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Michael Kabran

Michael Kabran's work has appeared in Washington City Paper, JazzTimes, Harp, The Gazette of Politics and Business, and NPR's Next Generation Radio. As a musician, he has performed with numerous jazz, classical, and pop groups, including the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic.


Reviews

Sunday, May 13 2012

Kenny Garrett: Seeds from the Underground

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett's latest studio effort, his most cohesive release to date, is a sprawling work that serves as a nice summary of his impressive career.


Thursday, September 8 2011

Michael Formanek: The Rub and Spare Change

Bassist Michael Formanek and his stellar quartet show how jazz played by Raymond Chandler and other noir greats might sound.


Monday, June 27 2011

Markku Ounaskari, Samuli Mikkonen and Per Jorgensen: Kuara

Finnish jazz drummer Markku Ounaski and his talented bandmates offer minimalist interpretations of psalms and folks songs connected with the Finno-Ugric peoples.


Monday, April 4 2011

Fake Problems: Real Ghosts Caught on Tape

An enjoyable album that closely follows in the anthemic guitar rock footsteps of labelmates Gaslight Anthem and Jesse Malin.


Monday, March 28 2011

James Cotton: Giant

The blues harmonica legend is back with his first album in six years, and it's dedicated to the memory of Koko Taylor.


Blogs

Wednesday, February 24 2010

Muppets, Myra, and More: The Best Jazz of 2010 -- So Far.

It's only February, but 2010 has already yielded a fistful of significant jazz releases.


Thursday, November 26 2009

Jimmy Cobb's So What Band Covers Kind of Blue: 9.Nov.09 - Barcelona

Legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb's So What Band paid tribute to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue on its 50th birthday. It was a fitting tribute to the most cherished album in jazz.


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