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The program notes accurately that "Survey" is a collection of original compositions mostly by Matthias Ockert that consist of scraps of electronica, rock and new music unit…
Matt Geraghty offers an eclectic range of influences on his recent album. The overall effect is a bit of a grab bag. The most compelling piece is Geraghty’s ‘Sevilla,’ the …
With studious and radical reworking of pieces, legendary Wayne Shorter creates joy and imagination on his new album, "Alegria." This is his first studio album as a leader i…
Don Lanphere’s career started as an impressive saxophonist in 1949 by playing with legends Fats Navarro, Woody Shaw and Woody Herman. Except for a Woody Herman stint at the…
What is striking about "Witnessing," an album by a Swedish trio of musicians, is its precision and camaraderie in the give and take of their individual performances. The mu…
From the sound of things, "Paradise" is a congenial kind of place. Barry Wedgle, a name Dante would hardly have used, leads his band through an amiable array of musical pie…
The air filled with the intoxicating fragrance of flowering jasmine and roses.... so read the program notes in Joshua Simon’s "Living the Life at the North Sea Festival." T…
Secretos de la Guitarra or ‘Secrets of the Guitar’ is the ninth album of Argentinian multi-instrumentalist and composer, Pedro Menendez. His music is a whirlwind of the inf…
Urban Landscapes is exactly what it purports to be. Newyorkestra Big Band offers a variety of original sketches of the Great City. The band gives us pause to glimpse New Yo…
One wonders why they call themselves ByProduct. If someone called me a ‘by-product’, I’d probably look them straight in the eye and say, oh yeah? By-product is by definitio…