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REVIEW: Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel Quartet – London Live

[Photo courtesy of artist] Artist: Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel Quartet Album: London Live © Copyright 2018 – Jeff Siegel Label – Artists Recording Collective (ARC) Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Drummer and composer Jeff “Siege” Siegel has had a busy career ever since he became part of the New York jazz scene in […]

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REVIEW: Alchemy Sound Project – Adventures in Time and Space

[Photograph is courtesy of AlchemySoundProject.com] Artist: Alchemy Sound Project Album: Adventures in Time and Space © Copyright 2018 – Alchemy Sound Project Label – Artists Recording Collective (ARC) Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – The members of the Alchemy Sound Project first teamed up during a seminar held by the Jazz Composers Orchestra […]

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Review: Jon Irabagon – Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics

Artist: Jon Irabagon Album: Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics © Copyright 2018 – Irabbagast Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Jon Irabagon is probably best-known as the saxophonist with the unique band Mostly Other People Do The Killing. With that band, and often on his own projects, Mr. Irabagon shows both his mastery of […]

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Review: Satoko Fujii, FUKUSHIMA

Artist: SATOKO FUJII ORCHESTRA NEW YORK Album: FUKUSHIMA © Copyright 2017 – Libra Records 214-044 Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Composer-pianist-bandleader Satoko Fujii is considered a giant of the avant-garde. Prior to launching her very prolific career, she attended Berklee (College of Music) and the New England Conservatory of Music where her […]

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Commentary 02.25.18

Jazz Artistry Now Editorial Commentary 02.25.18 Jazz Artistry Now – As we approach concluding the second decade of the 21st Century, I am coming to another place of appreciation for the information available to humanity via digital technologies and the Internet. The Internet changed the music industry in some of the ways people make money […]

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Review: As Is, HERE’S TO LIFE

Artist: AS IS Album: HERE’S TO LIFE © Copyright 2017 – Stacey and Alan Schulman Self-Released Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – “As Is” is the name of the musical partnership of singer Stacey Shulman and her husband guitarist Alan Schulman. Stacey has been a professional vocalist since she was nine and has […]

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Review: Rez Abbasi, UNFILTERED UNIVERSE

Artist: Rez Abbasi Album: Unfiltered Universe © Copyright 2017 – Rez Abbasi Whirlwind Recordings WR 4713 Reviewed By Scott Yanow Jazz Artistry Now – Guitarist Rez Abbasi has had an original voice on his instrument since the beginning of his career. Born in Pakistan, he moved with his parents to Los Angeles when he was […]

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Preview: “The Time Verses” by David Binney

David Binney | Label: Criss Cross Jazz – – – Jazz Artistry Now – We are excited about reviewing saxophonist/composer, David Binney‘s release, The Time Verses (Criss Cross Jazz 1392 CD). Look for it soon. JAN Preview Mr. Binney is a prolific musician who also releases music on his own Mythology Records, as well as appears on […]

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Review: Common Quartet, THE HIVE

  Artist: Common Quartet Album: The Hive © Copyright 2017 – Common Quartet Stop Time Records – 888295437349 Reviewed By Christopher Burnett Jazz Artistry Now – In an age where access to all types of media and information is voluminous, it can be easy to overlook something unique or new. For artists, the dilemma can […]