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Scott DuBois – Autumn Wind (2017)

Scott DuBois – Autumn Wind (2017)

DuBois’s desire to blur the lines between creative jazz, chamber music and folk forms is a quest others before him have taken on, but the challenge of putting it all together both coherently and provocatively is where many have fallen short. Not so with ‘Autumn Wind,’ it excels at that.

Scott DuBois – Winter Light (2015)

Scott DuBois – Winter Light (2015)

With his composing pen, leadership and guitar, Scott DuBois has painted a Monet with ‘Winter Light’.

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Bird Calls (2015)

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Bird Calls (2015)

Here is a review of ‘Bird Calls,’ a creative tribute by alto sax great Rudresh Mahanthappa to his primary inspiration Charlie Parker.

Manu Katché, “Pieces of Emotion” from Live In Concert (2015): One Track Mind

Studio or live, ECM or ACT record label, it’s that same, damned good Manu Katché music.

Rudresh Mahanthappa – Gamak (2013)

Amazon.com Widgets When discussing the release his last album Samdhi, saxophone extraordinaire Rudresh Mahanthappa described his music as “a place where Western elements and Indian elements can mingle very easily and very freely and results in something that, hopefully, hadn’t been heard before.”

Esbjörn Svensson Trio – 301 (2012)

Damn … damn! That’s the kind of reaction I have when hearing an artist who left us with still a lot remaining to give.

Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando (2012)

The use of modern rhythms, imaginative arrangements, strong material and just plain, old fashioned butt-kicking virtuosity powers Vijay Iyer’s ‘Accelerando’ to greatness.

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