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Tag: Jazz

7 review(s) found with this tag.

Chicago, Barcelona Connections
Summer 2013
The Latin-themed recording is one of the great subgenres of jazz, going back at least as far as Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” and running through the likes of Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca” and the Getz/Gilberto collaboration that brought...
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L.A. Rendezvous
Fall 2011
I have long admired Dr. Argersinger’s work so I was eager to hear his new CD, L.A. Rendezvous. Argersinger (a retired WSU music professor) is a consummate composer of contemporary art music and a superb jazz arranger and composer, so it ...
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Libera
Spring 2010
Some things you expect to find on the Palouse: tractors, football fans, a smattering of laboratories probing the molecular basis of life and the reaches of space. The rural alchemy of agriculture and academia would seem less likely to nurture t...
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Tags: Jazz


One More Mile
Spring 2009
What caught my attention from the first time I heard album was the silky-smooth blending of tonality this jazz quartet presents. The interplay between instruments (soprano sax, piano, bass, and drums) is balanced in such a way that one initially f...
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Sojourner
Winter 2002
Style, phrasing, and rhythmic acuity are hallmarks of a great jazz singer. Julie Silvera displays all of these and more on her debut CD, Sojourner. A graduate of Washington State University with an M.A. in music, Julie cut her "jazz teeth" singin...
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The Dozier-Jarvis-Young Quartet: You Guys From Around Here?
Fall 2006
The photo of the Moscow/Pullman highway which graces the cover of the Dozier-Jarvis-Young Quartet's debut CD release, You Guys From Around Here? brought the memories flooding back, as I settled down to listen to the opening track, "Homecoming." You s...
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Acoustic Jazz Quartet: Organic
Spring 2004
It becomes clearer the longer you listen to Organic that the title of this CD indicates the playing style that the Acoustic Jazz Quartet allows to grow in the middle of its straight-ahead jazz sounds. Most of the numbers begin s...
Categories: Music
Tags: Percussion, Jazz