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Patrick Cornelius – Maybe Steps

Patrick Cornelius – Maybe Steps

Alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius has recently released “Maybe Steps” on Posi-Tone Records. In addition to Cornelius on alto saxophone, the jazz recording features Peter Slavov, bass; Miles Okazaki, guitar; Gerald Clayton, piano; Kendrick Scott, drums; and Assen Doykin, piano on track 9. Although I could only offer a partial listening as of this writing, it […]

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Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece – Duotone

Saxophonist Ken Fowser and vibraphonist Behn Gillece have recently released “Duotone” on Posi-Tone Records. Every once in a while, I will be presented with a recording for review where my relationship with the artist(s) is more personal. This is the case with “Duotone” by Ken Fowser and Behn Gillece. Perhaps a bit of explanation is […]

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Sean Nowell – Stockholm Swingin’

Sean Nowell – Stockholm Swingin’

From the opening notes of Blues On The Corner to the final audience applause following Walking The Path, Sean Nowell does not disappoint. Nowell possesses a big, beefy, traditional tenor sound reminiscent of early Sonny Rollins and other legendary tenor saxophonists of the 20th century. His hard-swinging lines on his opening choruses of Blues On […]

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Christian Artmann – Uneasy Dreams

Christian Artmann – Uneasy Dreams

Flautist Christian Artmann has released his recording “Uneasy Dreams.” The recording features Jeff Hirshfield, drums; Johannes Weidenmueller, bass; Rubens Salles, piano; Elena McEntire, voice and Luiz Claudio on percussion. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Systems 2, Brooklyn, NY in October 2010 and March 2011. First of all, Christian Artmann is a wonderful jazz […]

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Yaala Ballin – On the Road

Yaala Ballin – On the Road

Jazz Vocalist Yaala Ballin has recently released “On the Road” through Gallery Records.  Zaid Nasser on alto saxophone is one of the featured soloists. Chris Byars is also featured on tenor saxophone. The rhythm section includes Vahagn Haytapertyan, piano; Ari Roland, bass and Keith Balia on drums. “On the Road” features 11 songs, many of […]

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Mike Prigodich – A Stitch In Time

Mike Prigodich – A Stitch In Time

Keyboardist/Composer is soon to release “A Stitch In Time” from Mexican Mocha Music. The official release date is set for July 26th, 2011. Prigodich may not be a household name in the jazz-fusion world to date but he is bound to make a lot of noise with “A Stitch In Time.” He is joined by […]

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John Escreet – The Age We Live In

John Escreet – The Age We Live In

Keyboardist John Escreet has recently released “The Age We Live In” on Mythology Records. Escreet has put together and eclectic and energized ensemble consisting of David Binney, alto saxophone, electronics; Wayne Krantz, guitar; and Marcus Gilmore, drums & percussion. Additional musicians credited are Tim Lefebvre, bass; Brad Mason, trumpet/Max Seigel, trombone and strings by Christian […]

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Nick Hempton – The Business

Nick Hempton – The Business

Native Australian saxophonist Nick Hempton has recently released “The Business” on Posi-tone Records. Hempton plays both alto and tenor saxophone as well as having composed all but one of the tunes on his second release. Hempton is joined by fellow bandmates Art Hirahara, piano; Yotam Silberstein; guitar; Marco Panascia; bass and Dan Aran on drums. […]

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Brent Canter – Urgency Of Now

Brent Canter – Urgency Of Now

Relative newcomer Brent Canter has released “Urgency Of Now” on Posi-tone Records. Canter is a guitarist who hails from Los Angeles and is also a former student of legendary guitarist Kenny Burrell. Adam Klipple and Pat Bianchi join him here on organ as well as Jordan Perlson on drums. Many saxophonists will also be delighted […]

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Stan Killian - Unified

Stan Killian – Unified

Texas-born turned New York-based tenor saxophonist Stan Killian has recently released “Unified” on Sunnyside Records. Killian has composed all of the tunes here except one penned by pianist Benito Gonzalez. Gonzalez and Killian are the single constant pairing in the recording where they are joined by a host of talented musicians who make up the […]

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