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JazzNew ReleaseReviews

CD Release: Fred Hersch, Breath By Breath

Personal responses to music assume numerous forms based on individual experiences or the spirit of the music. Celebratory music inspires dancing; spiritual music, prayer; blues, relief from pain; crooning, romance; dirges, grief; percussiveness, acoustic communication, sometimes coded; Muzak, manufactured calming relief from uncomfortable silence; rock, energy; free music, freedom; marches, …

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JazzNew ReleaseReviews

CD Release: Graham Dechter, Major Influence

Amid an abundance of first-rate young jazz guitarists, Graham Dechter’s third album, Major Influence, with its swinging irresistibility, provides another reason for his broader recognition. Influenced by a previous generation’s straight-ahead guitarists like Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery and Grant Green, Dechter’s performance on Major Influence projects not only …

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ConcertsJazzNewsShows / Touring

Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience FT Paquito D’Rivera 9/13 & 9/27 BlueNote. NYC.

TICKETS HERE The musicians are drawn from the high-caliber pool of New York-based talent that frequent the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and All-Star groups, such as trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Sharel Cassity, Brazilian pianist/vocalist Abelita Mateus, drummer Tommy Campbell, percussionist Roger Squitero and featuring Paquito D’Rivera. They perform with energy, …

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