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Florian Hoefner Group – Luminosity (2016)

Florian Hoefner Group – Luminosity (2016)

They say the third time is the charm, and pianist/composer Florian Hoefner’s third album ‘Luminosity’ has charm, freshness, dynamism and more.

Bjørn Solli – Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Watch out for Bjørn Solli’s ‘Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1’ (out May 4, 2015), conceived on a small island in South Norway and birthed with a crackerjack band in NYC.

Exclusive stream: Helen Sung, “Brother Thelonious” from Anthem For A New Day (2014)

A past winner of the Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition, Helen Sung knows her way around eighty-eight keys, and after five well-received albums, this NYC residing, Houston, Texas native is bringing her talents to the Concord Music label.

Brent Canter – Urgency Of Now (2011)

With a tone resembling Kurt Rosenwinkel’s but with the soft touch of Jim Hall, Brent Canter’s soulful maneuverings display the lessons he learned first hand from Kenny Burrell. And by the way, who won this year’s ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award? That’s right, Brent Canter.

Dave Juarez – Round Red Light (2011)

For a musician who has devoted his life since early childhood toward his craft and studied for many years as well as earning his stripes in the bars of the great jazz cities of the world, the release of that first album has to be a feeling of relief, elation and accomplishment.

BANN (Seamus Blake/Jay Anderson/Oz Noy/Adam Nussbaum) – As You Like (2011)

BANN (Seamus Blake/Jay Anderson/Oz Noy/Adam Nussbaum) – As You Like (2011)

photo: Jazz Eyes Records by S. Victor Aaron BANN is a jazz supergroup of sorts, consisting of saxophonist Seamus Blake, bassist Jay Anderson, guitarist Oz Noy and drummer Adam Nussbaum. We know how supergroups can be hit-or-miss affairs; either egos clash and the different voices don’t click together, or they come together naturally to create something that can be veryRead More

Quickies: Josh Nelson, Steve Allee, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Hunter/Bobby Previte

by S. Victor Aaron It’s been hard to get my head out of the jazz idiom lately. That hadn’t limited the variety in my listening that much, since “jazz” covers so much musical ground. For this go-around of Quickies, the first two selections aren’t all that dissimilar but then the style goes to way-back for the third one then way-forwardRead More

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