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The Acoustic Jazz Quartet - Organic
by Michael Bettine, Jazz Review

The Acoustic Jazz Quartet is a pleasantly swinging affair. The music mixes up easy swing, bossa-nova, ballads, and soft boppish tunes. The players are all high caliber. Saxophonist David Sills has a pleasant, full tone and delivers some very melodic ... read more

Gary Hobbs - Of My Times
by Lynn Darroch, Oregonian

In the course of a year, drummer and composer Gary Hobbs cycles through multiple musical personalities. Big band drummer, clinician for high schools and colleges, sideman with a variety of groups and a leader of his own, Hobbs goes from ... read more

Jon Hamar - Idyl Wild
by George Fendel, Jazz Society of Oregon

The versatile bassist Jon Hamar has established himself as one of Seattle?s first call bass players over the last few years. For this rather unusual session, he leads a quartet with two saxophones, bass and drums. One of the saxmen, Rich Perry, has ... read more

Scenes - Rinnova
by Kyle O'Brien, Oregon Jazz Scene

John Stowell, Jeff Johnson and John Bishop have been playing together as Scenes for nearly a decade, and the group continues to evolve and develop as a trio rather than a collection of players. It\'s not about showcasing one instrument or even one ... read more

Rich Thompson - Less Is More
by C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz

Rich Thompson is, or course, a drummer and educator best known as a recent drummer with the Count Basie orchestra. He assembles quite the spanking band on Less is More, filling his trumpet chair with Terell Stafford, who helps turn this collection ... read more


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