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John Kelman

John Kelman

Looks can be deceiving. One look at the cover of Fred Hess’ latest release, The Long And Short Of It, featuring Fred in conservative attire, looking like a middle-ag…
While output from the mammoth session that resulted in The Mourning Of A Star, El Juicio, and the subject of this review, Birth, was of uneven quality,…
It’s a wonder why more jazz groups just don’t record live. Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio hasn’t put out a studio recording in over ten years and is the better for it; and …
In the short space of less than five years, violinist Jenny Scheinman has burst onto the scene, recording as a guest on nearly twenty-five releases, including such high pro…
Following 2000’s all-acoustic Wood, and 2002’s tribute album, Jaco, Brian Bromberg returns to the smooth jazz territory of his 1998 release, You Know That …
It is a rare thing to find a group that has created its own harmonic language. Oregon is one such group; no matter what they play, no matter what the instrumentation, they …
It would appear that recording for a new label can really invigorate an artist; it happened with Terence Blanchard, whose 2003 Blue Note release, Bounce, is a highli…
For those who subscribe to the opinion that Europeans can’t swing and groove in jazz, they’d be hard pressed to find a better example that refutes this mistaken belief than…
For those who subscribe to the opinion that Europeans can’t swing and groove in jazz, they’d be hard pressed to find a better example that refutes this mistaken belief than…
With a clean sound and economical style, New York-based guitarist Amanda Monaco delivers, with Amanda Monaco 4, in intriguing album of contemporary post bop that is …
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