Charlie Ballantine – Cold Coffee (self-released)

Restless, careening and dense with information, it’s hard to imagine bebop developing anywhere other than New York City. Most contemporary jazz continues to reflect the environment of that hub, teeming with intricate grooves and maniacal precision. Guitarist-composer Charlie Ballantine, on the other hand, hails from Indiana. His new trio recording, Cold Coffee, conveys a Midwestern

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