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Cyrille Aimee: “Let’s Get Lost” (Mack Avenue, 2016)

Vocalist Cyrille Aimee certainly has quite a pedigree: She was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2010 and won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Prize in 2012. She has...
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Ches Smith Trio: The Bell (ECM, 2016)

“Avant garde” jazz, or more generally “avant garde music” can be a scary label, one that can send mainstream ears scurrying for cover amid fears of harsh dissonance and...
National Scene

And the Grammy Goes to… Jazz Artists

  The 58th Grammy Awards are history, and for nominees from the world of jazz, in jazz and other categories, it was a pretty good year. Perhaps the biggest...
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Sophisticated Ladies: Piano Gems of the Past Year

Claire Ritter, Deanna Witkowski and Janice Friedman are not household names on the piano jazz circuit. But like the best ingredients, their taste and intrigue far outshines their notoriety....
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Colors of the Soul (2015): The Dean Sorenson Sextet

Long-time jazz educator, head of Jazz Studies at the University of Minnesota, renowned arranger for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and more, Dean Sorenson is also an accomplished trombonist and...