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Brian Charette’s latest album is a solo organ project titled Beyond Borderline.

(Photo: Anna Yatskevic)

Brian Charette Follows the Muse

While he has supplied conventional, greasy-sounding Hammond B3 organ in straightahead settings—supporting masters like saxophonists George Coleman, Lou Donaldson, Charles…




Umbria Goes Pop

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Eri Yamamoto Trio & Choral Chameleon

Goshu Ondo Suite
(Aum Fidelity)


Stephane Wrembel
Django L’Impressionniste
(Water Is Life)


Lauren Lee
Windowsill
(eyes&ears)


Dave Specter
Blues From The Inside Out
(Delmark)


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Various Artists

If You’re Going To The City: A Tribute To Mose Allison
(Fat Possum)

Eric Alexander
Eric Alexander With Strings
(HighNote)

Dave Specter
Blues From The Inside Out
(Delmark)

Andrés Vial
Gang Of Three
(Chromatic Audio)

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Benny Golson genuinely is excited by the opportunity to write good music in any genre.

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Peripatetic Benny Golson

One of the most successful of this country’s regular across-the-pond commuters is a man with several strings to his metaphorical bow, the talented composer, arranger and saxophonist Benny Golson. It was while playing tenor saxophone with Art Blakey’s 1958 edition of the Jazz Messengers that Golson first made the trip to Europe—and established contacts that were later to prove beneficial. At the time, the Messengers were playing a number of his originals, and while no one overlooked his skill with the saxophone, it was as a composer that Golson






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February 2020
Nicholas Payton
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