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Ben Wendel, The Seasons

Ben Wendel—saxophonist, bassoonist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, social media innovator, writer of movie scores, artistic council founder, member of numerous bands, musical group leader, musical visionary—has developed one of the year’s most fascinating jazz albums. The Seasons, three years in refinement, had been available in its original form on YouTube. …

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Larry Reni Thomas’ Top Ten Jazz 2017

  SMOKIN IN SEATTLE—Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes Montgomery—Resonance Records ALTO MANHATTAN—Steve Slagle—Panorama DREAMS AND DAGGERS—Cecile McLorin Salvant—Mack Avenue FOR THE LOVE OF YOU—Jacques Lesure—WJ3 LIVE FROM STERN GROVE FESTIVAL—Pacific Mambo Orchestra—PMO SERENADE FOR HORACE—Louis Hayes—Blue Note IN THE MOMENT—Johnny O’Neal—Smoke Sessions LET’S GROOVE—Cory Weeds—Cellar Live LATIN JAZZ PROJECT VOL. …

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REVIEW: “Songbook” by Giuseppe Millaci & Vogue Trio delivers a solid debut

Belgium based jazz musician Giuseppe Millaci (29 years old) presents an ambitious and polished debut with the release of his album ‘Songbook’. Giuseppe Millaci bass / Amaury Faye piano / Lionel Beuvens drums. From its opening number ‘Nostalgia Op.1’, a tantalising prologue, the act’s superior standard of composition, performance and production values is …

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