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Kenny Washington – a personal reflection

Conversationally, he was most engaging and charismatic – a baby-faced authentic New York character who drew me into what became an ongoing sphere of influence, within a few seconds.

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REVIEW: Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel Quartet – London Live

This stimulating and often-stormy set of exciting post-bop jazz does an excellent job of displaying the musical talents of Jeff “Siege” Siegel’s quartet.

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REVIEW: Alchemy Sound Project – Adventures in Time and Space

In reality, the music of Alchemy Sound Project is much better heard than described since a great deal takes place in a subtle, tasteful, and thoughtful manner. The music, which is never obvious, is easy to enjoy and recommended.

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

It is fair to say that there are no dull moments on Jon Irabagon’s Dr. Quixotic’s Traveling Exotics, a stimulating set that will keep listeners constantly guessing what is going to happen next.

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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

Mr. Binney is a prolific musician who also releases music on his own Mythology Records, as well as appears on numerous other recordings by many other artists.

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Review: Common Quartet, THE HIVE

In an age where access to all types of media and information is voluminous, it can be easy to overlook something unique or new.