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Hundred-word Reviews for February 2016, Part 3

Today’s five hundred-word reviews are all in the jazz category. All new music, too. Jim Clayton – Lenny Jumps In Soulful, piano-led jazz pop is the purview of Jim Clayton and his band. Nice tunes and clean, spare arrangements are all over this disc’s eleven tracks. Mostly originals, but the standard “Cheek to Cheek” you’ll

Hundred-word Reviews: New Jazz

So much music, so little time. I’m still a relative novitiate when it comes to jazz, but I know what I like. And I like these. All new/contemporary artists, these five albums represent a wide swath across what’s happening in jazz today, though each has a sonic foundation in earlier styles (most notably but not