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Get Up! – Bob Mintzer Big Band

Tenor saxophonist, composer and educator Bob Mintzer has recently released his newest recording “Get Up!” on MCG Jazz. The live, primarily funk and R&B influenced recording was recorded last year and came to my attention only a month ago. Prior to it’s release I had witnessed the social media push for “Get Up!” and was immediately curious. […]

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The Thompson Fields – Maria Schneider Orchestra

Composer Maria Schneider has recently released her newest recording with the orchestra that bears her name. The critically acclaimed Maria Schneider is not your grandfather’s big band! The eclectic mix of sounds which comprises this large ensemble reflects the artistic aesthetic at the core of the ensemble. Schneider’s arrangements while written meticulously and executed with […]

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Arie Erev - Featuring Joel Frahm

Ari Erev – Featuring Joel Frahm

Pianist and Composer Ari Erev has recently released his self produced CD "A Handful of Changes." The recording features Erev on piano, Gilad Dobrecky on percussion, Arie Volinez and Tal Ronen on bass, Eitan Itzcovich on drums and Ofer Shapiro on alto saxophone and clarinet.  Most notably Joel Frahm appears on both tenor and soprano saxophone. What […]

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Amanda Ruzza – This Is What Happened

Amanda Ruzza – This Is What Happened

Bassist and composer Amanda Ruzza has recently released her newest CD “This Is What Happened.” The hard driving, funk ridden collection of 7 songs features Ruzza on her electric bass and an equally talented cast of New York’s finest. Ruzza is joined by Mauicio Zottarelli on drums, Alex Nolan on guitar, Mamiko Watanabe on Rhodes, […]

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Posi-Tone Recordings

  Posi-Tone Records continues to feature new, young and talented jazz saxophonists. Most recently two such talents have released their newest efforts on CD. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” and Brandon Wright’s “Journey Man” represent just two of the fine recordings available from Posi-Tone. Tom Tallitsch’s “Heads or Tales” Press Release reads: “Tom Tallitsch unleashes […]

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Ralph Bowen – Total Eclipse

Ralph Bowen – Total Eclipse

Heads up SaxShed.com readers! Ralph Bowen has done it again. You can check out the newest release “Total Eclipse” from Posi-tone Records on May 29, 2012.  The press release below tells a bit about Ralph’s newest release “Total Eclipse”: “Saxophonist Ralph Bowen reaches for new vistas andsu rpasses himself with his latest release "Total Eclipse." […]

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