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Samuel Blaser “Consort in Motion” CD-2011 Kind of Blue Records

Glenn Astarita German trombonist Samuel Blaser merges his classical and jazz skills with similes and progressive-jazz arrangements of Italian Renaissance composer Claudio Monteverdi. It’s a manifold sequence of works sans any contrived implications or evolvements. Blaser’s evocative phrasings are alternated with variances in tone and a highly charged emotive element. …

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Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival Closing Night – The New Gary Burton Quartet at the BPC

Gary Burton’s debut release on Mack Avenue Records, Common Ground, is Burton’s first studio album since 2005, and introduces his latest band, the New Gary Burton Quartet, featuring guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. The group performs during the closing night concert of the 2011 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. Burton, the Grammy-winning pioneer of …

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