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Chris Donnelly – ‘Metamorphosis’ Review

[yasr_overall_rating] “What goes around comes around” is the best way to describe jazz pianist Chris Donnelly’s latest CD, Metamorphosis. With this release, the Canadian composer and improviser wanted to experiment

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Chinua Hawk – ‘A Beautifully Complicated Life’ Review

[yasr_overall_rating] Simplicity and class are what make Chinua Hawk’s A Beautifully Complicated Life an absolute must-listen-to record. In his fourth CD consisting of cover songs and original material, the award-winning

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Charlie Played Cello – ‘Red’ review

[yasr_overall_rating] If you’re looking to rock out to infectious melodies and catchy rhythms, then Charlie Played Cello’s debut EP, Red, is right up your alley. Known as CPC to their

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Cecily Kate – ‘Standards’

[yasr_overall_rating] Singalong show tunes and classics from the Great American Songbook are delivered with a twist on Cecily Kate’s latest album, Standards. The New Zealand native grew up in New

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Zak Bagans vs Praga Khan ‘NecroFusion’ album review

Zak Bagans, known for investigating and getting locked down in some of the creepiest places in the world on Ghost Adventures, joined forces with Praga Khan of Lords of Acid

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UNK: The Radha Thomas Ensemble – ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’

[yasr_overall_rating] No one in their right mind would ever associate India with jazz music. But after listening to UNK’s I Only Have Eyes For You, you’ll definitely be changing your

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Jeff Holmes Quartet – ‘Of One’s Own’

[yasr_overall_rating] What do you get when you bring together four incredibly gifted musicians who have worked with the jazz scene’s most elite artists? In this case, it’s the recording debut

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John Pizzarelli – ‘Double Exposure’

[yasr_overall_rating] Some may say that John Pizzarelli will always live in the shadow of his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. However, throughout the years, John has been establishing himself as

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Jazz Punks – ‘SmashUps’

[yasr_overall_rating] With a name like Jazz Punks, you’d expect to hear a band desecrating jazz standards that have stood the test of time and reducing them to head banging nonsense

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Bob Dylan takes a dark turn with ‘Tempest’

[yasr_overall_rating] Bob Dylan never relaxes for a minute. He’s constantly touring and manages to release a new studio album or an addition to his Bootleg Series every other year, despite

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