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Jon Irabagon’s Outright! – Unhinged (2012)

Jon Irabagon’s Outright! – Unhinged (2012)

It was only four years ago when saxophonist Jon Irabagon made his first splash as a solo artist with Outright!. Since then, he’s gone from obscure to being one of the most prolific tenor saxophonists working in NYC today

Jon Irabagon – I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But The Blues, Volume 2: Appalachian Haze (2012)

Jon Irabagon – I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But The Blues, Volume 2: Appalachian Haze (2012)

Jon Irabagon is jazz’s merry subversive, often turning long-held jazz precepts inside out while paying respects to many of tradition’s icons.

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord – No New Tunes (2012)

The daring guitarist/composer Jon Lundbom is back at it again, meting out intense, unpredictable guerrilla jazz with his Big Five Chord quintet. No New Tunes follows up on last year’s Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers!

Hot Club of Detroit – Junction (2012)

Jon Irabagon adds a series of new twists, turns and new ideas to the fourth album from Hot Club of Detroit. His arrival, however, signals a period significant change for the Django-inspired gypsy jazz group.

Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Forty Fort (2010)

Frank Zappa brought the question up — “does humor belong in music?” — after many years of providing the answer every time he took out his black dot-writing pen or stepped onto the stage.

Mary Halvorson Quintet – Bending Bridges (2012)

“Bending Bridges,” reveals Mary Halvorson, “is a title I came up with in a semi-conscious state”, the same as how most of the titles in her songs come about.

Noah Haidu – Slipstream (2011)

Posi-Tone Records, the label that has done more than anyone else lately in putting out records by the brightest new talent in mainstream and modern jazz, introduced the pianist and composer Noah Haidu to the world last week. Slipstream went on sale March 22, a debut that doesn’t present mere potential, but an accomplished jazz ace making hard-bop in anRead More

Nathaniel Smith – Nathaniel Smith Quartet (2010)

Nathaniel Smith – Nathaniel Smith Quartet (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Missoula, Montana’s own Nathaniel Smith has had a career as a jazz drummer and composer that took him from a mountain valley in the Rockies eastward to Appleton, Wisconsin’s Lawrence University (where Smith got to perform with the visiting Dave Holland and Maria Schneider), briefly west to San Francisco to study with percussionist Michael Spiro, andRead More

One Track Mind: Mary Halvorson "Sea Seizure (No. 19)" (2010)

One Track Mind: Mary Halvorson "Sea Seizure (No. 19)" (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron I don’t pay a great deal of attention to what other jazz critics say about records as I probably should; chalk it up to laziness, I suppose. But even my lazy ass couldn’t help but notice all the interest in media circles buzzing around guitarist Mary Halvorson’s record released earlier this month, Saturn Sings. The jazzRead More

Jon Irabagon featuring Barry Altschul – Foxy (2010)

Jon Irabagon featuring Barry Altschul – Foxy (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron When Jon Irabagon signed with the mighty Concord Records after bagging the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition for saxophone, you might assume that he would have left behind his wild side to become a more “serious” player. But his continued involvement in the gangsta jazz group Mostly Other People Do The Killing quickly dispelled anyRead More

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