. Only those who haven’t heard Magnarelli’s albums would think such a thing. Fo…

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Jeff Miguel: Perseverance

Armed with a recently-received Master’s degree in Music from the University of Iowa, young tenor saxophonist Jeff Miguel enters the world of recorded jazz with an impressive debut album entitled Perseverance, an offering of eight originals forged in the mainstream, straight ahead fashion containing…

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RelativE ResonancE: RelativE ResonancE

With RelativE ResonancE, composer and drummer m: Devin Gray has staked out new, exciting and different territory than that explored in his highly acclaimed previous album, Dirigo Rataplan. Whereas the earlier band (saxophonist m: Ellery Eskelin , trumpeter {{m: Dave Ballou = 15…

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The Don Braden Organix Quartet: Luminosity

Saxophonist Don Braden is all about positivity and sharing the joys of jazz. His ebullient music speaks to his intelligence yet he never falls prey to the jazz-as-intellectual-exercise trap that seems to snare younger musicians and a good amount of his peers. Over the course of his previous albums…

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The Don Braden Organix Quartet: Luminosity

Indigo Kid II: Fist Full Of Notes

The self-titled debut album of guitarist Dan Messore’s UK-based quartet was credited to Indigo Kid. Album number two, Fist Full Of Notes, is credited to Indigo Kid II–a nod, presumably, to the personnel changes that have occurred between releases.For this second album, Messore is joined once again…

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Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Bobby Previte and Curtis Fowlkes: Let The Bells Ring On

7-string guitar master, m: Charlie Hunter shares the spotlight with longtime colleagues, trombonist m: Curtis Fowlkes and drummer m: Bobby Previte , who are recognized for their pivotal work within New York City’s progressive jazz circuit and beyond. Let The Bells R…

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Waxwing: A Bowl Of Sixty Taxidermists

The second album from this Vancouver-based trio–originally going by Wilson/Lee/Bentley, now known as Waxwing–is a study in contrasts. Idiosyncratic miniatures sit shoulder to shoulder with statements of serenity, eerie constructs and macabre scenarios are quickly replaced with comforting sounds, a…

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