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Jazz fans of a certain age will no doubt remember a band called 'Supersax.' Co-led by saxophonists Buddy Clark and Med Flory, Supersax played tightly harmonized big-band ar…
Percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck is a relentlessly multi-faceted musician who moves with ease between the worlds of classical, jazz, avant-garde, and progressive …
Jason Rigby was not a familiar name to me until "The Sage" showed up in my mailbox a few weeks ago. I took one look at Rigby's backing band on this disc, and I knew I was i…
Progressive rock has had somewhat of a resurgence over the past decade due in no small part to innovative, genre-busting artists such as the Danish multi-instrumentalist…
Ma-Do, which means 'window' in Japanese, is also the name of pianist / composer Satoko Fujii's acoustic quartet. Featuring an all-Japanese lineup that includes her long-…
In a recent interview in Cadence magazine, pianist and composer Satoko Fujii briefly discusses her four ongoing big bands - New York, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kobe. Unlike the ot…
Alto saxophonist and Illinois native Aaron Irwin displays quite a bit of range and versatility on Blood And Thunder, his second recording as a leader. Blood An…
I actually put off listening to this CD for a bit because I assumed it would be another collection of Stevie Wonder's trademark tunes. You know the ones - 'My Cherie Amour,…
According to a recent interview, pianist and composer Satoko Fujii feels as if her music doesn't fit in anywhere - too odd for the jazz crowd, and too jazzy for the rock cr…
Finnish pianist Frank Carlberg ties a lot of different aspects of his career together on his stunning new quintet recording, The American Dream. No stranger to cr…