Re-up on Shubh Saran: “Becoming”

"Becoming” is 2020’s answer to fresh sounds coming from Shubh Saran & Friends. The EP has five outstanding tracks that paint bold and sweet emotions with extremely creative chord modulations (the title track). “Storm” is a beautiful mass of entangled rhythms, and “Dust” makes amazing use of melodies in unison, bleeds itself of a sense... Continue Reading →

Fingers Fly, Solos Soar – Teymur Phell Turns Up “Master Volume”

Excitement rolls in like a drum from the very opening of Teymur Phell’s first-ever release titled “Master Volume.” In this generously portioned album of all-original songs, Phell has assembled a sparkling group of artists who mesh their different flavors together with admirable skill. The high-energy track “Zero to Sixty” spotlights Phell’s amazing technical expertise to... Continue Reading →

Depth, Clarity and a Funny Little Thing Called “Manouche” – Dario Napoli’s “Joie de Vivre”

What Django Reinhardt started let no man (or woman) put asunder. Gypsy jazz (sometimes called “Manouche” after Django’s ethnic roots) is a hotbed of intensity recalling the vibe in clubs from 1930’s Paris that has come into its own with excellent jazz practitioners. Speaking of which, Dario Napoli leads Modern Manouche and their latest album,... Continue Reading →

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