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Led Bib: Umbrella Weather

When you’re talking umbrella weather, there’s rain and then there’s rain. A drizzle and a downpour are two very different beasts, and this most certainly qualifies as the latter. Led Bib opens up the heavenly and hellish skies to create a deluge in sound on this terrifically tempestuous RareNoise da..

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Led Bib: Umbrella Weather

Brad Myers and Michael Sharfe: Sanguinaria (Hopeful Songs)

Cincinnati-based Brad Myers’s follow-up recording to his 2015 quintet album “Prime Numbers” is essentially a duo record with his bassist colleague Michael Sharfe. The qualification “essentially” is deployed because there is additional percussion on most tracks but it’s used as decorative augmentatio…

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John Lindberg BC3: Born In An Urban Ruin

Acclaimed bassist m: John Lindberg ’s trio on Born In An Urban Ruin possesses a distinctive and deeply personal sound in keeping with the man himself. That’s down to both the novel instrumentation with long time associate m: Kevin Norton mostly on vibes and Michigan native {{m… [ read more ]

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Orrin Evans: #knowingishalfthebattle

Since the 1990s Philadelphia-based pianist Orrin Evans has carved out a revered career as a band leader, producer, composer, and first and foremost, one helluva jazz pianist. Recorded live at New York’s Sear Sound’s Studio, #knowingishalfthebattle is his third release on Smoke Sessions with an all-s…

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John O’Gallagher Trio: Live In Brooklyn

Over the past 25 years, altoist and New York resident, m: John O’Gallagher has worked with the likes of m: Joe Henderson , m: Maria Schneider , m: Kenny Wheeler , m: Billy Hart and m: Chris Cheek amongst many others. German born but lon… [ read more ]

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Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet: King Of Xhosa

It is appropriate that the opening track on King Of Xhosa, is a hand drum invocation and an introduction in the Xhosa language of South Africa, as that is exactly where the origins and influences of this music came from. Drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel and his quartet are augmented on this recording by… [ read more ]

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Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet: King Of Xhosa

Nick Finzer: Hear and Now

New York-based trombonist m: Nick Finzer has benefited from mentorships under trombone masters m: Wycliffe Gordon and m: Steve Turre ; but his third CD release, Hear And Now also brings the original trombones master, m: J.J. Johnson to mind.

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