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St Lucia Jazz 2012

SAINT LUCIA (January 31, 2012) – Saint Lucia Jazz, now into its 21st year, will feature some of the best live performances from renowned local, regional and international superstars, with celebrated performer and multiple Grammy winner Lionel Richie headlining this year’s festival.   The 2012 event, April 30 – May13, …

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Hulon-After Hours

Artist: Hulon Title: After Hours Genre: Smooth Jazz Label: Premier Musique Group Release Date: Product Link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hulon2/from/muzikman Website: http://hulon.com Source Link: http://www.muzikreviews.com/reviews.php?ID=2027 After Hours is an interesting mix of contemporary R&B with smooth jazz.  The two vocal tracks are very much in the adult contemporary R&B genre, while the rest …

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Stone Quartet Live at Vision Festival CD-2011 Ayler Records

Glenn Astarita Similar to the touring be-bop all-stars of yesteryear, the post-modern sensibilities of today’s improvising musicians often derail semblances of the tried and true. This drummer-less quartet featuring prominent improvisers, generate progressive jazz-based undertones and semi-controlled interactions, largely entrenched within avant-garde type persuasions. Here, the band is captured at …

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What is Jazz?

by LARRY RENI THOMAS Jazz is a term that was given to American classical music around 1900, by the New Orleans aristocrats who after visiting the whorehouses and hearing the black musicians play the sounds of freedom, sought to deny it its dignity when they realized that they couldn’t play …

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