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Yimba Rudo’s self-titled debut is accessible avant-garde jazz

Veteran performers Kevin Norton (vibraphonist), Steve LaSpina (bassist) and Jim Pugliese (drummer) collectively form the avant-garde trio, Yimba Rudo. The name of the group...

Augie Haas re-visions standards with his voice and trumpet

Trumpeter, composer and educator Augie Haas' forthcoming album, "Dream A Little Dream" highlights not only the performer's trumpeting skills, but also showcases his singing...

Pablo Embon’s latest, “Reminiscent Moods” is ambitious and smooth

Pablo Embon is a one-man band. That phrase evokes cartoonish pictures of an overworked person carrying and attempting to play all instruments at once....

Benji Kaplan & Rita Figueiredo mix modern and contemporary narratives on...

Benji Kaplan and Rita Figueiredo are a couple. The two have creative lives that they have developed separately and on occasion, they have allowed...

Mark Morganelli and the Jazz Forum All-Stars bring “Brasil!” to life

Mark Morganelli is a trumpeter and flugelhornist whose fifth album as a leader, "Brasil!" celebrates the music of that country. On "Brasil!" Morganelli plays...

Vocalist Gretje Angell’s debut shines with bold choices and charming talent

Gretje Angell is a singer making her debut with a recording titled "In Any Key." The title is derived from a bit of banter...

Philip Bailey makes impassioned jazz on “Love Will Find A Way”

Philip Bailey, the singer whose smooth tenor and stratospheric falsetto added to the legend of r&b group Earth, Wind & Fire, recently released another...

Patrick Barnitt finds different grooves on “Sway”

Vocalist Patrick Barnitt will release his second album, "Sway" July 5, 2019. The album is full of 13 tribute tunes originally done by recognizable...

“After Hours” by Blind Lemon Pledge brings back the early days...

Due out July 1, 2019 is "After Hours" by Blind Lemon Pledge. The album is subtitled "New pages in the American songbook," and that...

“Swing Out!” by Eyal Vilner Big Band is a triumph of...

Often, songs, regardless of genre, feel as though they have dancing in mind, whether a performer announces as much or not. In the case...