A Few Last Minute Additions to the Best of 2011 List

In the waning hours of 2011 I thought I'd hit you with my final additions to the jazz CDs that I really really liked this year: Discs I haven't written about: Chris Dingman, Waking Dreams - Joining the vibist Dingman are alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist Joe Sanders, and …

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3 New Discs From Posi-Tone, Part 1: Benjamin Drazen’s Inner Flights

Thanks to the good folks at Posi-Tone records I've been receiving their new releases after reviewing Ralph Bowen's latest in the April issue of Downbeat.  Except for the work done by saxophonist Sean Nowell for the label (who happens to be a friend of a friend and a super nice guy) I was pretty unfamiliar …

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