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Breathe, Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith

The legendary Hammond B-3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has recorded over thirty albums as a leader, but his favorite setting to document his creativity is live. “It’s so hard to …

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Rogue, Tom Botting Quintet

Tom Botting

Released February 5, 2021 Tom Botting | Bass/Compositions Jake Baxendale | Saxophone Callum Allardice | Guitar Daniel Hayles | Piano Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa | Drums Recorded by Chris Buckland and Alistair …

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Earth Voices, Amanda Tosoff

Amanda Tosoff

Merging the deep, powerful messages of poetry with adventurous modern jazz, Toronto-based pianist/composer Amanda Tosoff leads a hybrid ensemble with strings and seven rotating vocalists on Earth Voices, the follow-up …

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Da Fé, Dan Blake

Dan Blake

Pondering the existential crises that face humanity today – global climate catastrophe, poverty, hunger – can be overwhelming, especially when compounded with the more mundane trials we face every day. …

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Metamorphism, Russ Lossing

Russ Lossing

Musicians Russ Lossing – piano Loren Stillman – alto and soprano saxophone John Hébert – bass Michael Sarin – drums Lossing’s latest recording, Metamorphism, is an extension of his continually …

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Classic Christmas, Lauren Henderson

Lauren Henderson

Henderson’s eclectic vocal influences brings a new perspective to the Classic Christmas songs. With her Afro-Latin influences, she produces a distinct yet versatile sound. Lauren’s diverse musical background is rooted …

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Ascension, Sanja Markovic

Sanja Markovic

Ascension, Sanja Markovic “With Ascension, vocalist/saxophonist Sanja Markovic has crafted a detailed and artistic collection of compositions which forge new directions in contemporary musical design. Her vision, realized through music, …

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ARTEMIS, Artemis

Artemis

ARTEMIS, Artemis The band’s debut album is a superb nine-song set that features material composed and/or arranged by each of the band’s six instrumentalists. ARTEMIS unfurls with a dynamic flow, …

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Omega, Immanuel Wilkins

Immanuel Wilkins

Omega, Immanuel Wilkins After making a striking appearance on Joel Ross’ KingMaker, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins delivers an expansive opus about the Black experience in America on his own debut …

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Bounce

Michael Wolff

Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Wolff has confirmed a February 7th, 2020 release date for his joyful new album, ‘Bounce’. Exuberant, beautiful and able to convey a range of emotions, ‘Bounce’ …

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A Message for Mobley

Bob Reynolds

“Classic and modern at the same time.” This is not a Hank Mobley tribute. Don’t take that the wrong way – I’m a big admirer of Hank’s work, but the …