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Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet

Intents and Purposes (Enja) On the charmingly unassuming Intents and Purposes, guitarist Rez Abbasi and…

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Holiday Road

Hearing Billie Holiday isn’t just singer José James’ first musical memory. It’s his first memory…

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On the Sunny Side

Digging the upbeat sounds of Jacky Terrasson. By Michael Roberts Photos by Philippe Levy-Stab When…

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Dario “Rainote” Chiazzolino

Paint Your Life (Tu Kool) Italy boasts one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the world today. While veteran trumpet players Enrico Rava and Paolo Fresu and pianists Enrico Pieranunzi and…

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Joe Sample and NDR Bigband

Children of the Sun (PRA) When funk/jazz trombonist Nils Landgren asked Joe Sample to compose…

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Back to Brazil

To say that acclaimed Brazilian vocalist Eliane Elias was feeling nostalgic as she embarked on…

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Jim Norton Collective

Time Remembered: Compositions of Bill Evans (Origin) It’s a mystery why Bill Evans’ compositions, beyond…

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A Singular Sound

Unlike most young guitarists, Anthony Pirog has fused a wide range of influences — jazz,…

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Back to His Roots

As a member of the multi-platinum ’90 funk-rock jam band Spin Doctors, drummer Aaron Comess…

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Fresh Cut Orchestra

From the Vine (Ropeadope) Pretty much everything about the debut by the Fresh Cut Orchestra,…

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Charles Ruggiero

Boom Bang, Boom Bang! (Rondette Jazz) Charles Ruggiero is a second-generation jazz drummer (his dad,…

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Kenny Wheeler

Songs for Quintet (ECM) Kenny Wheeler, the legendary trumpeter and composer, died last September. Known…

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February 2015

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Abdullah Ibrahim

The Song Is My Story (Sunnyside) Now 80 years old and with an illustrious career…

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January 2015

CLICK ON MAGAZINE COVER to preview our monthly January 2015 Digital Edition. Click on feature…

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