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For the Record

For the Record

Frank KohlSolitudeSELF-RELEASED In jazz music, solo performances on piano or guitar are the noblest of ventures. No other format leaves the artist quite so vulnerable, and represents a task so daunting. The rewards are rich however, for once the player achieves a...
For the Record

For the Record

Jay Clayton, Fritz Pauer, Ed Neumeister3 For the RoadMeisteroMusic 0020 For two decades starting in 1982, improvising vocalist Jay Clayton was a major force in Seattle jazz, helping shape a generation of forward-thinking students (Briggan Krauss, Brad Shepik, others)...
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For The Record

Josh HouFeeling of Home SELF-RELEASED Accordionist Josh Hou’s last album, 2019’s Bilingualism, established the voice of a composer/instrumentalist at home between two languages, on an instrument with a cosmopolitan history. Collaborating with local trumpeter...
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For The Record

Bad News BotanistsIndignationSelf-released For now, forget about the bad news, and let’s talk about some good news: Seattle sextet Bad News Botanists’ new album, Indignation opens its buds this month. Following their 2017 Earshot NW recording of the year nominated...
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For The Record

New Music From Women in Jazz One of the many pandemic-induced disappointments for Seattle jazz lov¬ers was the cancellation by the Maria Schneider Orchestra (which features Spokane-bred trombonist Ryan Ke¬berle) and the new, all-women’s super¬group, Artemis. Luckily,...

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