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Tom Green Septet: Skyline

Skyline is the debut release from the Tom Green Septet, a young band from the UK led by trombonist and composer Tom Green. A graduate of the Royal Academy Of Music and winner of the 2013 Dankworth Prize for jazz composition, Green wrote all of the tunes on Skyline with the exception of {{m: Hoagy Ca…

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Tom Richeson: Jazz Tracks

There is plenty of jazz talent in my home city of Little Rock, Arkansas. A mainstay artist here is trumpeter/composer Tom Richeson. He is an Associate Professor of Music and Jazz Studies Coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Richeson has performed with other hometown artists like…

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Joachim Badenhorst: Forest // Mori

Clarinetist m: Joachim Badenhorst probably doesn’t know who Ray Johnson is, or was. He died 20 years ago.

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Antoine Fafard: Ad Perpetuum

Canadian bassist Antoine Fafard possesses awe-inspiring chops and can seemingly do anything he darn well pleases. Following suit with his previous solo outing Occultus Tramitis (Unicorn, 2013) he aligns his significant wares with highly revered artists, providing the level of support required, not o…

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Brian Pareschi: And the BP Express

For his debut recording as leader, New York-based trumpeter / composer / arranger m: Brian Pareschi has assembled an octet, named it the BP Express and charged it with breathing life into seven of his original compositions and dazzling arrangements of Frank Loesser’s “I Believe in You” a…

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Exhaustion / Kris Wanders: Exhaustion / Kris Wanders

The marriage of punk rock to free jazz is a natural fit. Both art forms are DIY; punk a rejection of corporate rock-n-roll of the 1970s and free jazz, the stasis of jazz, some fifty years post-birth. Today, we find Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore playing with The Thing, Borbetomagus, The Ex and {{m: Ke…

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New Jazz Orchestra: Le DA(C)jeuner Sur La€(TM)herbe

The New Jazz OrchestraLe DA(C)jeuner Sur L’herbeDusk Fire Records1969/2015 I remember reading about this record in Melody Maker when it came out. These were all the people I admired in one band! Yet I never ever saw a copy until one day twenty years later in a record shop in Ipswich, I pulled…

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