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For the Record: Choice Recent, Local Releases

Barca’s Adam Kessler & Phil Sparks photo by Colin Brynn Bill Anschell Rumbler Origin Records There’s an exhilarating moment on pianist and composer Bill Anschell’s superb new album Rumbler that is emblematic of the album’s strengths, and it’s right at the...
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For the Record: Choice Recent, Local Releases

B’shnorkestra photo by Daniel Sheehan B’shnorkestra Global Concertos Self-released Trumpeter/composer Samantha Boshnack has produced an all-world music feast with her chamber orchestra B’shnorkestra, a 14-piece collective, formed in 2011, merging cross-cultural...
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For the Record: Choice, Recent Local Releases

Alex Pinto photo courtesy of artist Alex Pinto Parkside Breakup Records Alex Pinto’s Parkside has presented a listening experience that is not only intimate, but also therapeutic. With styles comparable to Nels Cline, The Bad Plus, and even the great Muddy Waters,...
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For the Record: Choice Recent, Local Releases

DLO3 photo courtesy of artist DLO3 Close But No Cigar Self-released What Delvon Lamarr’s organ trio (DLO3) has on their hands is a new anthology of instrumental soul anthems. Close But No Cigar is the package of 70s-inspired, blues and funk infused originals by...
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For the Record: Choice Recent, Local Releases

45th Street Brass photo by Chuck Burgess The Sky Is A Suitcase The Sky Is A Suitcase Self-released It is rare to find an album that not only dwells in complete serenity, but astute complexity. In their self-titled release, The Sky Is A Suitcase (Mike Gebhart, drums,...