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Jessica Williams - Songs For A New Century
by Scott Yanow, JAZZIZ

One of the giants of the jazz piano since her solo breakthrough in the late 1980s, Jessica Williams has technique on the level of Oscar Peterson, a wit inspired by Thelonious Monk, a solid sense of swing and a very fertile imagination. She gives the ... read more

Clipper Anderson - The Road Home
by John Barron, The Jazz Word

A flowing, uninhibited approach could describe Clipper Anderson\'s bass playing. With impressive technical flourishes and lyrical phrasing, the Seattle veteran stands front-and-center on his trio release The Road Home. Joined by equally dynamic band ... read more

Deep Blue Organ Trio - Folk Music
by Critics Pick, Democrat & Chronicle

Don't let the title fool you. This is mellow-soul, Hammond B3-guitar-drums jazz of the highest order. (I suspect the title is a reference to a famous Louis Armstrong quote: "All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song.") ... read more

Brad Goode - Polytonal Dance Party
by Paul Abella, Chicago jazz.com

Since Brad Goode left Chicago a few years back, he's been on a tear, recording three CD's in three years. His latest, on Origin Records, is by far the best of the bunch. Finally, with the aid of a band willing to play his tunes the way that he ... read more

Dan Cray - Meridies
by Dan Healy, Chicago Jazz Magazine

Judging especially from the liner notes, life change and forward motion are a major theme of Dan Cray?s new quartet CD, Meridies. As a virtuosic pianist who has recently made the journey from Chicago to New York, the sidemen selection seems only ... read more


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