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Jared Gold – Golden Child

Jared Gold – Golden Child

Jazz organist Jared Gold just released his CD Golden Child for Posi-Tone Records on March 27th, 2012. The energetic trio features Gold on organ, guitarist Ed Cherry and Quincy Davis on drums. “Organist Jared Gold sets his standards high and arrives in style with his latest release "Golden Child." Serious listeners will be delighted to […]

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Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen – Upper West Side

Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen – Upper West Side

Thirty-year-old Tenor Saxophonist Harry Allen joins pianist Ehud Asherie on their newest release Upper West Side on Posi-Tone Records. The recent release features Asherie’s piano and Allen’s tenor in a traditional jazz duo setting. The two traditionalists compliment each other on a slew of standards such as It Had to be You, Our Love is […]

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Doug Webb – Swing Shift

Doug Webb – Swing Shift

Tenor Saxophonist Doug Webb recently released Swing Shift on Posi-Tone Records. The recording features Webb on tenor, Stanley Clarke on bass, Gerry Gibbs on drums and three different pianists, Larry Goldings, Joe Bagg and Mahesh Balasoorlya. According to the liner notes, "Swing Shift represents the third record from one fruitful day of recording, in which […]

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Charlie Apicella & Iron City – The Business

Charlie Apicella & Iron City recently released “The Business.” Apicella may not be a household word yet but he has assembled a hard grooving band to play behind his funky and soulful guitar playing. Dave Mattlock is on organ, Alan Korzin plays drums. Stephen Riley is on tenor saxophone and Mayra Casales on percussion. The […]

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Matt Baker – Underground

Matt Baker – Underground

Australian born jazz pianist Matt Baker has recently relocated to New York City where he has immersed himself into the New York underground jazz scene. His experiences have resulted in the release of “Underground” which features Baker on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, Gregory Hutchinson on drums and percussion, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet and Dayna […]

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The Landrus Kaleidoscope – Capsule

The Landrus Kaleidoscope – Capsule

Multi-instrumentalist Brian Landrus and his group The Landrus Kaleidoscope has recently released “Capsule” on BlueLand Records. The contemporary jazz recording features Landrus on baritone saxophone, bass clarinet and bass flute. In addition to the low woodwind voices of Landrus’ playing, he is joined by Michael Cain on keyboards, Nir Felder; guitar, Matthew Parish; bass and […]

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Chris West – Trilogy Disc 2

Chris West – Trilogy Disc 2

Nashville based saxophonist Chris West has recently released his self produced recording “Trilogy.” In addition to West playing all saxophones and winds, he is joined by a large cast of musicians who contribute to the sound of several different ensembles – large and small. Most notably West is joined by fellow saxophonists Don Aliquo and […]

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Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet LIVE!

Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet LIVE!

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin and drummer Jeff Sipe have again teamed up to release “Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet LIVE!” on Ear Up Records. The two Jeffs released “Duet” earlier this year on Compass Records. The newer release on Ear Up features a powerful set of hard driving and funky selections that feature the two Jeffs […]

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Reynolds Jazz Orchestra -The Threepenny Opera

Reynolds Jazz Orchestra -The Threepenny Opera

Reynolds Jazz Orchestra has recently released "The Threepenny Opera"featuring a who's who of modern jazz.  Among my personal favorites is tenor saxophonist Walt Weiskopf. From the Liner Notes: The Threepenny Opera is a classic work of epic theatre, a celebrated collaboration by the composer Kurt Weill and poet, playwright Berthold Brecht that was premiered in […]

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Kenny Shanker – Steppin’ Up

Kenny Shanker – Steppin’ Up

Alto saxophonist and relative newcomer Kenny Shanker has recently released his inaugural CD “Steppin’ Up” on Posi-Tone Records. In addition to Shanker on alto saxophone, this wonderful jazz recording features Lage Lund, guitar; Brian Fishler, drums; Yoshi Waki, bass and both Art Hirahara and Mike Eckroth on piano. Although I could only offer a partial […]

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