Articles tagged jonathan finlayson

Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense: Moment & the Message

A superb and daring trumpeter makes a long-awaited debut.

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements: The Mancy of Sound

Hot on the heels of one of 2010's best albums, M-Base mastermind Steve Coleman springs a new one on us that's probably just as good.

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The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.

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Steve Lehman Quintet: On Meaning

An academic scholar with a passionate attack on alto sax drives his quintet through a focused set of truly modern jazz scenarios -- an Out to Lunch for today.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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