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Kevin Brady: Ensam

The trans-Atlantic trio of drummer/composer Kevin Brady, m: Bill Carrothers and m: Dave Redmond first came together in 2006, since when it has toured more frequently than it’s recorded. Ensam (LRP Music, 2016), the group’s third outing, following Common Ground (The Livingroom… [ read more ]

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Kevin Brady: Ensam

Bobby Kapp / Matthew Shipp: Cactus

After a productive period in the 1960s, drummer Bobby Kapp revived his career at the start of the millennium. Among his latter projects was The Fine Wine Trio with pianist Richard Wyands and bassist Gene Perla. The group was commissioned by the US State Department to tour Africa and Jordan as “Jazz… [ read more ]

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Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, TorbjA rn Zetterberg, John FA lt: Life and Other Transient Storms

Many fans of contemporary creative jazz and improvised music have in recent years become aware of m: Susana Santos Silva . Despite her relative youth (37), this extraordinary Portuguese trumpet player possesses a remarkably self-assured and distinctive voice on her instrument, and she exc…

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Susana Santos Silva, Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, TorbjA rn Zetterberg, John FA lt: Life and Other Transient Storms

Jimmy O’Connell Sixtet: Arrhythmia

Trombonist Jimmy O’Connell has been slowly and steadily climbing the ladder of jazz success since leaving his Detroit home and arriving in New York in 2009. Over the course of his seven years in the Big Apple, O’Connell has had the opportunity to work with leading lights like trumpeter {{m: Randy Br… [ read more ]

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Jimmy O’Connell Sixtet: Arrhytmia

Trombonist Jimmy O’Connell has been slowly and steadily climbing the ladder of jazz success since leaving his Detroit home and arriving in New York in 2009. Over the course of his seven years in the Big Apple, O’Connell has had the opportunity to work with leading lights like trumpeter {{m: Randy Br…

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Jimmy O’Connell Sixtet: Arrhytmia

Ted Nash Big Band: Presidential Suite (Eight Variations on Freedom)

As we live through the most contentious and divisive political cycle in US history, the Ted Nash Big Band Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom couldn’t be more relevant. The significance hits home quickly and pointedly as former Connecticut State Senator Joe Lieberman follows the opening… [ read more ]

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Naked: Nakedonia

There are bands that inhabit different territories at once where they don’t belong to one genre but to many. A band like Naked can seem notorius for daring to ignore boundaries between genres and as such it can’t really be pigeonholed as jazz.

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