Jon Irabagon

Jazz Album Review: Barry Altschul’s 3Dom Factor — “Long Tall Sunshine”

June 25, 2021
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Long Tall Sunshine pulls off a delightful paradox: it combines in-your-face vigor with subtlety, probing free improvisations with appealing compositions.

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Jazz Survey: Chordless Drills – A Listener’s Guide to the Saxophone Trio

November 3, 2020
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Here is a personal selection of recordings in the saxophone trio format. These linear collaborations have been part of the jazz scene for at least seventy years now. The results are almost always illuminating and exhilarating, and a review of them offers a miniature history of saxophone styles.

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Jazz Review: “Bending Bridges” – Mary Halvorson Changes the Musical Conversation

June 3, 2012
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If you have a taste for something different that also has some depth and heft, then guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson’s new album may be just what you’re looking for.

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