Out this week: the must hear album from Rivers/Holland/Altschul

As publicists who send me review copies can attest, unless I'm working with a magazine deadline, I rarely write CD reviews close to an album's release date (I'm finishing up one such review today, in fact) - usually it's a few weeks late.  On rare occasions, I'll review one far in advance - which from …

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Jon Irabagon’s Foxy and “Jazz Masculinity”

Jon Irabagon, Foxy (Hot Cup 102) The cover of Foxy, the scintillating new disc from saxophonist Jon Irabagon, immediately forces its viewer to think of Sonny Rollins. ...Ok, check that, only if the viewer is previously aware of Way Out West, but let's hold a discussion of semiotics, the responsibility of the reader and constellations …

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