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Band leader composer and saxophonist Tevet Sela has straightforwardly produced some of the most mindful modern jazz in Israel. Indeed, Tevet Sela performs as a soloist/l…
Baron Tymas, Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, is a fluent and inventive guitarist with a gift for composition. Blue…
Drummer Stanton Moore’s "III" is one of the funkiest albums to slide down the pike in many a year. With Robert Walter on a killer Hammond B3 and Will Bernard on a…
"Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives." (Anonymous). Zvonimir Tot (z-VON-e-mere TOTE) made the moves from his home of Vojvodina (the northern province of …
Frøy Aagre has done it again, she has put together a blend of compositions that further demonstrates her skill and talent. But more than showcase her own gifts, they inc…
The cover of Norman Hedman’s new CD, Garden of Forbidden Fruit, features a bold, colorful illustration of a woman in a lush tropical setting, but there’s an unexpect…
Michael Drake continues to amaze and delight with his intimate jazz trumpet talents, and each CD he releases further reveals his enduring sounds. His sound is always cle…
Bobby Lewis defines groove as follows: "to enjoy oneself intensely; to interact harmoniously; a pronounced enjoyable rhythm; and an exciting experience." A musician with "i…
This DVD is "mean" good! Jazz music was meant to be played and heard and "seen" live and this DVD captures exactly what it should. The Messenger was filmed at the…
Like many other noteworthy recordings, Warren Vaché’s recording with the Scottish Ensemble, Don’t Look Back, started with an entirely different objective and deve…