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Tom Tallitsch – Gratitude (2016)

Tom Tallitsch – Gratitude (2016)

With a classic tenor sax tone, top drawer backing band and great tunes and arrangements all present in ‘Gratitude’, it’s just hard to go wrong with this record.

Joe Magnarelli – Three On Two (2015)

Joe Magnarelli – Three On Two (2015)

The way trumpet ace Joe Magnarelli’s band members interact each other so well makes ‘Three On Two’ a gratifying way to experience mainstream jazz.

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.

Rudresh Mahanthappa, “Chillin’,” from Bird Calls (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Rudresh Mahanthappa, “Chillin’,” from Bird Calls (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek of Rudresh Mahanthappa’s “Chillin’,” from his upcoming February 2015 release ‘Bird Calls.’

Tom Tallitsch – Ride (2014)

Two years after Heads of Tales , a searing date backed by Jared Gold, Mark Ferber and David Allen, tenor saxman Tom Tallitsch returns with another strong crew for Ride

Bill Frisell – Big Sur (2013)

Bill Frisell – Big Sur (2013)

The progenitor of Americana jazz makes music that’s most directly inspired by a scenic crown jewel of Americana itself.

Tia Fuller – Angelic Warrior (2012)

Saxophonist, flautist and composer Tia Fuller has stated that “the Beyoncé gig has helped me to really appreciate the artistry and freedom that we have in jazz,” a conclusion borne out of five years performing in the pop diva’s band.

Jerome Sabbagh – Plugged In (2012)

For his fifth album, the French tenor saxman Jerome Sabbagh went “electric” and not only amplified the sounds but also succeeded in amplifying his musical message.

Half Notes: Ralph Bowen – Total Eclipse (2012)

The cover for Ralph Bowen’s newest release Total Eclipse is a picture of a “ring of fire” solar exclipse, much like the one that provided a spectacular show for residents of the U.S. Southwest on Monday.

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