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11
Jul
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Eliane Elias Still Lighting Fires

Eliane Elias has been recording one great album after another going back to 1986. I remember first hearing about her when she was a member of Steps Ahead and was featured on their self titled classic from 1983. But it wasn’t until her first solo recording titled Illusions where I really took notice of her artistry and became an instant fan. Read moreRead more

6
Jul
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The Traneumentary: Robert Glasper

Pianist Robert Glasper is regarded as one of the most exciting players in jazz today. Robert’s approach to melodic playing, unpredictable improvisations, vast chord textures, use of space and varying rhythms are at the core of his style. Read moreRead more

6
Jul
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Q&A: Houston Person

The soulful tenor sax of Houston Person is always pleasant on the ears. Whether he is fronting his own group, blowing a groovin’ solo or playing alongside and supporting the late Etta Jones, Houston’s uncanny gift of being able to send any note right smack into your heart is something only few can do. Read moreRead more

24
Jun
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Jazz Backstage: Charlie Haden

The legendary bassist and bandleader Charlie Haden has had no shortage of excellent work lately. Read moreRead more