Um, It’s Because It’s Fun, aka Why Bryan and the Haggards are my new Favorite Band

Last year I was at a performance/master class that the Hal Galper Trio stay tuned for my upcoming review of their latest CD in a forthcoming issue of Downbeat and one of the questions one of the members asked to the audience - maybe it was bassist Jeff Johnson - was "do you all remember …

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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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