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John Dworkin

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The Scott Dubois Quintet debut recording Monsoon is consistently irreverent in relation to mainstream jazz ideals - maybe self-consciously so. It’s an unwieldy mix o…
Joe Bonamassa’s latest CD "Had to Cry Today" has no shortage of smokin’, let ‘er rip, blues/rock guitar blowing. Being 27 years old (not too young, but young enough to ment…
Anglo American (AA) is an extremely wide-ranging retrospective of tenor saxophonist Gary Windo, made up of rare and previously unreleased music. Windo had an uncanny…
Brian Charette’s "Digital Honesty" (D.H.) is wildly imaginative, ambitious , and successful. Actually integrating multiple styles into something interesting and original is…
Satoko Fujii Trio’s latest CD "Illusion Suite" (I.S.) is a vast playground of creative music-making styles, performed with clarity, urgency, and vision. This is the 6th rec…
Rob Levit is an accomplished guitarist. Actually, he’s also an accomplished composer, visual artist, educator, and poet/essayist. His new record, "Uncertain Path", is adorn…
Jazz musicians often give lip service to the true interaction between players in their group, but then don't deliver. Not so with the Australian trio of guitarist Stephe…
Africa Before Invasion is Najite Agindotan’s (he calls the group ‘Najite Olokun Prophecy’) love letter to his homeland. A prime example of 20th century African Diasp…
Categorizing the music on the CD re-release of Temporal Analogues of Paradise (TAP) is not an easy task. In light of what’s been previously written, I feel it’s appr…
When the liner notes of a record explain the music contained within in relation to Doctor Abraham Maslow’s "Hierarchy Of Needs" at length, there is likely one of two thi…
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