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Born in Rom Francesco Polito decided at the age of 11 to play his favorite instrument, the saxophone. After his move to Naples he received a master in jazz music and improvisation at the Music Conservatory “San Pietro a Majella”.   

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A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres or originality.  Seldom is the use of this term so justified as in the case of the now thirteen-year-old multi-artist Justin Lee Schultz. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he came in contact with music for the first time, when he learned to play keyboards in an unbelievable age of 5 years. After six months he played like a graduate of an university. By the way Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart also started to compose in the same age. 

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Bassist Jimmy Haslip has released in his solo career only three albums. His debut album Arc came out in 1993. His sophomore album Red Heat was released in 2000 on Unitone Recordings followed by Nightfall in 2010 on VIE Records. The latter two albums are now newly released on Blue Canoe Recordings.  


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Hailing from Cutrofiano, Italy saxophonist Alessio Coli' is employed in his main job at the Italian Post. But his true passion is music. Only after several years did this lust mature into his debut album Genesi (2019). 

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For something a little different, give a listen to pianist Isamu McGregor’s Resonance (Ghost Note Records, 2017). The music moves from breathtaking to symphonic to placid to hard-charging.


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That opening riff. Hear that, and you know what's coming.


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 If you have been a fan of British jazz-funk and soul music for more than twenty years, you’ll know Shakatak. And if you know Shakatak, you’ll know George Anderson – he’s been holding down the low end since the early 80’s.


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