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Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Alex Faldin is playing the bass since his fourteenth year. His debut album was A Peaceful Place (2018). His sophomore album Through Practice followed in 2019. Orange Shine (2021) is Alex's third album.. 


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Pieces of a Dream are keyboardist James Lloyd and drummer Curtis Harmon. Connected for an incredible forty plus years, they were and are an beloved integral part of the smooth jazz community. Not at all aloof, they keep a direct line to their ever-growing fan base.  


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It's been five years since I wrote the review of Chuck Loeb's album Unspoken (2016). Even though Chuck was marked by his illness, we all still had hope that he could continue his life's work. It was to be his last solo album..


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Australian jazz saxophonist Gary Honor has three aces in his hand. Atmospheric (2004), Heads & Tales (2012) and this year Momentum. Actually, the third album was supposed to be released last year, but then the Corona Pandemic interfered.

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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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Morning Dance

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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