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Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights from Sunnyside Records

Piano virtuoso Kenny Barron fell in love with the sound of Brazilian music when he heard Sérgio Mendes on the radio in 1965. A...

David Phillips & Freedance: Confluence from Innova Recordings

Confluence, the fourth release from Dave Phillips as group leader, is true to its name: it’s a point of juncture for a broad spectrum...

Michel Reis: Hidden Meaning from Double Moon Records

What we might interpret to be the hidden meaning in music - and we all interpret it differently - could very well depend less...

Chris Clark Quintet: Cedar Wisely from Songlines Recordings

Perhaps you’re looking to turn down the lights tonight and load your stereo with a jazz album capable of providing closure to your evening....

Curtis Hasselbring: Number Stations from Cuneiform Records

Where better to look for musical inspiration than to inexplicable phenomena. Trombonist and composer Curtis Hasselbring leads his jazz septet, The New Mellow Edwards...

The Kandinsky Effect: Synesthesia on Cuneiform Records

To jazz aficionados and music explorers alike: here is a refreshing new album of electronically-infused jazz worth your attention. The Kandinsky Effect is a...

Stan Killian: Unified / Jeremy Pelt, Roy Hargrove, David Binney

New York-based Stan Killian’s tenor saxophone voice can be described as pensive with influences of Trane, Mobley, Griffin, and Getz. His colors are rich...

Erivelton Silva/Tizian Jost/Paulo Morello: Afternoon in Rio

It’s all about the Brazilian rhythms for this jazz organ trio. Afternoon in Rio's tropical flavors include earthy samba funk, heavily accentuated samba-de-breque, bossa nova,...

Bernt Rosengren Big Band / Horace Parlan, piano and Doug Raney, guitar

Revival of the Big Band musical aesthetic certainly was a goal of Swedish composer/arranger and saxophonist Bernt Rosengren when he formed his big band...

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