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Crossroads: A Review 
Tim Coffman presents a solid set of compositions by noted hard bop heavies, along with three standards and an original. This disc is about celebrating the lineage of mainstream modern jazz. The crisp arrangements are performed with skill and conviction.

 

Live at Barbes: A Review 

My first thought upon putting Live at Barbes in my CD player was, "this sounds like fun." The Four Bags draw an amazing variety of textures and colors out of their four instruments. If you bring a sense for adventure and a sense of humor, The Four Bags can show you a good time.

 

Abstracts: A Review 

Music can have many layers of meaning. Often the composer's intended meaning is spelled out through a title or lyrics, or written about in the liner notes, or depicted in the album art. Other times, the music is simply about music, and it is left to the listener to discern meaning. The latter is the case with Abstracts, the excellent new CD from Jacob Garchik.

 

Fishleather Jacket: A Review 

One aspect of jazz that often lacks the genre’s requisite creativity is instrumentation. Trumpet, sax, trombone, piano, bass, drums, and guitar seem to have the jazz world’s instrumental preferences locked up. A euphonium is rarely seen even in the depths of a large jazz ensemble, much less out in front of a quartet. This is only one of the reasons that jazz euphoniumist Tom Ball’s independently released Fishleather Jacket is so fresh and rewarding.

 

Dreams and Realities: A Review 
Dreams and Realities by the Ansgar Striepens Quintet with guest John Abercrombie is an enjoyable new offering from the German label Laika-Records.

 

Ku-Umba: A Review 
T.E. Priemon is an artist. He uses photographic techniques to interpret musical performances through a concept he has named photonality. His most recent book is entitled “Ku-Umba”, and trombonist Ku-Umba Frank Lacy serves as both the inspiration and visual focus of this particular collection of art.

 

Obscurity by Rick Simerly: A Review 
Recorded in July of 2002, Obscurity features Rick with several of his fellow faculty members from the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Camp, playing a nice mix of originals and jazz standards.

 

Homecoming by John Jensen: A Review 
Musicians often get together with friends for a jam session, and later think, “We should have recorded that!” John Jensen did record it.

 

Maya by David Gibson: A Review 
For those of you with doubts about the future of modern jazz trombone, let Maya by David Gibson assuage your fears.

 

Lonely Town by Alan Kaplan: A Review 
There is a great probability that you have already heard Alan Kaplan's trombone, and an equal probability that you did not know who you were hearing at the time.

 



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