Three Sides of the Same Coin

Standing midway between his sax player and flutist, New York-based trombonist James Hall delivers tendrils of texture and thoughtful harmony in his latest CD, “Lattice.” Together with their keyboard and drummer, the quintet presents smart, bright voices in an open conversation with music that sweeps the listener away. “Lattice” is a pastel platter of prettiness.... Continue Reading →

A Cloak of Passion with Baritone E.J. Decker

Oozing with insinuation and dripping with testosterone, the smoldering voice of baritone E.J. Decker is something unusual these days. Many excellent tenor singers make the jazz circuit, but to intentionally and prematurely train one’s naturally bari voice to stretch even further into sub-woofer territory and do it with class and sass requires a rare talent.... Continue Reading →

Cue the Finger Snapping – Bobby Sanabria Pours Love Into “West Side Story Reimagined”

Bandleader, sideman, composer/arranger and superior percussionist Bobby Sanabria has a new project to honor whom he believes is one of America’s greatest composers ever: Leonard Bernstein. Though there have been many versions and interpretations of the musical “West Side Story,” Bobby has “reimagined” the story and the score from a Latin jazz perspective, turning it... Continue Reading →

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